Protein breakfast can help overweight kids lose weight

Worried about your overweight teenage children? It’s time to feed them a protein packed breakfast as a new study reveals that it could prevent gain of body fat in overweight teenagers.


Researchers said that the key to eating 35 grams of protein was to consume a combination of high-quality proteins including milk, eggs, lean meats and yogurt.

Encourage your child to avoid skipping breakfast and eat a bowl of cereal and milk every morning. You can add fruits to add variety.

On some days, you could give them a healthy breakfast bar, an omelette or a milkshake.

They added that normally people establish eating behaviours during their teen years and if teenagers were able to develop good eating habits now, such as eating breakfast, this habit was likely to continue for the rest of their lives.

In this international study, researchers fed two groups of overweight teens, who reported skipping breakfast between five and seven times a week, either normal-protein breakfast meals or high-protein breakfast meals.

A third group of teens continued to skip breakfast for 12 weeks.

The experts said that the group of teens who ate high-protein breakfasts reduced their daily food intake by 400 calories and lost body fat mass, while the groups who ate normal-protein breakfast or continued to skip breakfast gained additional body fat.

The results showed that when individuals ate a high-protein breakfast, they voluntarily consumed less food the rest of the day and had more stable glucose levels than the other groups.