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Do you want to lose weight?

Want to lose weight? Eat that fat! Eating more dietary fat for breakfast will boost your metabolism and help you with fat loss! Your body is in fat-burning mode when you first wake up, and you can keep that going if you keep your carbs intake low in the morning and fats high. A study from 2010 published in the International Journal of Obesity examined the effect of different types of foods and timing of intake on the development of metabolic syndrome characteristics. It concludes that eating dietary fat in the morning is better metabolically, because the enzymes are most active when you wake up, and least active at the end of the day. In other words, the first meal...

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Why I like breakfast and dont like fasts

Let’s start with a few givens (i.e. things that are well documented and known): Cortisol is the “stress” hormone. It is good in small amounts (getting you up in the morning, running away from lions) and bad in the chronic long term (immune suppression, abdominal “beer belly” obesity). Serotonin is the regulator of the six F’s: Fight, Flight, Food, Falling asleep, Feeling good, and… Sex. Too much is bad too little is bad. The same story as cortisol. Serotonin is involved in regulating cortisol secretion by the 5-HT(2a/2c) receptors (more serotonin, less cortisol) Let’s step into the much neglected world of serotonin research on insulin resistance and obesity. When’s the last time you’ve heard in pop culture about serotonin in...

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