Do you need Morning Tea?
Largely it depends on the individual and their metabolism. If we have been programmed to eat a substantial breakfast and then not eat again until lunchtime, there is no need to add it in, but if you genuinely feel hungry mid-morning, it is a sign that your body has burnt through your breakfast and that you need to eat. You are also likely to need a mid-morning snack if there is more than 4 or 5 hours between your breakfast and lunch.
The issue with the morning teas that we choose is that they tend to be carb heavy, leaving us feeling unsatisfied until lunchtime. So, if you do feel hungry mid-morning, make sure you still have 2 hours before you eat lunch and also that your mid-morning snack contains at least 5-10g of protein and is between150-200 calories.
Some great mid-morning snack options include Mainland Light cheese and crackers, a small skim latte, 2 rhye cruskits and cottage cheese.
For more detailed nutritional and diet information click here to check out Susie Burrell’s blog.
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