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Rhonda Dorren on Eat a Protein-Rich Breakfast to Lose 2.5 Fold More Weight
A whopping 2.5 fold greater weight loss occurs eating a bigger breakfast when compared to eating a small breakfast, as reported in the journal Obesity. What’s more -- waist circumference, blood glucose and insulin levels improve to a greater extent in a big breakfast group when compared to a small breakfast food in the reported study. Read the summary article in the Globe and Mail
Participants who ate close to half or half of their daily calories at breakfast, also reported feeling less hungry during the day, making it easier to stick to their meal plan. The lower hunger scores were accompanied by lower blood levels of ghrelin (one of the hunger hormones) after eating the bigger breakfast. Remember it has been shown that the body burns significantly more calories to digest, absorb and process a morning meal than it does an afternoon or evening meal.
Protein-rich breakfasts slow digestion and promote a feeling of fullness throughout the morning. Studies have shown protein-rich solid foods curb appetite much better than protein-rich drinks. A small amount of carbohydrate at breakfast helps to guard against abdominal obesity.