Just ran across a great bit of research over at Med Page Today that says that eating a high carb breakfast is helpful to a diet in the long term.
Loading up on protein and carbohydrates at breakfast may help obese patients with metabolic syndrome stick to a low-calorie, low-carbohydrate diet the rest of the day, researchers found.
Such a breakfast was associated with five-fold greater loss than was achieved on a low-carb, low-calorie diet alone, reported Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D., of the Hospital de Clinicas in Caracas, Venezuela, at the Endocrine Society meeting here.
These 32-week findings from a randomized clinical trial suggested that it’s not enough to simply reduce food intake and increase exercise for effective long-term loss, Dr. Jakubowicz said.
Although restrictive, low-carb diets are among the most effective for short-term loss, though maintenance is dismal with a success rate of only 5% after two years, she said.
This goes along with the idea that a good substantial breakfast is a a great way to start the day so that you do not feel the need to snack during the day.
Is this what you have found? Are you eating a good breakfast every day? I know that I take it seriously. I wake up, get a bit of cardio, shower and dress and then wait a few minutes until I eat a decent breakfast.
I do not know where I saw it but there was research years ago that said that you should wait 30 minutes after exercise before eating as this is the best time for your body to burn off fat and eating would be counterproductive to this.