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Friday, April 16, 2010

Eat A High Fat Breakfast and Stay Leaner



Globe and Mail Article This article written by Leslie Beck (sometimes she gives one the impression that she is a low-carber) basically asserts that eating a high fat breakfast versus a high carb breakfast is more likely to stave off extra weight and metabolic syndrome. Good news! It does suggest eating lighter at supper time. I definitely have almost always done that. My biggest meal tends to be at lunch time and not breakfast (although sometimes it is reversed), so that is where I differ. However, my breakfast is usually high fat.

Here is an excerpt if you don't have time to read the whole article:

"The researchers speculate that the first meal you eat programs your metabolism for the rest of the day. Fat intake at the time of waking is thought to turn on fat metabolism and help the body efficiently burn different types of food later in the day.

If the findings from this study translate to humans, it means that eating a carbohydrate-rich morning meal, such as cereal and toast, seems to “fix” your metabolism toward using carbohydrate for energy and impairs the body’s ability to burn fat later in the day.

A higher-fat breakfast, on the other hand, promotes a more flexible metabolism that can burn energy from fat and carbohydrate."

Here is another article in the news that says pretty much the same thing.

3 comments:

Steve Parker, M.D. said...

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Jennifer.

I just wish the study involved humans instead of mice. It would be easy enough to test it in humans.

-Steve

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, Steve. Now that you commented the article seems even more interesting to me! :-)

Jennifer said...

I often get emails because my blog updates are sent to the email addresses of those who subscribe. Thought I'd share this one:

I lost 75 lbs. Each day started with two to three pieces
of bacon and 2 eggs fried in butter, 5 oz. v-8 juice,
coffee with cream and Splenda. My blood work ups
are wonderful. If I vary from this breakfast, I usually
pay with hunger all day and cravings.