Research out of Venezuela will have you thinking twice about skipping your morning meal. Researchers split 94 obese, physically inactive women into two groups - one group ate a low-carb diet with a small breakfast and 51 grams of protein daily; the other ate a high-carb diet with a big breakfast (over 600 calories!) and 93 grams of protein.
After four months, they found that both groups lost over 20 lbs. But when researchers checked back in eight months, they found that the low-carb dieters had regained an average of 18 lbs, while the high-carb big-breakfast group actually continued its weight reduction to lose an additional 16.5 lbs on average.
The lesson? If you're looking for long-term results, pack your mornings with protein and carb-rich breakfasts.