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Posted on 27th November 2011 by admin in Holiday Health Challenge

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Change Your Breakfast, Change Your Life

I have long said “change your breakfast, change your life.” Most people make the biggest mistakes at breakfast, ranging from not eating to eating high carbohydrate, low protein, empty calorie foods, including breakfast cereals, breads, and juices. Their minds seem to be engrained with the thought that only certain foods are breakfast foods.

If you regularly eat these “breakfast foods,” you can experience dramatic changes in the way you feel and the way you look by getting a quality blender and changing your breakfast to a high protein SuperSmoothie. If you are a person who is routinely not hungry at breakfast time, I highly recommend applying my Micro Fast technique instead of breakfast.

Whether you eat three or six meals a day, breakfast is still the first meal. “Getting people to eat breakfast at all would be a great improvement and is a long-standing, well-documented way to help with weight loss and weight management,” says Vicki Sullivan, Ph.D. and president of Balance, LLC.

According to Lisa Most, R.D., clinical dietitian at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, your metabolism increases if you eat breakfast. British scientists found that women who skipped breakfast ate more calories during the rest of the day and also had higher fasting levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and total cholesterol compared with the women in the breakfast-eating group. The researchers noted that skipping breakfast could lead to weight gain if the higher calorie intake was sustained.

At the 43rd Annual Conference of the American Heart Association in March 2003, a study was presented reporting that people who eat breakfast every day are less likely to be obese and diabetic. In contrast to subjects who ate breakfast twice a week or less, subjects eating breakfast every day had 35 to 50 percent lower rates of obesity and insulin resistance. Dr. Mark A. Pereira, a scientist involved in the study, stated that breakfast may reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease by controlling appetite and reducing the likelihood of overeating later in the day.

In 1993, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study reporting that food eaten early in the day generated more energy (diet-induced thermogenesis) than food eaten later in the day. This study provided evidence that the body’s basal metabolic rate is highest early in the day, burning off calories as energy, whereas these same calories consumed at night are more likely to be stored as fat. Based on this evidence, some physicians advocate that overweight patients should not eat anything after 7 p.m. I believe it is really important to weight optimization and Super Health to stop eating within two to three hours of going to sleep. One exception might be for those working to gain weight.

If you add proper nutrition to your pre-day routine, you won’t leave yourself open to the unhealthy foods available in snack machines or in restaurants.

KC Craichy
Author
The Super Health Diet


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