So, what is a healthy breakfast I hear you ask? Well the short answer is ‘anything you like’! A healthy breakfast depends on entirely on what your goals are.
For most of us a good a breakfast should be something that leaves us full enough to so we do not succumb to the temptations of the mid-morning snack! Ultimately, it should have a good source of protein, a healthy balance of carbs and fats, and be nutrient rich.
The most satiating macronutrient is protein, so your breakfast, like all other main meals should contain a meaningful serving of protein. The 2nd most satiating macronutrient is fibre, which can be found in complex carbs such as; oats, wholemeal bread or root vegetables.
Egg on toast, overnight oats, SKYR fruit & nuts, Eatlean on toast are all great options, but you could literally eat anything for breakfast!
It’s easy to overthink these things and we want you to make your lifestyle as simple and easy to understand as possible, because the simpler and easier it is, the more adherent you will be, consistency matters more than any radical nutritional ideas about insulin secretion or apoptosis!
So, what are you having for breakfast tomorrow?
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Whether you’re dashing out of the door to get to work on time, or taking it nice and easy on a Sunday morning. One thing is for sure, you need to make sure you are full up on a balanced, healthy breakfast to get the most out of your day.
At Eatlean we recognise how important breakfast is in shaping your energy levels (and mood!) throughout the day, that’s why our healthy breakfast products are not just high in protein, and low in calories. They are also super convenient!
Why not try our Eatlean Super-Porridge which is high in protein & fibre, low in sugar, and packed full of essential vitamins, keeping you energised all day! Or spruce up your boring old toast with Eatlean Spreadable, high in protein, low in fat, and yummy! A quick spread with a knife and you’re well on your way to a healthy balanced breakfast.
Eatlean has undoubtedly positively impacted the livelihoods of many of our long term Eatleaners, helping them put cheese back on their menu’s and smash their own personal goals. Here are some of their stories that may inspire you to follow in your footsteps!
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A breakfast that is high in protein has many health benefits. One of the benefits which is particularly relevant to the first meal of the day, is an increase in alertness.
A high protein breakfast raises your brain’s tyrosine levels, which helps your brain produce neurotransmitters called norepinephrine and dopamine. This makes you feel awake and alert.
There is a growing body of evidence supporting the idea of eating more protein at breakfast time. In fact, any experts now recommend people try to get 25 – 30grams of protein with every meal, including breakfast. Natural yoghurt, eggs and avocados are the obvious ways you can easily boost the protein content in your breakfast.
One of the benefits of eating protein at breakfast is that it can help curb those afternoon cravings. By helping you to feel full for longer, a higher protein breakfast can help you to consume fewer calories throughout the day. When a high protein breakfast is combined with foods that are high in fibre, the satiated feelings will last longer.
A high protein intake may also increase your metabolism, which increases the number of calories you burn.
If you are aiming for the recommended 20-30grams of protein at breakfast, you’ll want to know which ingredients are going to give yo the best bang for your buck. Greek yoghurt packs a tidy 10g of protein per 100g serving, sprinkle over good serving of oatmeal (16g of protein per 100g) and you’ll be well on your way.
Another popular way of get a high protein breakfast is with a combination of eggs, avocado and cottage cheese, which would easily get you up to 30g, and it’s delicious too!
For a high protein, low carb breakfast you’ll need to stay away from toast and cereals, opting instead for eggs, smoked salmon, spinach, avocado, tofu, cottage cheese and yoghurt (not necessarily all at the same time!).
Your body does get some energy from protein, but providing energy is not the primary purpose of protein. It takes your body longer to turn protein into energy, so for a faster and more tangible energy boost you’ll need glucose from carbs. If you are getting enough calories from other sources, your body won’t need to use protein for energy at all.