Researchers at The Endocrine Society found a way to avoid the weight regain after dieting by eating a big breakfast packed with carbohydrates and protein, then follow a low-carb, low-calorie diet the rest of the day. They compared their new diet with a low-carb diet. Both diets were low in fat and total calories but differed in the carbohydrate distribution. They found after four months there wasn’t much difference between the two diets but after eight months the women on the new diet kept the weight off and lost more and the women on the low-carb diet regained more then half of the weight they lost after the first four months. The study found that women who ate a big breakfast reported feeling less hungry, especially before lunch, and having fewer cravings for carbs than the other women did.