We all know that trying to lose weight is a hard shell to crack. With most diets, we spend our time eliminating food from our daily intake, which only makes us want to eat more. You scramble from skinny jeans to fat jeans and back to skinny jeans in just one month. Sometimes it seems like a losing battle, and just thinking about dieting is making me hungry right now, but there is some good news. Recent studies have shown, there is one thing you can add to your diet that will help you lose weight and aid in keeping it off. Protein.
Eating protein can reduce snacking by half, and a new study in the FASEB Journal found eating twice the RDA of protein, promoted weight loss without muscle loss. Others discovered, those who ate more protein for breakfast were even more successful in long-term weight management. To determine your Dietary Reference Intake of protein use this calculator.
This is no yolk, one of the easiest high protein breakfasts you can prepare is a hard-boiled egg. On average a large egg contains 6 grams of protein. They are self-contained, portable and you can cook them in advance. Cooked eggs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Not a fan of hard boiled-eggs? You’re not alone, many people are turned off by the dry, green ringed yolks of a hard-boiled egg, but as soon as you learn how to cook an egg correctly, it’s like a gift from … a chicken. And the secret, don’t boil them. This video will show you exactly how to cook the perfect egg.
Of course, always check with your doctor before changing your diet.