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Weight Loss Improved with High-Calorie Breakfast


Meal timing may affect weight loss success

Caroline Scott-Thomas explains why a high calorie breakfast may help you lose weight more quickly and improve your health:

Published in the journal Obesity, the study randomly assigned 93 overweight or obese women to one of two diets, both providing 1,400 calories a day over a 12-week period.  One group consumed a high-calorie breakfast (700 calories), followed by a 500-calorie lunch and a 200-calorie dinner, while the other group ate a 200-calorie breakfast, 500-calorie lunch and 700-calorie dinner.  The 700-calorie breakfasts and dinners were the same, including desserts such as chocolate.
Both groups lost a significant amount of weight over the 12-week period, but average weight loss in the high-calorie breakfast group (8.7 kg) was more than twice that of the low-calorie breakfast group (3.6 kg). 
In addition, the large breakfast group had lower blood glucose, insulin and triglyceride levels, which are considered as markers for diet-related disease. Blood triglycerides, which are fats linked to heart disease risk, fell by more than a third in the large breakfast group. but increased by 14.6% in the large dinner group.

Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

2 thoughts on “Weight Loss Improved with High-Calorie Breakfast

  1. Very nice website and enjoyable insights.
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  2. Love your blog. I just completed a 30-day mental challenge using Clark Bartram’s book. He completely agrees with your high calorie breakfast.

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