What did you have for breakfast today? The likelihood is that you’re like many Americans and either skipped breakfast entirely or just grabbed a quick cup of coffee and a pastry. But if you’re looking to make a difference in your weight loss, you might want to take another look at your daily routine.

Breakfast IS the Most Important Meal of the Day

According to Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, breakfast is the most important meal because it fuels your body for a busy day and gets your brain ready to concentrate, whether that’s on school work or at your job.

If you are running on empty, your body will be forced into ketosis, a metabolic process that occurs when you lack glucose that comes from food. While ketosis is good for weight loss, it’s not good for long periods of time. In fact, while you sleep, your body is naturally put into ketosis while you fast before you eat again upon waking. Hence why the first meal of the day is called breakfast: because you’re breaking your fast.

Best Breakfasts for Weight Loss

If you know you should eat breakfast in the morning to fuel your muscles and brain, then it follows that your cup of Joe and donut probably aren’t going to cut it. So what should you be eating instead?

A new study by researchers at Tel Aviv University suggests that a high-calorie, high-protein breakfast is the way to start the day. And more than that, they’ve specified that a breakfast that contains the whey protein found in milk products will keep you feeling more full throughout the day—and increase weight loss—than other animal- and plant-based proteins. The study followed 48 participants for nearly two years as they ate regulated meals: a larger breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a small dinner. Among the three test groups, the group that had a whey-protein breakfast lost more than three pounds more than the next group. An added benefit is that such a diet can also help manage type 2 diabetes, according to the study.

Unfortunately, too many of us don’t focus on eating protein in the morning, mostly because we’re in such a hurry to get to work or take kids to school. Luckily, a breakfast high in whey protein is simple to prepare and take with you as you run out the door if you rely on a whey protein shake or smoothie. You’ll be energized and full through your busy morning and into lunch.

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Let’s say that you start each day with a whey-protein meal, eat a moderate meal at lunch, and finish with a lower-calorie meal at dinner, but regardless, you still have some pesky pounds that just won’t go away. If you’re focused on your health, you probably want a non-invasive, low-risk alternative to get rid of those last few pounds/inches. That’s where Bodify can help.

Bodify has completed more than 7,500 CoolSculpting procedures, and it’s all we do. At our Phoenix office, we help busy professionals reach their goals with a simple, FDA-cleared procedure that freezes the fat, which is naturally eliminated by the body in the next two to four months. Combine this procedure with your healthy diet and exercise plan, and you’ll be looking great in your clothes in no time.

Learn more about how Bodify is different and the results we’ve created for our client by looking at our before-and-after pictures. You’ll be feeling more comfortable in your clothes in no time, and we’ll toast your success with a nice whey-protein smoothie.