The Importance of Breakfast

The Importance of Breakfast

by Dr. Morgan Camp M.D. admin

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19/05/15
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Breakfast is by far the most important meal of the day. Studies show that starting the day off with a good breakfast will help boost your metabolism, give you the energy you need for the day, reduce risks of heart disease and diabetes, and increase your brainpower. Eating breakfast is the part of the san franskinny diet that is pivotal for turning you into a fat burner. One of the best benefits our patients see after implementing the san franskinny breakfast is a serious reduction in their food cravings and desire to snack.

If you are tired of feeling fatigued, having food cravings, and sick of not losing the weight, start following our breakfast protocol today, and watch your weight loss success multiply. Read on for a few of the benefits of eating a good breakfast and some examples of healthy breakfasts to give you inspiration.

Breakfast Confusion

Many people think that by skipping breakfast they can lose more weight. However, for most overweight people, the opposite is true. After having skipped breakfast, by noon you are often so hungry that you fall prey to eating scones, cookies, pizza or other high carbohydrate food. This is because you are not yet on a fat burning metabolism. Missing breakfast—or intermittent fasting—only works when you are already in fat burning mode.

There will be a time when we may recommend intermittent fasting and missing breakfast, but before we recommend this, we’ve got to get you into fat burning mode and lose some weight. Eating our healthy fat and protein breakfast is the quickest strategy to get you burning fat fast and boost your metabolism!

Breakfast Eaters Keep The Weight Off and Reduce Health Risks

We know following our breakfast protocol is sometimes difficult. Turning to the research may boost your motivation as recent research shows a huge improvement in long-term weight loss and maintenance when participants ate breakfast as well as huge reductions in cardiovascular risk and diabetes.

In a recent study 3000 people who ate breakfast every day lost an average of 70 pounds and kept the weight off for at least 6 years. In the same study only 4% of the people who did not eat breakfast had sustained weight loss. Do you want to be in the success group? If yes, then eat your breakfast!

Moreover, multiple studies have shown that eating a healthy breakfast is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. This risk reduction is primarily attributed to a reduction in snacking and overeating throughout the day that occurs when folks follow a healthy breakfast protocol.

What’s in Your Breakfast Matters

The benefits of eating breakfast only count if you eat breakfast correctly. Many of us grew up eating toast, cereals, fruit smoothies, and other carbohydrate, sugary type breakfasts. Eating sugar laden, carbohydrate breakfasts will spike your blood sugar and insulin contributing to fat storage. However, eating a healthy fat and protein rich breakfast, like the one on the san franskinny diet, will reduce production fat storage hormones making you feel fuller longer and getting you into fat burning mode. Some great sources of protein include eggs, meats, nuts, and beans.

A Few Breakfast Suggestions

One high protein breakfast that is easy to make in the morning and will last you a while is a healthy omelet. This spinach and sausage omelet topped with avocado and salsa will boost your energy and keep you full throughout the morning.

  1. 1. Slice ½ of a sausage, preferably organic and grass fed. (One popular favorite
    is Aidell’s chicken and apple sausage.)
  2. 2. Cook the sausage in coconut oil.
  3. 3. Saute a handful of spinach in the same pan.
  4. 4. Add a little more coconut oil if needed and add three scrambled eggs.
  5. 5. Eat with up to ½ a fresh avocado on top and some salsa if desired

Another favorite for people who don’t want eggs and are looking to mix it up is our protein shake. All the ingrediets for this delicious smoothie can be found at your local Trader Joe’s.

Blend:

  • Whey Protein Powder: 2 Scoops
  • Frozen Berries (organic blueberries and raspberries are great): ¼ cup
  • Unsweetened Coconut or Almond Milk for consistency
  • Flax or Chia Seeds: 1 Tablespoon
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