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Chocolate Cake for Breakfast

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

I love food...just love love love it...especially breads, cakes, cookies, pastries, cheese. Nothings better then sitting in a cafe with friends noshing on all the yumminess while chatting about "girl" stuff. When traveling the world I seek out cool cafe's lounging for hours on my laptop, dazzling my taste buds with the best latte...Now I can do it without guilt if I get it done by 9 a.m.

According to Daniela Jakubowitz author of "The Big Breakfast Diet" Eat a huge breakfast, lose a lot of weight? It sounds counter-intuitive, but when a clinical professor of endocrinology and metabolic disease advocates it, maybe it's worth considering. And when that same clinical professor offers proof that overweight women lost nearly five times more weight on a breakfast cure diet than their counterparts did on a low-carb diet, it's time to pay attention.

Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas in Venezuela, originally published her diet book in Venezuela and it became a South American bestseller, selling 300,000 copies. Now after continued research, Dr. Jakubowicz presents The Big Breakfast Diet, with its promise that you can have all the foods you crave, from pasta to bacon to ice cream, with just one catch—you have to eat them before 9:00 A.M. Based on the body's natural rhythms, eating a big, complete breakfast revs up your metabolism; helps burn more calories during the day and more fat at night; satisfies hunger all day long; boosts your energy; eliminates cravings for sweets; and reduces the risk of serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

After explaining the science behind the diet, and how the body's hormones and metabolism process food differently depending on what time of day you eat, The Big Breakfast Diet centers around a full 28-day meal plan—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, plus recipes. The day begins with a big breakfast—a smoothie or shake, pancakes with berry syrup and ricotta cheese, Canadian bacon, a breakfast sweet—and ends with a moderate, delicious dinner.

This certainly sounds like my kind of diet...what do you think folks?
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  • RACHGLAZE
    Before cramming on the breakfast calories you might want to do a bit more research.

    SP blog entry from Dean Anderson: http://www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?
    post=does_a_substantial_breakfa
    st_help_or_hurt_weight_loss

    SP article: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /nutrition_articles.asp?id=273<
    BR>
    Each gives a different view of the eat breakfast idea.

    Personally, I feel better when I eat a balanced breakfast but it may not be for everyone.
    3746 days ago
  • LWHITE15
    Woo Hoo! I'm gonna start tomorrow morning (combining it with my JUDDD programme)! The trick is not overdoing it the rest of the day, I suppose.
    Lindie
    Cape Town
    RSA
    3746 days ago
  • no profile photo GRAMPIAN
    Sounds worth a try! emoticon
    3746 days ago
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