Eat Fat for Breakfast
Something I learned from the book Ultra
Metabolism was that eating fat for breakfast stimulates fat
burning. However, right after this heavy breakfast, I went out to
play tennis. It was a real drag.
Every study shows that if you really want to burn
calories, don't eat a thing before exercising.
However, and this is a BIG however, if you cannot
exercise that morning, and have to run to work, then eating a fatty
breakfast is a very intelligent way to get your body to hunker down
into a fat burning mode.
Bacon? Sausage? Buttered toast?
No! We don't want to put crappy stuff into our
bodies. Most bacon and sausages are processed with
nitrates and nitrites. Butter is great, but NOT ON TOAST. NO CARBS
in this breakfast.
A cheese omelet. A steak. A salad with a
vinaigrette dressing. Put a serving of tuna salad (made with our
guilt free mayo) in
your salad. How about
Eggs Benedict served on a bed of spinach over a salmon steak?
At the University of Alabama, researchers
separated mice into two groups. One group got a high fat breakfast
and a high carb dinner, while the other group got a high carb
breakfast with a high fat dinner.
Do you see what's going on here? Both groups are
getting about the same number of calories, but just in a different
Editor's Note: The
average American breakfast is high in carbs with cereal and toast
being the preferred staples. Add in a glass of orange juice and
you're raising your odds of type two diabetes. Then, pile on the
fats in bacon, sausage, eggs, butter, milk, cream and this stuff is
stored away while the body burns off the carbs. The reason
I point this out is that we are just like the group of mice getting
the high carb breakfast.
The results of the study were very telling
The group that got the high carb breakfast
experienced weight gain, an increase in body fat, and showed signs
of metabolic syndrome (type II diabetes) and glucose intolerance.
The group that got the high fat breakfast lost
weight (and body fat) while all their metabolic markers stabilized:
glucose tolerance, triglycerides, insulin levels.
The study's author, Dr Martin E Young, PhD summed
it up this way: "The first meal seemed to 'programí their
metabolisms very effectively for the rest of the day."
So, if you can't exercise in the morning, try some
good fats: a healthy peanut butter, or nut butter, or some fatty
yogurt with Omegasentials
(or ground flax seed), or some salmon, a small steak, a smoothie
with ground flax (or a bit of flax oil).
Let's kick start our fat burning!
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