Being in a new country, I thought it a good idea to pick up the local newspaper to see what was going on. As we were driving aimlessly for some unknown destination, I casually browsed the paper trying not to get carsick. Then, I came across this article:
“The obese? Let them eat cake”
Eating chocolate cake at breakfast can help the overweight lose their love handles, researchers say. A study of 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic dieters showed those given a 600 calorie breakfast including chocolate dessert lost more than those given a treat-free 300 calorie start to the day. Halfway through the 32 week study both groupsl had lost an average of 15kg a person. But in the second half of the study the low-carb group regained an average of 10kg a person- while those given a dessert lost a further 6.8kg each.
At the end those who had eaten a 600 calorie breakfast had lost an average of 18kg more than those on the 300 calorie option. Although both groups consumed the same daily total calories, the men 1600 and the women 1400, the participants in the low carb diet group, had less satisfaction and felt they were not full, said professor Daniela Jukubowicz. Their cravings for sugars and cabohydrates were more intense and eventually casued them to cheat on the diet plan. Professor Jukabowicz said: “The group that consumed a bigger breakfast, including dessert, experienced few if any cravings for these foods later in the day.” The study also suggests that the dessert group will be more successful at keeping the weight off in the future, say the researchers whose findings are published in the journal Steroids. Professor Jukuboqics, of Tel Aviv University, said attempting to avoid sweets entirely could create a pyscological addiction to them long-term.
A meal in the moring provided energy for the day’s tasks, aided brain functioning and kickstarted the body’s metabolism, makin git cruicial for weight loss and maintenance, she said. And breakfast was the meal that most successfully regulates ghrelin, the hormone that increases hunger. Professor Jukabowicz said ingesting a higher proportion of our daily calories at breakfast made sense. It was not only good for the body function but also alleviated cravings.
-The Telegraph Group Ltd.
OK, now seriously? Well, I can tell you that I did not think about having chocolate for breakfast, upon opening my eyes this morning. I thought, “get me to the FISTING GYM!”. It had been 3 days since I worked out, and I was DEF feeling it. Road tripping with my folks over the past week and a half, I’ve noticed that I do eat a TON. My mate and I both eat every 2-3 hours, at best, if not ever 1 to 1.5 hours. It’s like that Snickers commercial were the men turn into old whiney characters when they get hungry, like Betty White or Al Pacino, was written directly for us. So, maybe tomorrow morning I will try this chocolate cake thing for ‘breaky’. LOL
I can say that I get SO annoyed reading the most ‘late and breaking news’ …. “eat a bannana, you’ll loose weight….. DON’T eat a bannana, it’ll cause you to have belly fat” blah blah blah. Breath the air, don’t breath the air…….
Anyhow, enough of my whinning, I’ve actually had a brilliant afternoon. Played my first round of 9 holes for the start of 2012, and managed to not throw a club at or towards anyone or anything! Brilliant! Actually, I ripped shit up
Back with more shortly. I have a lot to write about.