Eating A Bigger Breakfast Can Help Weight Loss

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Getting into the habit of eating a bigger breakfast can help you overcome your weight loss challenges. More, solid food with a lower glycemic index will help you stay fuller throughout the day.

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Leslie Beck, a dietitian wrote . . . .

If you’re trying to lose weight, you’re better off eating more at breakfast, not less. Eating a big breakfast helps suppress hunger and cravings later in the day, making it a much easier task to cut portion sizes at your evening meal.

In a 2013 study, researchers gave overweight women a 1,400-calorie diet for 12 weeks. One group of women ate half their daily calories (700) at breakfast, then 500 calories at lunch and 200 at dinner. The other group did the opposite; they ate a 200-calorie breakfast, a 500-calorie lunch and a 700-calorie dinner.

The big breakfast eaters lost twice as much weight over three months (19 versus 8 pounds) and said they felt less hungry during the day. They also had lower blood levels of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite and promotes fat storage, than the women who…

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