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Protein Rich Breakfasts Are More Important Than You Thought

I get it; sometimes you don't want to eat a filling breakfast, for many different reasons. You don't want to start the day off full, or your dieting won't agree with it, but new evidence is proving that a protein rich breakfast may be just what you need.

With sixty percent of young Americans skipping breakfast everyday, you would think that breakfast wasn't important at all, but the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology is saying otherwise.

Heather Leidy, an assistant professor in the Department, says that eating a breakfast rich in protein significantly improves appetite control and reduces unhealthy snacking on high-fat or high-sugar foods in the evening.

This statistic could ultimately improve the diets of more than 25 million overweight or obese young adults in this country. Not only could this help obesity and health issues, this could drastically help body image issues of Americans everywhere.

We tend to think we're overweight or unhealthy if we're eating so much throughout the day or indulging in our favorite snacks. Having a protein rich breakfast could put an end to these thoughts, if it tricks your body into not being so hungry throughout the day.

Ally | Elite.

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