Published Feb 24, 2014
The Big Breakfast Diet.
The best way to succeed in a rapid fat loss effort is -according to a new study- making breakfast the biggest meal and supper, the smallest.
But you should also consider not letting yourself fall into the mid-morning crash, by not eating enough. It’s about eating the right things at the right times to keep metabolism high and stable throughout the day. This will additionally benefit insulin sensitivity and hunger control. Then, sustainable fat loss will occur.
What is recommended is a big breakfast and a small dinner as a general rule, but also care must be taken in what the meals are made of.
The timing goes like this: Breakfast is the most important meal. It will get your metabolism working after a long fast. If you don’t have breakfast, metabolism will slow down to compensate the lack of its energy source. When you eat later on, your food will probably not be burned but stored away. Starving yourself in the morning will certainly guarantee any rapid fat loss effort unsuccessful.
Dinner has to be small; you don’t need too much energy before bed. Having a lot of food and no activity afterwards will make the body store the fuel in form of fat.
This research was conducted in 93 obese women, who were given 1400 calories per day for three months. The distribution of these calories during the day was the opposite: One group had a 700 calorie breakfast, 500 calorie lunch and 200 calorie dinner. The other group had exactly the opposite, 200 calorie breakfast, 500 calorie lunch and 700 calorie dinner. Both groups achieved an impressively rapid fat loss. The first group lost an average of 18 lbs., and 3 inches of waistline. The other group lost 7.3 lbs. and 1.4 inches of waist.
So what is a healthy breakfast? Eggs, wholemeal bread, ground nuts, fresh fruit, etc.
These studies were done on obese women; further research must be done on other groups.