Starting the day with a healthy breakfast has been linked to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight. Whether or not you want to lose weight, you expect your breakfast to keep you full and satisfied until your next meal. When you are hungry an hour later, you may blame your body but it could be the quality of your meal.
You may say that we are blaming it on the obvious, but it could be that you didn’t eat enough calories. If you didn’t overdo it at dinner the night before, you should be hungry after you wake up. Starting your day with a meal that is between 300 to 400 calories should keep you full for a couple hours. If you need to have a small snack, such as an apple and peanut butter, before lunch, so be it.
Your meal should have protein to keep you full, carbohydrates to give you energy, and healthy fats to satisfy you. Healthy breakfast options include eggs with whole wheat toast and avocado, plain oatmeal with chia seeds or nut butter, or Greek yogurt with fresh fruit and nuts. These options will give you the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat to keep you energized and focused throughout the day.