After waking up in the morning, it is better to have a protein-rich meal for breakfast. It should be taken within one hour of awakening. Eggs or soy proteins are good options for your breakfast. Proteins help you feel satiety early and limit the amount of your diet because, they provide nutrients, which the brain pleads. Therefore, you will not feel hunger frequently. This process can reduce fat and carbohydrate consumption significantly.
If you are doing anaerobic exercise (lifting weight and strength training), proteins help increase the muscle mass of your body, and hence more calorie burn. Dietary proteins can raise the process of heat production (thermogenesis) in the body. It will augment the energy expenditure, which results in burning more fat.
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