Breakfast’s really important to start your day right. Bacon and eggs or a bagel and cream cheese? Both tempting decisions. You opt for the less fattening option of bagel and ream cheese. But guess what? That’s what’s really making you fat.

Here are some references we used:

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Shapiro, B. and Wertheimer, E. 1943. Phosphorolysis and synthesis of glycogen in animal tissues. Biochem J. 37(3):397-403.

You may find these references useful as well.

Rogers, CD. 2011. How long to digest pasta. Livestrong.

Sisson, M. 2007. The definitive guide to insulin, blood sugar and diabetes (and you’ll understand it). Mark’s Daily Apple.

Fitday. 2011. How carbohydrate metabolism affects weight.

Knepper, M. How carbohydrates, fats, proteins and hormones work to cause weight-loss or weight-gain. Annette Nay.