Big Fatty Bacon & Eggs Breakfast Is Healthy Says New Study


You can put bacon, eggs, and sausage back into your diet, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Obesity... as long as you eat them for breakfast. No, really; this is not an April Fool's joke.


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The research was conducted by the Departments of Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham and the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.  Over a 12 week period, groups of mice were fed high fat or high carbohydrate meals at different times of the day. Because breakfast generally sets the metabolism for the rest of the day, scientists also focused on how breakfast helped the mice metabolize carbs and fats during the day.

Results indicated that the mice who ate a big fatty breakfast, followed by a smaller lunch and even smaller evening meal, were more likely to lose weight and were at less risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. The fatty breakfasts helped the mice metabolize both fats and carbs during the day. 

Eating fatty foods later in the day, however, led to weight gain, glucose intolerance, and conditions that typically lead to heart disease.

Mice who were given high carb breakfasts, such as cereal, were only able to metabolize carbs during the day. They gained weight and had trouble metabolizing sugar, raising their risk of diabetes and heart disease.

Should you change your diet to conform to the mice diet of high fat large breakfasts, small lunches, and light dinners? I would say discuss it with your doctor first and, if possible, do some simple before and after tests checking your weight, glucose, blood pressure, and other measurements your doctor recommends.  And naturally, you should see if this diet makes any difference in your energy levels during your waking hours.

Share your results in the "comments" section below.


International Journal of Obesity, Daily Mail

Apr 1, 2010
by Anonymous

humans are not rats

We know more about how to take care of lab rats(they are not mice) than humans. Unfortunately we humans are not rats. The rats used by scientists are carefully bred to be nearly identical. We vary a great deal. Research is just finding out how much our differences in DNA make in everything from obesity to cancer.

Apr 1, 2010
by Anonymous

Ill go for this diet

Sausages, negro refried beans, eggs & salsa, & cheese.
& sausages are Lean Meat types.
IE little Fat within.

or BBQ baked beans.

Scrap the bacon.

Jan 18, 2011
by Anonymous


Ok, here's the thing please don't believe this. Just eat your veggies and fruits during breakfast. I lost 28 pounds for around a month, I don't know if thats a big number but success leaves clues. So, the clue here is not to go back to those lies. It's more of a common sense really, you'll get tired if you eat heavy foods during the day due to the fact it requires more energy to digest the foods.

It takes 3-8 hours to digest flesh foods. And veggies and fruits on the other hand takes 25-30 mins. You gain more energy and conserve more energy. Let's compare it to the wild. Lions sleeps 16-20 hours, and Orangutans sleeps for 6 hours. Eating veggies gives you more energy. So, again don't believe those lies.

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