You should include protein with each breakfast. It’s important to include protein in every meal – including breakfast, says Garrett Swisher, a registered dietitian at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis. “A lot of us today don’t eat breakfast and for those that do, typical choices, such as cereals, baked goods and granola bars, are high in sugars and refined grains,” he says. “These breakfast options may not be giving you the best nutrition.” You should eat breakfast every day, and include protein in each breakfast, he says.
Eating protein at breakfast can help you achieve your weight goals. Because protein helps make you feel more satisfied, consuming some with each meal means you’re less likely to snack, adds Lisa Jones, a registered dietitian based in Philadelphia. Consuming protein at breakfast therefore can be helpful in achieving weight goals. Overall, you should aim to consume between 10% and 35% of your calories a day from protein, she says. “For example, if your nutritional needs call for 2,000 calories daily, you should get 200 to 700 calories from protein, or 50 to 175 grams,” Jones says.
Excerpted from U.S. News