Have you ever heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and thought, “but I’ll just save the calories and skip it”? Good in theory but not in practice. Yes, a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, along with taking in the type of calories that’ll be used for fuel vs. used for storage. But, while how much you eat and what you’re eating are important considerations, there’s more to consider. When you eat is an important factor as well. And more calories in the morning may be the secret to shedding pounds – and to a smaller waistline, according to research published in the journal Obesity.
In the study conducted at Tel Aviv University, 93 obese women were randomly assigned to two groups, both consuming 1,400 calories a day. The first group took in 700 calories at breakfast, 500 at lunch, and 200 at dinner. The second group swapped their calories consuming 200 at breakfast, 500 at lunch, and 700 at dinner. After 12 weeks, the women who ate more in the morning lost, on average, 17.8 pounds and three inches off their waistline, while the big dinner diners lost just 7.3 pounds and 1.4 inches around the waist. Continue reading “Eat Breakfast to Beat Obesity: Learn How the Right Morning Meal Can Help You Lose Weight”Read More