Welcome to the 7th installment of our ‘Debunking Nutritional Myths’ blog series. For the past six week, I have been exposing nutritional lies and then setting the record straight with plain and simple facts. Today, I want to talk about a mistake I see overweight people make all the time when trying to lose weight: missing breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Read on to find out why this is such a big problem:
Myth #7 – If You Want to Lose Weight, Don’t Eat Breakfast
It is amazing how many people in the quest to lose weight, will skip breakfast. It’s pure madness – breakfast actually ‘wakes your body up’ and kick starts your metabolism for the day! Not only that, by eating a substantial meal in the morning, you are helping to ‘stave off’ hunger cravings from occurring later in the day.
You see, if you miss breakfast regularly, your body will go into ‘starvation’ mode: that means your body will ‘slow down’ the rate at which it burns calories because it is not certain when the next meal is coming. As a result, when you eat lunch, your body will store rather than burn off the excess calories, simply due to not being ‘fed’ enough during the morning.
In fact, for best weight loss results, you should eat a large breakfast and a smaller meal at night. This was proven by a scientific study that compared the weight loss rates of people who ate ‘big breakfast – small dinner’ to those who ate ‘small breakfast – big dinner’. Despite both groups consuming the same amount of calories, those who ate a large breakfast lost much more weight. In fact, over a 12 week period, those who consumed most of their calories in the morning lost an average of 5kg MORE than the group who ate most of their calories at night. Not only that, the big breakfast eaters also were much healthier, as they recorded lower insulin, blood glucose & triglyceride levels. Read more here: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/big-breakfast-aids-weight-loss-study/story-e6frgcjx-1226692963738
So the take home message is that breakfast is crucial for your weight management and good health. At The Natural Way, we like to advise our clients of the healthy lifestyle changes they need to make in order to maintain their weight successfully. So by the time you reach your goal with us, you know exactly how to keep your weight off – FOR LIFE!
To find out more, contact your nearest clinic on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and book a FREE appointment. With only two months until Spring, now is a great time to start with us, so you will look and feel fabulous as soon as the weather warms up.
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