Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A King-size breakfast

Would you like to shed those extra pounds? Well, allyou need to do is start eating a big breakfast, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz fron Virginia Commonwealth University, found that women who eat half their daily calories first thing in the morning lose more weight in the morning lose more weight in the long term than those who start the day with a small breakfast.
Jakubowicz reported that the big breakfasters said they felt less hungry, particularly in the mornings.
"Most weight loss studies have determined that a very low carb diet is not a good method to reduce weight," BBC quoted her as saying. "It exacerbates the craving for carbohydrates and slows metabolism- as a result after a short period of weight loss, there is a quick return to obesity."
She also added that the bigger breakfast helped by making people fuller during the day, and was healthier, because it allowed more fibre and fruit to be included.