Does having a “big breakfast” help you lose weight? Read on to learn how it might actually reduce your risk of getting dietary diseases such as high cholesterol, heart trouble and diabetes. We present you with the most unlikely “dietary information” that has just hit the press…
Are you looking for a plan of action for better dietary nutrition and a way to knock back the pounds? Well then you might think that you need dietary protein supplements, dietary fibre supplements, more dietary vitamins and more dietary minerals or even dietary weight loss pills…Believe it or not, none of these are necessary “dietary” requirements or “dietary” needs.
If your looking for guidelines, the most effective way of losing your tummy flab or that extra fat around your waist could be a dream come true!
According to a new scientific study, you should eat a bigger breakfast. Yes, you heard that. Eat a bigger breakfast. The good news has hit various papers and online outlets such as the Daily Mail in the UK, The Huffington Post and even “Science Daily”.
The upshot is that researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel have discovered compelling evidence which leads them to think that eating a big breakfast gives your body’s metabolic processes a huge kick, meaning lower insulin levels and glucose sugars. According to the “Times of Israel”:
“…those who eat their largest daily meal at breakfast are far more likely to lose weight and waistline circumference than those who eat a large dinner…”
In the study, women were divided into two main groups:
1. The so-called “big dinner” group, consumed 200 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch and 700 at dinner. These women were found to have disproportionately high levels of insulin and testosterone. They lost a rather measly 7.3 pounds and 1.4 inches off their waistlines
2. The so-called “big breakfast” group, consumed 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch and 200 at dinner. These women had a 56% drop in insulin resistance and a 50% decrease in testosterone. This reduction of insulin and testosterone levels led to a 50% rise in ovulation rates. They lost 17.8 pounds and 3 inches off their waistline.
One should add that the foods ate in the 700 calorie meals were the same whether consumed at breakfast or dinner. Sugary foods such as cakes and cookies were included.
To be fair, the news mediums sensationalising this story today often failed to note that the participants in these study were a very specific group: women with weight problems and PCOS, a metabolic disorder.
Nevertheless the evidence seems clear enough: eating a big breakfast can accelerate weight loss and have other health benefits.
So, are you having a “fry-up” tomorrow morning? (I mean that in jest of course, this isn’t an excuse to eat what you like for breakfast)………..
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