I have always been a big fan of big breakfasts. And now there’s new research showing that “calorie timing” is a major factor in weight control and blood sugar management.
What does this new research say? Basically, it says that it’s a lot healthier to start your day with a big breakfast and end your day with a small dinner — than vice versa. All things being equal (same number of calories from the same food sources), you will lose more weight, and have better blood sugar and blood triglyceride values, if your food/calorie intake is skewed to earlier in the day — with breakfast being your biggest meal.
So what did we have for breakfast today at my house?
- Scrambled Eggs with Turmeric and Black Pepper
- Steamed Beet Greens
- Red cabbage sautéed in a little coconut oil and seasoned with balsamic vinegar
- Sausage (Wellshire Farms Smoked Chorizo Sausage) cut into small pieces and sautéed (without any added oil).
- Steamed summer squash (zucchini)
Did I cook this breakfast in the morning? No way! I prepared a three-or-four-day supply of each of these foods ahead of time, and stored the cooked food in the refrigerator. In the morning, we just put the food on our plates and heated it up in the microwave.
Enjoy and be healthy!