We’ve all been there in the morning: should we have that muffin or skip breakfast all together in an attempt to lose weight? Turns out, the latter decision is not a wise one at all, especially if you are trying to lose weight. Skipping meals, particularly breakfast, in an attempt to cut out unwanted calories, actually makes weight control more difficult in the long run. Increased hunger in meal skippers leads to consuming larger food portions during the next meal, or desperately resorting to scarfing down a sugary candy bar to ward off hunger in the middle of the day.
Consuming a healthy breakfast each morning is not only good for your body, as research has revealed that the body ads less body fat when people consume smaller and more frequent meals than if they consume the same number of calories in fewer larger meals. But a healthy breakfast is also good for your brain. In fact, by consuming a nutritious meal in the morning, you are recharging both your body and your brain, which will lead you to be more effective in all you do throughout the day, including exercising at the gym and working at your job.
Here is a great pancake recipe that will help you start your day off the right way!
Protein Pancakes Recipe
by Amy Larkin
One cup of egg whites
½ cup of cottage cheese
½ cup of oatmeal (uncooked)
5 splenda packets (or alternate sweetner)
Cinnamon (to taste)
1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well blended.
2. Heat lightly oiled pan or griddle.
3. Scoop the batter onto the cooking surface, creating your preferred size pancake.
4. Brown on both sides, ensuring the pancake cooks evenly
5. Serve hot and enjoy!