Healthy eating habits: busting the 3 biggest breakfast myths
Does a high-protein breakfast keep you feeling full longer?
Should you eat breakfast if you want to lose weight?
And does too much coffee dehydrate your body?
Find the truth here about the three biggest breakfast myths.
MYTH #1: “A HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST KEEPS YOU FEELING FULL LONGER.”
Protein, one of three essential macronutrients, plays an important role in our diet. But are high-protein foods really a healthy way to fill up? The answer is yes. A breakfast rich in protein increases feelings of satiety. Protein seems to raise leptin levels in the blood, thus curbing our appetite.
But be careful: Your breakfast shouldn’t consist of only high-protein ingredients! Shoot for a healthy balance – foods rich in fibre are important, too. On the Spencer Lissamore Fitness app, you can find amazing breakfast ideas to jumpstart your day.
MYTH #2: “YOU SHOULD EAT BREAKFAST IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT.”
Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? There are several arguments for and against. For instance, a meal in the morning seems to help boost your metabolism. But then intermittent fasting has shown that it is possible to lose weight without eating breakfast.
The fact is that at the end of the day, what matters most in weight loss is the number of calories you consume. If you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight.
MYTH #3: “TOO MUCH COFFEE IN THE MORNING DEHYDRATES YOUR BODY.”
This one really gets under my NikePRO! Grrr…
People are always saying that coffee dehydrates the body, but coffee lovers can relax: coffee isn’t going to drain your body of water. The most a heavy dose of caffeine is going to do is increase your urine output.
Plus, people used to drinking large amounts of coffee aren’t affected as much. So, there’s no reason to skip your morning coffee (preferably without flavoured creamers and sugar). Still, it’s probably a good idea to drink a glass of water with each cup of coffee.
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– Coach SL.
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