|Sourdough with lentils|
Breakfast: Semolina porridge with raisins, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Sourdough with lentils
Dinner: Sourdough with lentils
You must have wondering what is that thing in the picture. Just bread topped with lentils, nothing special. Yesterday I worked all night and didn’t get any sleep. And that’s the only thing I wanted to eat all day. That’s probably the only think I could think of. Sourdough topped with a spicy red lentil puree is surprisingly delicious.
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Source: La Mia Vita Dolce
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Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: The Atlantic
New research from Tel Aviv shows that starting the day with a full meal that includes a sweet dessert contributes to weight loss success.
Daniela Jakubowicz randomly assigned 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic adults, ages 20 to 65, to one of two diet groups with identical daily caloric intake -- 1,600 for men, 1,400 for women. Those in the first group ate a low-carbohydrate diet that included a small 300-calorie breakfast while members of the second cluster were given a 600-calorie breakfast high in protein and carbs that always included dessert.
Halfway through the 32-week trial, participants in both groups had lost an average of 33 pounds per person. Things changed drastically soon after, however. While participants in the large-breakfast group lost another 15 pounds each, those in the low-carb group regained an average of 22 pounds each. At the end of the program, those who had less restrictive breakfasts had lost an average of 40 pounds more per person than their peers.
The study concludes that starting the day with a full meal that includes a sweet dessert can bolster and maintain a dieter's weight-loss progress. According to Daniela “curbing cravings is better than deprivation for dieting success since avoiding sweets altogether can create a psychological addiction to these same foods in the long-term.”
If you eat desserts for breakfast and get told off, quote this research!