Wednesday, February 20, 2008

For Those Who Eat Once a Day

Larger Portions lead to greater health risk-

"The study showed that consuming a one-meal-per-day diet, rather than a traditional three-meal-per-day diet, is feasible for a short duration, but that the "one-mealers" had significant increases in total cholesterol, LDL or 'bad' cholesterol and in blood pressure compared to the "three-mealers".

"There were also problems in regulating blood sugar levels for the one-mealers, the study showed: they had higher morning fasting blood sugar levels, higher and more sustained elevations in blood sugar concentrations, and a delayed response to the body's insulin, compared to when they were three-mealers. Insulin is required to lower blood sugar levels."

I used to see this all too often among our men and women in the military- missing morning chow, usually using tobacco as an appetite suppressant. Regular physical training, tobacco use, and 1 meal a day is a sure recipe for disaster.

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