A Tasty Way To Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, and High Cholesterol.

23 Mar

No matter who you are, this is great news…

New research shows a high-calorie breakfast not only helps weight loss, but it also might protect against diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular problems.

It is not just WHAT you eat but WHEN you eat it. The body follows a 24-hour cycle called the circadian rhythm, and this cycle has a big impact on your metabolism.

Accordingly, the time we eat will drastically affect how our bodies process food and if it is used for energy or stored as fat.

To determine the impact of meal timing on weight loss and health, researchers conducted a study in which 93 obese women were randomly assigned to one of two isocaloric groups. Each consumed a moderate-carbohydrate, moderate-fat diet totaling 1,400 calories daily for a period of 12 weeks. The first group consumed 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch, and 200 at dinner. The second group ate a 200 calorie breakfast, 500 calorie lunch, and 700 calorie dinner. The 700 calorie breakfast and dinner included the same foods.

Results: Participants in the group that ate the biggest meal at breakfast had lost an average of 17.8 pounds each and three inches off their waistline, compared to a 7.3 pound and 1.4 inch loss for participants in the group that ate their big meal at the end of the day.

What’s more, the big breakfast group also showed a more significant decrease in insulin, glucose, and triglyceride levels than those in the big dinner group. The big breakfast group did not experience spikes in blood sugar levels.

The researchers also found that participants in the big dinner group increased their levels of bad triglycerides.

In other words, according to this study, eating the biggest meal for breakfast was superior to eating the biggest meal for dinner.

Researchers also mention that late night snacking appears to be more harmful than previously thought. So, it looks like eating a big breakfast, small dinner, and no late night snacking might be the way to go.

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