Protein for Breakfast
A recent study conducted at Purdue University found that those who add a protein (eggs, Greek yogurt, protein shake) to their breakfast tend to be less hungry throughout the day. Protein slows down digestion and when added to a carbohydrate, keeps the blood sugar from spiking. Thus, you feel full longer and are less likely to crash and feel tired in the afternoon.
Look for the upcoming article for Quick ways to add protein for a power-packed breakfast!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.