Weekly Challenge for 3/3 - 3/9:

Eat a protein based breakfast.

Heather Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri, conducted an experiment on the benefits of a high-protein diet, as detailed in the Winter 2011 "Mizzou" magazine. Leidy studied hunger sensations in those who ate a high-protein breakfast at 35 to 40 g of protein compared to those who ate 18 g of protein per meal. She found those who ate a high-protein breakfast reported feeling less hungry later in the day than those who did not. From these results, Leidy theorized that high-protein meals release ghrelin, a hunger hormone that increases your feelings of satiety and fullness.

This weeks' challenge is to eat a protein based breakfast each morning for the entire week. You will be able to submit that you completed the challenge on Monday, March 10. You must complete the challenge 6 out of 7 days to get credit.