Starting your day with a high-protein breakfast can be the metabolism boost you need to get closer to your weight loss goals. Because protein helps you stay fuller for longer, it’s always a smart idea to include a good source of protein in your first meal of the day, helping reduce cravings and maintain a healthy diet.
Specifically, the one high-protein breakfast you should have to speed up weight loss is a protein pancake.
Jenny Finke, who is the blogger behind Good For You Gluten Free and is certified in Integrative Nutrition, suggests her recipe for a delicious gluten-free protein pancake. Her combination of eggs, oats, and flaxseed meal make for a nutritious breakfast that is ideal for weight loss.
She explains, "Eggs are a wonderful addition to any breakfast. The bioavailability of the protein content in eggs is 91%, and numerous studies have shown that eating eggs promotes weight loss. I like to combine the eggs with delicious oats and flaxseed meal to add plenty of soluble fiber and healthy fats (omega-3s) to the mix."
This is a great breakfast option for weight loss, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Finke tells SheFinds, "I say skip the cold cereal that fills you up for about 30 minutes, and opt for this protein pancake which keeps you full for a good 4-6 hours."
Choosing a protein-rich breakfast can be a key factor in achieving your long-term weight loss goals. Finke explains, "A big, protein- and fiber-rich breakfast will prevent you from snacking nonstop in the morning. The bonus is that when you don't snack, you give your digestive system time to rest between meals."
What You'll Need: eggs, gluten-free oats, raw honey, flaxseed meal, vanilla, cinnamon, cooking spray, fruit (optional), syrup (optional)
Having these protein pancakes for breakfast is a great way to start your day off in a diet-friendly way. The recipe is full of protein, healthy fats, and soluble fiber. Plus, they only take around 10 minutes to make. To make these sweet pancakes taste even better, Finke suggests serving them with some fresh fruit, adding in some extra nutrients.