WHY EATING A GOOD BREAKFAST = WEIGHT LOSS
A study run by researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that if you eat big dinners, you’re more likely to gain weight.
Here’s the details about the study:
“For the first four weeks of the study, all 420 participants lost weight around the same rate. Beginning at about week five, the dieters who ate their main meal after 3 p.m. had more or less plateaued in their weight loss. By the time the study finished, they lost 22 percent less weight than dieters who ate more earlier in the day. The dieter’s diet, amount of sleep, appetite and hunger hormone levels were all held constant.
Eating later in the day may throw off our circadian rhythms (our internal clock), which could affect our metabolism, researchers suggest. Skipping breakfast can lead to overeating later and doesn’t give your metabolism the boost it needs in the morning.”
My breakfast most mornings?
- 1/2 a grapefruit
- 1 smoothie
- 1 small bowl of bran flakes w/ soy milk
- 2 cups of mixed fruit
- 1 cup of tea (Tazo passion is a favorite!)
- Scrambled eggs
- A spinach croissant
I’ve definitely found a change in my energy levels through eating larger breakfasts and small dinners.
Get this metabolism booster working for you and start your morning off right :)