Eat This Food for Breakfast to Burn Fat All Day Long

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There are a seemingly infinite amount of diet and health philosophies. One person swears by cutting out all carbs and taking on a completely ketogenic lifestyle. Another person assures you carbs are healthy and necessary for maintaining balanced energy levels. And yet another person says carbs are generally okay but gluten isn't. The world of wellness can be a confusing place.

Exhibit A: a new study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published in The Journal of Nutrition. Researchers set out to discover how eating breakfasts with different nutrient contents affected weight and wellness in various individuals. What they found was surprising to say the least—eating a high-fat breakfast can actually stimulate the breakdown of fats that are already in the body.

I know it sounds like an oxymoron, but apparently eating a high-fat breakfast is an effective way to reach and maintain a healthy weight. But there's a catch: It can't be just any fatty breakfast food. In fact, there's one particular type of breakfast food that researchers recommend eating.