Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How Big Should Breakfast Be

This is a follow up to yesterday's post about the importance of having a big breakfast--how big is big?

According to a study authored by Daniela Jakubowicz, the best breakfast for is actually around 600 calories! In this study, the women who at this large breakfast with a daily total caloric intake of over 1250 calories lost more weight, faster and reported less hunger and cravings as compared to the other women in the study who ate under 1100 calories all day with a more traditional breakfast of around 300 calories.


Researchers at St. Louis University found in their study that overweight women who ate a big breakfast of 2 eggs and 2 slices of toast (with jam!) ate almost 300 calories fewer during the rest of the day.

Combine that with the body's burning of calories being in overdrive in the morning and you have a formula for success.

And here is another tip from Dr. Jakubowicz--have a piece of chocolate with your breakfast! It can help satisfy your sweet tooth--and because your serotonin levels are already high it can help reduce cravings!

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