Friday, December 28, 2012

T Minus 4 Days,

Hello everyone!

4 days left, I found out something pretty interesting when it comes to diet. 

Apparently, skipping breakfast may actually be helpful!

I found an article saying this, and here is the part where science comes into it.

"Consider a study published in Nutrition Journal in 2011. Researchers followed the eating habits of 100 normal-weight and 280 obese participants during a two-week period. They found that in both groups, the more calories they ate at breakfast, the more total calories they ate for the rest of the day. And when they ate a smaller breakfast, or none at all, their total calorie intake was less.
Conclusion: Overweight people should "consider the reduction of breakfast calories as a simple option" to lose weight.
In fact, more and more research is proving that not avoiding calories in the morning is the way to stay not only slim, but also strong in both body and mind. In fact, this strategy can completely erase the damage of an otherwise "bad" diet.
In a 2010 study in the Journal of Physiology, researchers fed a group of active men an unhealthy diet composed of 50 percent fat and 30 percent more calories than they normally consumed. They then divided the men into three subgroups: One group didn't exercise at all, another group exercised four times a week after eating breakfast, and the third group exercised four times a week before eating their first meal of the day. The no-exercise group gained six pounds, developed insulin resistance, and began storing extra fat in their muscle cells. The group that exercised after eating breakfast gained about six pounds and also showed signs of insulin resistance and greater fat storage. But the participants who exercised before eating their first meal gained almost no weight and showed no signs of insulin resistance."

The comments underneath the article even say that from personal experience, the individual commenters who skip breakfast also lost weight,

I personally could probably do it easily, I have never really been a breakfast eater most of my life, When I do eat breakfast, I am usually forcing it.

So, maybe, for the new year I may skip breakfast.  Not 100% sure.

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