And do want to know why I am confused?
Well, you see, it’s like this . . .
Expert number one will tell me to do one thing.
Expert number two tells me to do a completely different thing.
Both offer up a very convincing argument as to why their way is correct. So what’s a girl to do??!?!?
My latest encounter with conflicting advice involves breakfast.
I recently purchased a book. In this book it tells me that I should not eat breakfast. However, just juice is okay – juice as in you took the actual produce and made the beverage yourself with a handy dandy juicer. Store bought is a no go.
Why just the fresh juice and no solid food?
This author claims, quite convincingly, that your body does better when it’s allowed a break. It takes, she claims, significant energy to digest your food. And so by not eating first thing when you wake, you are helping your body function better. You'll have more energy, for one thing - she says.
Then another person comes along and boldly declares that such thinking is just plain silly. Don’t you know breakfast is the most important meal of the day?!?!?!?
And now while our breakfast hater failed to provide actual hard scientific evidence to back up her claim, our oatmeal lover does have some interesting facts to share:
The study - the data was presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco (June 2008) by Jakubowicz MD et al
There were 2 groups of people. Each group consumed a similar amount of total calories (a quite low - 1200 and 1100). The groups each ate low carb. But there was one difference - group one ate a 300 calorie breakfast while group two had one that was 600 calories.
And the result?
4 months later there was no difference between the two groups
8 months later there was some major stuff going on . . . . .
Group one, the ones with the 300 calorie breakfast, had lost ten pounds.
Group two, those with the 600 calorie breakfast, had lost THIRTY-NINE pounds.(Um, WOW!)
So now of course this does not mean you have to eat in the A.M. if it's not your thing. Different things work for different people.
Still, it's very interesting. Hmmm . . . so what will you do tomorrow morning?
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Posted by Trish at 7/25/2009