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Eat a High Protein Meal in the Morning

Weighed in this morning at 154 pounds.

Yesterday I weighed in at 157 pounds, the result of a lot of eating and drinking on Saturday.

I've noticed that if I eat just one big meal in the morning or afternoon, packed with lots of protein, and don't eat anything else the whole day, I'll lose weight. Basically, if I can go to bed on an empty stomach, I'll wake up 2-3 pounds lighter.

The idea is that if you can pack in a lot of protein early in the day, your metabolism will run all day long trying to process it. It takes longer for the body to metabolize protein than it does carbohydrates. Hence, it's often why you feel fuller longer if you eat a lot of meat, as opposed to a lot of fruit/vegetables.

So yesterday, after weighing in at 157 pounds, I had Sunday brunch, consisting of an omelette, several strips of bacon, breakfast potatoes, three small chicken tacos, scrambled eggs, and a few potato wedges. I left feeling pretty full. I ate nothing the rest of the day.

My stomach felt empty by the time I went to bed, which was 12:30am.

The next day I woke up 8:30am. The first thing I did was eat a grapefruit. I checked my e-mail, and then did my "morning dump". I weighed myself, and it read 153.5 pounds. I rounded it up to 154 pounds, and began writing this blog post.

I figure the brunch I ate had to have been around 3,000 calories. But it was all protein, although certainly not lean protein. To lose 3 pounds in one day, I had to have burned off all 3,000 calories I ate, plus an addition 10,500 calories (3,500 calories = 1 pound). That's 13,500 calories I burned, and yet did no exercise.

All the calories I burned were lazy calories, mostly metabolizing all the protein I ate, then sitting in a chair, driving a car, walking around the house, and soaking in a tub.

And oh yeah, soaking in a hot bath can help too. If you can get the water hot enough, your heart will beat faster. That will cause more calories burned.

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