There may be something to the old adage to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper when it comes to better managing your weight, according to a study published in the journal, Obesity. Researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) studied how changing the timing of meals by switching between a high calorie breakfast and a high calorie dinner, but keeping the total daily calories the same, would impact weight loss. In this 12-week study, 50 overweight women were randomly assigned to a 1,400-calorie diet that consisted of a breakfast of 700 calories, a lunch of 500 calories, and a dinner of 200 calories or the same calories and same food choices but with the breakfast and dinner meals switched.
While both groups lost significant amounts of weight, the women consuming the large breakfast lost an average of approximately 19 pounds compared to only about 8 pounds in the large dinner group. The breakfast group also lost twice as many inches around their waists than the large dinner eaters. Since the hormone ghrelin, which increases your appetite, was lower during the day in the breakfast group, these women also experienced higher levels of satiety, or that filling of fullness, throughout the day. In addition, large breakfast eaters also had significantly lower levels of insulin, glucose, and fat in their blood, which may help lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
The secret may lie in the bodyâ€™s circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental, and behavioral changes in the body and can influence hormone release and other bodily functions. â€œMetabolism is impacted by the bodyâ€™s circadian rhythm, the biological process that the body follows over a 24-hour cycle. So the time of day we eat can have a big impact on the way our bodies process food,â€ says Professor Daniela Jakubowicz, MD, of TAUâ€™s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the lead researcher of this study.
This isnâ€™t the first study to suggest that eating your larger meal earlier in the day can have some health benefits. For those trying to lose weight, flipping your calories to eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper may help you flip the numbers on the bathroom scale.
Here are some tips:
Consider having a larger breakfast and smaller dinner. Consuming protein at each meal will help keep you full between meals.
Stop eating after dinner. Avoid munching in the evening, which is often more due to boredom than hunger.
Make sure that your diet is well-balanced to meet your daily nutrients needs. Fiber-rich whole fruit, vegetables, and whole grains are important dietary staples that also satisfy hunger between meals.
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What are Probiotics? &&&
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called "good" or "helpful" bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.
Good bacteria are naturally found in your body. You can find probiotics in some foods and supplements. Also we've all been told that probiotics are good for our digestive system. Media leaders like CNN and Huffington Post have spoken in depth about the pros and cons of these supplements. There are hundreds of options on the market, and it can be hard to navigate the attributes of each to find a formula that's best for your needs.
How Do They Work?
Researchers are trying to figure out exactly how probiotics work. Here are some of the ways they may keep you healthy:
When you lose "good" bacteria in your body (like after you take antibiotics, for example), probiotics can help replace them.
They can help balance your "good" and "bad" bacteria to keep your body working like it should.
That's why the team at Reviews.com recently released a guide to choosing a probiotic. They looked at 200 supplements, analyzing potency, purity, and other essential factors. They ultimately determined a variety of formulas that work well for the unique needs of different people like antibiotic recovery and IBS. Here are some important things to consider when finding one that works for you:
Probiotics come with a specific dose of bacteria that which are alive within the supplement. It's important to find a colony forming unit (CFU count, referring to the amount of bacteria) that maximizes the impactfulness of the cultures. Look for supplements that have at least 1 billion CFUs per serving. Some probiotics may have lower numbers, but that doesn't mean that they don't work just look for something in this range. You may find formulas with far more than this. Often high CFU probiotics are prescribed doctors for specific reasons, so always check with your physician to be safe.
Probiotic cultures are alive when created and die off over time. Each bottle comes with an ensured expiration date, which means that the bacterial count is guaraunteeed until the expiration date. You may find a great probiotic at an excellent price, but keep in mind that it will only have that CFU count until that date, so it's important to note.
Take a look at which bacterial strains are present in the supplement. Probiotics should have more than 1 strain of bacteria and they actually work better that way. 75 percent of studies that compared the effect of a strain mixture with a single strain supplement show that a mixture is more effective at improving IBS, immune function, and overall digestive health. It's also important to note which specific strains are included. Certain types of bacteria work well together as a team, like B. longum and L. helveticus
No two digestive systems are the same, so the choice of probiotic is ultimately up to personal preference. These key factors can help guide your search and help along the way!
You can take a look at the full review written by Reviews.com here and see their top picks here:
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