How to get protein into every meal, including breakfast?

Vegetarian Weight Loss Diet - Protein for breakfast without fats/cholesterol

How does your diet look?

Breakfast - Mid Morning - Lunch -Mid Afternoon - Evening Meal - After evening meal

What is the balance of carbohydrates and protein in your diet

Excess carbohydrates in the diet is one of the major reasons for weight gain i.e. cereal and toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, pasta for tea and other carb based snacks such as cereal bars, rice cakes and chocolate during the day. "Always Tired - My diet had been almost all carbs i had no nutrition going into my body"

Excess carbs are easily stored as fat.

BBC Programme about the science of losing weight - practical demonstrations on the value of getting protein into every meal

Top Tip - Get Protein into every meal

Protein comes in the form of meat, soy products, cheese and dairy products. However, most of these are in the form of animal proteins, which add greatly to the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Therefore we need to look for high quality proteins, in our diet, from non-animal sources.

Are you getting the right protein intake?

Healthy Breakfast

What type of breakfast do you have? Is your breakfast made up entirely of carbohydrates? Really how healthy is your breakfast cereal? How much fibre does it contain? Look at alternatives to breakfast cereals and toast.

Make sure you eat breakfast.

If you don't eat breakfast, you slow down your metabolism and send the body into "hoard mode," thinking it's starving because you're going a long period of time frequently 8 to 10 hours or more, without food. Or you develop a craving later in the day. Try a
protein shake packed with nutrients, hunger busting soy protein and complex carbohydrates instead of skipping breakfast.

Don't starve.

Dropping your calorie intake below 1,000 calories a day will signal to your body that you are in starvation mode, and will slow down your metabolism.

Find alternatives to carbohydrate based snacks

The supermarkets are full of carbohydrate snacks. Snacks such as rice cakes, cereal bars, chocolate bars, crisps and other bars where the principal ingredient is carbohydrate. Check the special offers, how many are carb based snacks? Why? Its a high profit item with low cost raw material. Take a look at the GI index of carb based snacks such as rice cakes. Can you open a pack of biscuits and just eat one? Carbs = short term sense of fullness. Protein = long term appetite control. Consider alternative protein snacks

What about fruit?

Yes a healthy snack as contains fibre and nutrients but avoid snacking on fruit as an alternative to a balanced meal containing protein, especially if sensitive to carbohydrates. There are more nutrients in vegetables!

Top Tip - Get balance of snacks between fruit, protein and vegetables.

Body shape?

Science has discovered that not all people respond to food in the same way and an individual's metabolic differences can make optimal nutrition difficult and elusive. Understanding how the body copes with carbohydrates could provide a solution and a new shape.

Eat smaller meals more frequently.

Smaller, more frequent meals keeps your blood sugar stable and provides a steady source of energy to fuel metabolism.


Build muscle with weight training or resistance exercise.

Muscle burns more calories than fat, and the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, even at rest! Maintain a
healthy muscle mass by maintaining adequate protein in your diet. Regard your muscles as fat furnaces.

Understanding Hypoglycemia

The ratio of macronutrients protein, carbohydrate, and fat-in the meals you eat is the key to permanent weight loss and optimal health.

Water, water, water!!

You've heard it before, but drink those 6-8 ,8-ounce glasses of water every day. The energy burning process of metabolism needs water to work effectively.

Vitality

How a variation in your blood sugar levels through consumption of carbohydrates can affect vitality levels. How to boost energy levels?

Support your metabolism

Thermojetics Herbal Beverage with natural thermojetic ingredients. Do you struggle to drink 6-8 glasses of water a day? The Thermo beverage counts towards your total water consumption as unlike coffee its doesn't have diuretic properties. One option is to alternate between plain water and "Thermo" throughout the day.

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