A classic protein-filled English breakfast of bacon and eggs could help you lose weight, according to new research.
Dumping fruit and cereal in favour of something a little meatier is probably not the advice you'd expect to hear as you try to shift a few pounds following the festive period.
According to researchers at Australian research company CSIRO eating protein for breakfast can fill you up and make you less likely to eat too much later in the day.
The organisation's senior principal research scientist Professor Manny Noakes said: "The average Australian eats much lower amounts of protein at breakfast, so increasing breakfast protein may help to control eating later in the day.
"If you find it difficult to control what you eat, a redistribution of protein toward breakfast may be the answer to reducing your waistline without leaving you ravenously hungry and craving unhealthy foods."
Eggs and lean meats are a good source of protein, which could be great news for your breakfast menu.
However, both can be very high in fat and other bad things, so make sure you're cooking them in the healthiest way possible.
The study found that most Australians aren't getting the recommended 25g per meal - with women consuming just 11g and men 15g.
Professor Noakes said: "The scientific evidence supports a higher protein diet, combined with regular exercise, for greater fat loss.
"Eating at least 25g of protein at main meals can assist with hunger control."