Researches Recommend High-Protein Breakfast for the Obese
Wayne W. Campbell, PhD, professor of Foods and Nutrition at Purdue University, states that there are a large number of researches that support eating high quality protein rich food, especially when dieting. This maintains the feeling of fullness.
Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond conducted a study on 94 obese women. They divided them into two groups putting one group on a low-calorie breakfast routine and the other on a big breakfast routine. In 8 weeks time, the big breakfast group was losing a large amount of weight continuously while the other group had stopped losing weight after a very impressive start.
Another study conducted by the researchers at Purdue University concluded that if people ate high-quality protein rich breakfast, they had the sense of fullness all through the day in comparison to when the protein intake was high in lunch or dinner.
For their study, the researchers added protein high products in different meals for different sample groups. They found that the feeling of fullness was felt the most when the additional proteins (egg and Canadian Bacon) were consumed during breakfast.
Modify Your Breakfast Routine
Due to our busy lifestyles most of us do not get the time to prepare a breakfast at home. The readymade versions of breakfast meals, however, are higher in carbohydrates than proteins. So we need to be very careful while selecting our breakfast meals.
Most of the fast food restaurants offer omelettes which you can order to your preference; so that is a good option. The low-carb food bars are handy and can be carried with oneself. You can also consider some of our suggestion on high-protein breakfast ideas (given in the column above) for starters.
The high protein breakfast diet will take some time to get used to. So, eat healthy and take one step at a time.