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Want to Lose Weight? Eat a Big Breakfast


We keep hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and an endocrinologist at the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas in Venezuela reported to the Endocrine Society this week that starting the day with a big, carbohydrate rich breakfast prevents food cravings and induces weight loss.

Dr. Jakubowicz explained that the brain is primed to look for food for energy upon awakening and if it doesn't find it right away, the body starts breaking down muscle. She recommends eating half of your daily caloric requirements in the morning - and obese, sedentary women who did so lost nearly 40 lbs. in eight months!

Ready to rev up your breakfast to lose weight? Healthline offers these tips:


Thank you Texas to Mexico photostream for use of photo Breakfast in Santiago!

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