The Importance of Protein at Breakfast

Do you include a good source of protein in most of your breakfasts?  If you feel like you're hungry much of the time even when eating well-balanced meals, try it as an experiment.

This isn't a new idea to many of us.  But I see enough bloggers either just discovering this, or still not having discovered it, that I think it's worth mentioning.

Research shows protein at breakfast helps control hunger.

Sometimes we have a hard time trusting what we're feeling.  Or maybe we don't always realize what produces a certain effect.  A look at the research can help.

To explore the impact of protein on satiety, Heather J. Leidy, PhD, has conducted a number of studies examining the question of whether moderate-protein diets, such as the Zone or South Beach diet, which also contain adequate amounts of fruits and veggies, have the same appetite-controlling effects as high-protein diets like the Atkins diet, which typically contain inadequate amounts of these important foods.   She found they did, which is great news for the health of dieters.