'Big Breakfast' Diet Helps Shed Pounds
Study Shows 600-Calorie Breakfasts Reduce Food Cravings Later in the Day
Big Breakfast Diet continued...
"We know women who don't eat breakfast are more likely to do impulsive,
unplanned snacking," she says. "It's no big surprise that having
breakfast and having protein is a good thing when it comes to weight
"We know protein will have the biggest effect on the feeling of
fullness," she says. "It's always important to have protein at each
But she has some misgivings about both diets, contending that the daily
calorie allotment and the carbohydrate intake was too low in both groups.
"One hundred thirty grams of carbohydrate are the minimum for our brain to
keep working," she says, citing guidelines from the National Academy of
To achieve weight loss, she advises eating breakfast every day, including
protein at each meal, and also focusing on eating fruits, vegetables, and whole
While the participants in the study were all obese, Jakubowicz says she
thinks the plan will work for those with less weight to lose, too.
"I think this is the right way of eating, even if you are thin. I think
it works for everybody and especially for obesity."