Eat Breakfast and Lose Weight

Eating breakfast actually helps you lose weight.  Watch the video and read on to find out more.

Eating breakfast every day is a way to lose weight by “successful losers” who are part of the national weight control registry. These people have kept the 30 pounds (or more) weight loss for at least a year, and some for as long as six years.

“The majority – 78% – reported having breakfast every day, and nearly 90% reported eating breakfast at least five days a week – suggesting they begin their day with breakfast. This is an important strategy for weight loss and maintain it, “says James O. Hill, Ph.D., co-founder Registry and director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Some studies supports this conclusion. Nutritionists say that breakfast is important for weight loss.

A group of researchers analyzed data from a study funded by the government with more than 2,000 girls aged 9 to 19. They found that cereal eaters weight less than the those that are not cereal eaters. Those who ate cereal rarely had a 13% higher risk of being overweight compared to regular cereal eaters.

Another research group has analyzed government data in 4200 adults. They found that those who eat breakfast regularly are more likely to exercise regularly. And women who eat breakfast regularly tend to eat fewer calories throughout the day together. These men and women who ate breakfast cereals had a lower total intake of fat – compared with those who ate other breakfast foods.

It makes sense: Eating earlier in the day prevents us from “hunger eating” later. This also jump-starts your metabolism, says Elisabetta Politi RD, MPH, director of nutrition of the Duke Diet & Fitness Center at Duke University Medical School. “When you do not eat breakfast, you really fast for 15-20 hours and this makes your body not produce the enzymes needed to metabolize fats to lose weight.”

Experts says that breakfast eaters are usually those who have lost a significant amount of weight. They also performed more exercise.