A High-Carb ‘Big Breakfast’ For Weight Loss? What Have You Been Smoking?

Filed under: Study — @ June 19, 2008


Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz encourages a high-carb breakfast

Have you heard about this silly study presented at The Endocrine Society’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on Tuesday? I hear some real doozies every now and then when it comes to nutritional science as it relates to weight loss, but this one takes the proverbial cake for being one of the most bizarre, outrageous, and idiotic to come along in a while (but now let me tell you how I REALLY feel!).

This story was all over the news the past couple of days and it just about made me nauseous with all the fawning the media was giving it. Here are some researchers who claim to have found a way to overcome the problem with cravings on a diet which eventually leads to dieters regaining their weight. It’s a big top-secret bit of nutritional advice that they’ve unleashed on the world. Wanna know what it is?

EAT A HUGE HIGH-CARB, HIGH-PROTEIN BREAKFAST and then EAT LOW-CALORIE AND LOW-CARB MEALS for the rest of the day. That’s it! If you eat this “big breakfast,” then you are guaranteed not just to lose weight, but keep the weight off long-term, according to the author of the study Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz from the Hospital de Clinicas, Caracas, Venzezuela.

I’m sorry, Dr. Jakubowicz, but with all due respect to your research my body does not need to be inundated with carbohydrates early in the day in order for me to feel satisfied and free from cravings the rest of the day. It can be argued that eating those carbs in the morning even with a high-protein intake will result in a spike in blood sugar leading to a quick mid-morning crash and hunger like you wouldn’t believe. That’s why I started livin’ la vida low-carb so I wouldn’t have to deal with that anymore.

Click here to read more about this study getting lots of press and why it is just another undercover hit job against low-carb diets by researchers who are clueless about low-carb while continuing to push their low-fat lie.

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