It’s getting to be THAT time of year again. You know, when you start to regret all those poor diet choices you’ve made… especially over the holidays.
And you begin to dread that annual January 1’st tradition of vowing to make THIS the year you finally lose those extra pounds. Because unlike some folks you know, weight loss has always been a struggle for you.
Trust me, I understand. But that’s why I’m excited to tell you about some new research. It’s FINALLY revealed why losing weight is so darn hard for many of us.
Even better, it points to a simple solution that can help you supercharge your sluggish metabolism. And that means you can finally kick off the New Year the way YOU want. In control of your weight, as you nearly effortlessly burn fat and shed the extra pounds.
And don’t worry, there’s no calorie counting. No exotic pills to swallow. And no gimmicks. In fact, the biggest change you have to make is to drop one of the biggest assumptions people make about diet and weight loss.
Wake up to weight loss
Your diets always seem to fail. Even worse, no matter how careful you are about what you eat, they sometimes end up with you GAINING instead of losing weight.
It’s enough to make a person want to swear off weight loss forever. But here’s the thing. The real problem likely isn’t what you ate at all. In fact, chances are it doesn’t have a thing to do with your diet OR your discipline.
It turns out it could be something you’re doing at BREAKFAST.
If you’re like a lot of folks, your willpower is like iron in the AM. So your dieting day starts off strong. You eat like a bird, determined to stick to the plan so you an finally succeed at weight loss. Some days you may even skip breakfast altogether… you know, to “save” those calories.
But the new study reveals THIS is where so many of us go wrong. Because your valiant efforts could be having a chilling effect on your metabolism. When you eat too little… or nothing at all at breakfast… it could make it far harder for you to lose weight.
The study found that the real secret is to lay out a nice hearty spread for your first meal of the day. Because a larger breakfast and a smaller dinner could alter your metabolism in powerful ways.
A BIGGER breakfast could mean a SMALLER you
It’s right there in the name. When you eat breakfast, you break the “fast,” or the 8-10 hours since your last meal before you went to sleep.
It’s a critical time for your body’s metabolism. If you don’t fuel it back up properly, it may not activate fully. And you can kiss weight loss goodbye. On the other hand, if you give your system the energy it needs by eating a nice hearty and healthy meal, it kickstarts a vital process called diet-induced thermogenesis.
That’s essentially your body’s internal fat-burning furnace that burns through calories instead of storing them as fat. And when you have a BIG breakfast, it essentially supercharges that process.
According to the study, it can burn through calories two and half times FASTER than if you skimped on your meal.
And that’s not all. It sets you up for further diet and weight loss success. Because the study found that the volunteers who followed the bigger breakfast and smaller dinner plan also had better control over hunger and cravings.
In other words, it makes it far easier to remain disciplined for the rest of the day. And the study volunteers saw the benefits in the form of better insulin and blood sugar control.
Skipping breakfast, on the other hand, was a recipe for failure. It slowed fat-burning to a crawl. And the participants were left battling more cravings and eating more throughout the day.
In other words, it’s why so many folks who skip breakfast as a diet strategy never succeed in losing weight.
So don’t make the same mistake. Go ahead and fill up your belly in the morning with something like a big omelet stuffed with veggies. Or try a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt and some fresh berries.
It’s a terrific way to start the day, and it’ll help you lose weight, too.
Intermittent fasting? No problem. Just make sure when you break YOUR fast, you’re still eating a good, hearty meal. (Intermittent fasting is ANOTHER terrific way to trigger fat burning. Click here for a quick start guide.)