The key to controlling weight gain is to have a high-fat breakfast, new research suggests.
A low-carb, high-fat breakfast could help people to control their weight as it stops blood sugar spiking later in the day. That spike is responsible for our junk food cravings.
The study by Canadian researchers found that swapping porridge for something like a cheese omelette can help people control their blood sugar levels.
According to associate professor at the University of British Colombia, Jonathan Little, that large sugar spike we get following breakfast is because “typical Western breakfast foods – cereal, oatmeal, toast and fruit – are high in carbohydrates”.
My 2 cents:
Types of food to eat for the day
- Breakfast - high fat (as above)
- Lunch - high protein. When we sleep, our bodies will release repair hormones to repair damaged cells. Protein is needed. By eating high protein food in the afternoon, the absorbed nutrients will be ready for use at night.
- Dinner - more carbohydrates. When we sleep, our bodies are still working, like detoxing and repairing. Carbohydrates will release energy slowly continuously for bodies to work. A cup of milk or milo and a piece of bread is good for supper if you are hungry as these will also help in supplying energy while we sleep.
Typically, more fats and proteins should be eaten before 6pm. More carbs should be eaten after 6pm.