World's Easiest Weight Loss Method without Pills

Isn't it funny that months after months new weight loss pills show up in the market with the same claim that they are the ultimate method of shrinking the body? When in medical school, my cousin made his mom swallow pharmacies in search of just one of those pills. He took them only to find out later that they made no difference in his weight. Same result was gained by my friends.

She complained to me about how the pills gave her nausea. She has gained a lot of pounds now. In truth, losing weight is not difficult. For a while, people noticed that when they eat more in breakfast, they consume less during lunch and dinner. After dinner, comes the bedtime when, of course, in sleeping state no one cares to respond to empty stomach. Consequently, 9 to 8 hours, the body gets enough chance to shrink in size. This is the simple explanation behind the weight loss that comes from eating more in breakfast and lesser in dinner. My boyfriend was the first person to tell me about it. He has never been fat, but little weight gain did irritate him. I noticed nothing. However, to brush off the irritation, his solution was eating more in breakfast and then having less in dinner. According to him, it stabilized his weight.

The Research

What is described above was something covered by CNN almost four years ago. In 2013, research done by Daniela Jakubowicz and her team on behalf of Tel Aviv University proved this weight loss method to be accurate with an explanation from biology.

To carry out the research, they randomly selected 193 men and women suffering from obesity and had sedentary lifestyle. These participants were divided into two groups. Both the groups were allowed to have diet plan of 1400 calories daily for 16 weeks. However, the division was drawn by making changes to how the calories were to be taken through breakfast, lunch and dinner. The first group had 700 calories at breakfast, 500 calories at lunch and 200 calories during dinner. For the second group, the calories were reversed with the participants having 200 calories at breakfast, 500 calories at lunch and 700 calories during dinner. Calories were changed by weighing the amount of carbohydrate and protein each group could have in their meals. Do note that in average, we need 2000 calories per day. The amount prescribed to the groups was related to weight loss. Hence, it was low.

Findings

The result after 12 weeks was that the men and women who had more in breakfast and less in dinner lost up to 18 pounds of body weight. Meanwhile, the group that ate less at breakfast and more in dinner lost only 7 pounds.

Why did it happen? Daniela Jakubowicz explained that it was all in hunger hormone called ghrelin.
Test result showed that those in first group had less amount of this hormone. Surprisingly, during the follow up period, their insulin and glucose level turned out to be low also. As for the second group, they experienced the opposite. The conclusion drawn is that ghrelin is suppressed by high level of carbohydrate and protein taken during breakfast. This is the exact thing my boyfriend told me. He didn't know what was going on, but he did feel that he was not feeling hungry during dinner and thus, he ate less. So the main tool for weight loss is meal schedule.

Daniela Jakubowicz also recommends throwing a wide variety of nutritional foods and exercises to the mix. That said, my boyfriend did not follow it. However, one thing clear here is that the breakfast must always include high level of carbohydrate. If you wish to stay away from the inconvenience of making a big meal in the morning do it the night before it.

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