Flat Stomachs, Over Easy

Wake up and smell the proof: People with a history of skipping breakfast have larger waists — by a whole 2 inches, than those who eat in the morning. This is according to research in the American Journal of Nutrition. If you pass on breakfast you may binge later, the study warned. In addition to extra calories, over time this can cause your body to store more fat.

Protein is key factor in the body’s ability to stay full so aim for about 10-15 grams of protein(lean, of course) for the a.m. meal. Two eggs with one pulka(it’s better than bread and can give you another gram of protein and fibre), A cup of dahi with fruit, dosa with ¬†peanut chutney, and oatmeal with some milk and walnuts are some good examples.

Here are some options:

FOOD ITEM PROTEIN CONTENT CALORIES
One egg 6 grams 80
One cup oatmeal 4 grams 110
One cup lowfat milk 8 grams 90
One cup dahi 10 grams 110
One dosa 8 grams 300
Two idlis 2.5 grams 140
Chila made with one cup yellow moong dal 7 grams 150
One plain paratha 4 grams 120
One cup sambar 12 grams 300

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