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The #1 Best Breakfast Recipe for Easy Weight Loss, Says Dietitian

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so how can you make the most of it for weight loss?

When you're focused on calories alone, it may sound like a good idea to skip breakfast and save those calories for later.

While that seems logical, the truth is eating breakfast can actually reduce hunger and cravings later in the day.

If you're trying to save calories at every turn, I'm willing to bet that your hunger catches up to you eventually, and you find yourself then overindulging and possibly even feeling out of control with food.

Research shows that overeating, especially at night, is often a direct result of under-eating throughout the day. What if you didn't have to use every ounce of willpower you could muster to stick to your diet?

There is a better way. This Sweet Potato Hash with Chicken Sausage is a super satisfying way to eat a balanced breakfast that will actually make it easier for you to eat more moderately later in the day.

Let's dive into the details of what makes this breakfast work for weight loss.

Breakfast hash with sweet potato and chicken sausage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald

It keeps you feeling full.

Foods that are high in protein and complex carbs are some of the most satisfying foods you can eat. That means they keep you feeling full for longer and make it naturally easier to stop eating when you feel full.

It stabilizes your energy.

Because of the protein-packed chicken sausage and eggs in this dish, you will find that your energy levels are more stable throughout the morning.

High protein breakfasts are shown to improve blood sugar throughout the day and influence our appetite and cravings at night.

Thus, starting your day off with a protein-centric meal can positively impact your waistline.

It decreases cravings.

Cravings at night are often the result of not eating enough during the day. If you struggle to feel in control around food after dinner, it's counterintuitive but the right breakfast can help you.

This breakfast has a double-whammy for improved cravings at night: it is both high in super satiating protein and complex carbs.

Make a large batch on the weekend, and enjoy all week for a grab-and-go breakfast!

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Caroline Thomason, RDN
Caroline is a women's health Registered Dietitian and diabetes educator based in Northern Virginia. Read more about Caroline