When it comes to weight loss, WHEN is just as important as HOW MUCH you eat.
Studies have shown that the dieters eating most of their daily calories in the morning and afternoon meal, were more successful.
A study given to 74 overweight or obese women showed this to be a solid conclusion. The groups were split in two- the first group was given the “breakfast diet” which consisted of a 700 calorie breakfast, a 500 calorie lunch and a 200 calorie dinner. The other group was given the “dinner diet” which consisted of a 200 calorie breakfast, a 500 calorie lunch, and a 700 calorie dinner.
After 12 weeks the women on the “breakfast diet” lost an average of 18 pounds while the women on the “dinner diet” lost 8 pounds.
It is a know fact that your metabolism is the most efficient and at its peak first thing in the morning and slows down as the day goes by to prepare for sleep. So…wouldn’t it make sense to eat the bulk of your calories during the day? Feed your body with the right amount food to provide you with energy until it’s time to relax?
So, begin your day with a hearty breakfast because, like your Mother always said, it’s the most important meal of the day…”one fit for a King”.