Why You Need To Eat Breakfast

Eat breakfast = lose weight. This is the conclusion from copious studies, including those conducted by the University of Massachusetts (UMASS) School of Medicine and best-selling author Tim Ferriss.

The University of Massachusetts’ study showed that, "subjects who regularly skipped breakfast had 4.5 times the risk of obesity as those who regularly consumed breakfast." Let's repeat that in layman's. If you don't eat brekky you're 4.5 more likely to be overweight to the point of disease. Reckless binging and evening overindulgence are the primary causes.

Tim Ferriss takes the UMASS findings further, specifically recommending his subjects consume 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up. In his research for The 4-Hour Body, Tim tests his theory on hundreds of male and female subjects and the results are unbelievable.

The protein consumption may sound confronting to some but according to Ferris and his subjects it's absolutely worth the habitual change. Pretty simple hey?

How To Eat A Protein Packed Breakfast

I have two favourite breakfasts for achieving my 30 for 30. The time poor workday solution is a smoothie, which I make the night before, of spinach, kale, cashews, coconut water, peanut butter and vanilla vegan protein. Tastes like dessert, has nearly three servings of vegetables and hits 32 grams of protein. Keeps me full and energised for hours.

My weekend 30 for 30 is all about the huevos. Love me three scrambled eggs with lots of chili, parsley, some raw baby spinach and at least half an avocado.

Weight-loss tastes pretty good. Pretty, pretty.. pretty good.


About James

I co-founded Green Press in 2013. I grew up in Alice Springs, the Australian outback, with absolutely no understanding of what healthy food is. Mum...

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