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WEIGHT MANAGEMENT BASICS #3: WHY PROTEIN BREAKFAST SHAKES ? Many people skip breakfast including 50% of teenage girls and many dieters. They do this thinking that they are saving calories and putting off facing food or they are just too rushed or tired first thing in the morning to have breakfast. This doesn’t work! Skipping breakfast leads to more hunger and more eating later in the day sabotaging your weight loss journey. Other people don’t skip breakfast but have a cup of coffee and a piece of toast or muffin with only a tiny amount of protein. This is also a mistake. Protein at breakfast helps control hunger and the quickest and most convenient way to have protein is to make a shake yourself. It takes just a few minutes and provides not only protein but vitamins and minerals. A Protein- Rich Shake is real food just in a different convenient form and you can add fruits like berries or banana to your shake or just have a great tasting shake by adding non-fat milk or soy milk to your protein shake powder in a shaker or blender. In seconds your breakfast is ready to enjoy. A high protein shake also has a low Glycemic Index or GI so it does not raise blood glucose levels as much as refined carbohydrates. You save calories while also controlling hunger for hours. In this example a breakfast of a cup of coffee and a bran muffin with hidden fat and sugar has 430 Calories while a Protein-Rich Shake has only about 200 Calories. That is why over 500 studies have shown that adding meal replacement shakes to your diet plan works! Next time I will discuss how to choose a meal plan that fits your body protein, the calories you burn, and your lifestyle-so stay tuned. By the way- HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SHAKE TODAY ? #drdavidheber #weightlossjourney #shakes #protein #breakfast to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com and read PERSONALIZED NUTRITION AND TRANSFORMATION available on Amazon.com as an e-book for $5.49.