Unbelievable as it sounds...there is actually a diet that caters to eating a BIG BREAKFAST. I checked this book out at my local library so that I could provide you with the basic information of what is going on this week. The book includes a 28 day meal plan with recipes, that lets you eat the foods you love (ice cream, donut, etc..) with the promise you will lose significant weight.
I loved the comic book like cover....
This diet was created by Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, a clinical professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas in Venezuela.
Dr. Jakubowicz promises dieters that they can indulge in cravings for foods such as pizza and chocolate and still lose weight, so long as these foods are eaten before 9 a.m.
The plan is based on the results of a study that compared the effectiveness of a low carbohydrate diet to a diet that included a big breakfast with a moderate intake of carbohydrates. Even though those on the big breakfast diet consumed 155 more calories a day, after eight months the members of the big-breakfast group lost more than 21% of their body weight compared to just 4.5% for the low-carb group.
Each day starts with a BIG BREAKFAST that provides about 600+ calories and is high in both protein and carbohydrates. Lunch and dinner are low in carbohydrates and provide less calories bringing the total daily calorie intake to around 1200-1400.
The Big Breakfast Diet advocates eating something sweet such as chocolate or cookies as a component of breakfast every day. It claims that eating sweets in the morning when your serotonin levels are highest and thus your cravings are at the lowest, will help to reduce cravings. Conversely if you restrict carbohydrates, this will increase cravings, leading to binge eating and unhealthy snacking.
Two Rules that must be followed for Big Breakfast Diet:
#1 – Always eat breakfast. Always.
#2 - Eat in sync. Always.
Breakfast Guidelines: 2 Proteins must be Milk –or- Yogurt based.
You need to start eating breakfast within 15 minutes of rolling your butt out of bed. You do not have to eat all your breakfast within 15 minutes – but it must be consumed prior to 9:00am. You can break it down in smaller little meals – as long as you start eating within the 15 minutes of waking up.
You must consume at least 7 servings of protein at breakfast.
Sweets and starches in the morning, again by 9 am (or 10 am in fall or winter)
Lunch by 2 pm (or 3pm in fall or winter)
Breakfast (610-850 calories)
Lunch (35-400 calories) Have lunch before 2pm/3pm
Dinner (150-200 calories)
15% percent carbs
53 % protein
Go to bed before midnight. Eat last meal of day at least three hours before going to bed. No sweets or starches after breakfast.
You can do a TURBO CHARGED Plan -or- RELAXED PLAN.
Turbocharged you basically follow the Big Breakfast diet as indicated, 610-850 calories for breakfast, Veggies, Fruit and some Protein for lunch and little or now dinner. No carbs at lunch or dinner (unless carbs are from fruit). No fats or other oils...the reward is you lose weight faster.
The Relaxed Plan - you can have a little fat or butter in salad dressing, mayo. You will still lose weight but at a slower pace.
Recommended Foods: Pizza, turkey, cheese, steak, bacon, pancakes, bread, cake, cookies, chocolate, candy, ice cream, smoothies, fruit, vegetables.
Some recipes look pretty good - if I make any, I will include if they taste good!
An exercise plan is not necessary to succeed with this diet, but an increase in daily activities is encouraged. Suggested exercise 20 minutes of walking per day.
***CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING ANY DIET***