The Importance of a Big Breakfast
Breakfast should be your biggest meal of the day. In fact, a high-calorie breakfast has been shown to protect against diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular problems! According to Prof. Daniela Jakubowicz of TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Diabetes Unit at Wolfson Medical Center, the time of day you eat is extremely important. Because of the body’s circadian rhythm, eating a big breakfast has more health benefit than eating a lot at dinner, which most Americans do. Those who eat a large breakfast and a small lunch and dinner lose weight at fast rates.
In this study, 93 obese women were randomly assigned to one of two groups. In the first group, women ate a 700 calorie breakfast, a 500 calorie lunch and a 200 calorie dinner. In the second group, women ate a 200 calorie breakfast, a 500 calorie lunch and a 700 calorie dinner.
At the end of the 12-week study, the women in the first group who ate more at breakfast lost 17.8 pounds. The women who ate a larger dinner only lost 7.3 pounds.
The findings in this study are significant. The study group size was acceptable and the design was fairly well done. The results would be more impressive if a larger group of both men and women were included in the study, and if the study time was longer than 12 weeks.
Still impressive enough for me to change my habits.
Now let’s get to a workout routine that is perfect to perform before your big breakfast!
Before Your Big Breakfast Workout Routine
Wake your legs up the right way today!
Now warm up the core of your body with the Ab Planks exercise!
Get your mind and body into work mode with the Wood Chop! A great full-body exercise.
Let’s squeeze in one more multi-joint exercise with the Squat Curls!
So you can do what you need to do today for a healthy back