We’ve all probably heard how “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Breakfast is certainly important, but specifically a high protein breakfast is very significant. A healthy high protein meal is the best way to start your day because it increases a chemical in the brain that affects food reward. It influences the neurotransmitters that control hunger, brain function, and overall energy levels. Just consuming twenty to thirty-five grams of protein in the morning is the key to feeling satiated and stop cravings for junk food throughout the day. Protein causes a very gradual and sustained rise in blood sugar, unlike a high spike like you would get from a processed high carbohydrate Westernized breakfast foods like Pop Tarts, waffles, and sugary cereals. This gradual rise is what you want to have each day because it will produce a consistent nutrient supply to your brain and muscles.
A healthy high protein breakfast can be made at home quickly and effortlessly. Eggs, turkey bacon, mozzarella cheese, chicken breast, and guacamole are some of my preferred choices. I tend to hard-boil eggs while cooking chicken breasts after work to save time in the morning. Don’t be afraid of having some fat with your protein. Fat will keep you full and not be responsible for making you fat like the processed grains in breakfast breads muffins. If you don’t want to eat an animal protein, you can have a whey protein shake with peanut butter. There are multiple flavors and you can add various nuts, almond butter, or sunflower butter to improve the consistency. As always, check out all of our low-carb, high protein, and healthy fat options. So here you have it, another reason not to skip breakfast.