There’s no magic solution to losing weight. Like anything that’s worthwhile, this goal will take hard work, dedication, and patience. However, a recent study reveals that how you start your day could have a major impact on how fast you shed those pounds.
What does the latest research say?
New research by The Endocrine Society suggests that kicking off the day with a large energy-packed meal is the best way to lose weight. The study looked specifically at how to improve the health of patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. Despite this, we can all learn a thing or two from the findings.
“The hour of the day – when you eat and how frequently you eat – is more important than what you eat and how many calories you eat,” explained Daniela Jakubowicz, M.D, the lead study author to Science Daily.
“Our body metabolism changes throughout the day. A slice of bread consumed at breakfast leads to a lower glucose response and is less fattening than an identical slice of bread consumed in the evening.”
So, what does this mean when it comes to your weight-loss goals? Well, according to the study, one of the most effective ways to lose weight and shed some pounds is to switch up how much you eat at various times of the day. That means that ideally, you should have a large breakfast, a medium-sized lunch, and a small dinner.
Since the Western diet often involves the exact opposite – a small breakfast, medium lunch, and large dinner – you may find that it takes a while to get used to this plan. But once you try it for yourself, you may find that you have more energy and slim down.
The perfect high-energy breakfast
Want to start the day right? If you’re not sure what to make for your high-energy breakfast, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of delicious options out there so your day-to-day meal plans don’t have to get boring. Here are a couple of ideas that are super easy to whip up and could work for you:
Eggs pack a real protein-punch as well as providing you with a whole load of energy, which means that they are ideal for breakfast. A tasty meal of boiled eggs and vegetables, such as spinach and asparagus, could be the answer. Usually, I recommend one whole egg with one-to-two egg whites. Of course, this depends on your current weight and stage.
If you’re more of a sweet-tooth, there are loads of high-energy breakfast options for you. Why not enjoy some tasty oatmeal with an egg/cup of fresh blueberries? Alternately, you could try Kashi cereal with almond milk and some yogurt or even cottage cheese. Yum!
If you’re not entirely sure what type of diet is a good fit for you, remember to talk to your trainer. They will be able to give you advice and support as well as helping you develop a meal plan that works for you. Simple. Any questions just ask ! 🙂
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