Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal Of The Day

February 1, 2019

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A new report released this week suggests ‘the most important meal of the day’ may not help people to control their weight!  For years it was thought that eating a big breakfast in the morning stops you feeling as hungry throughout the day, helping people to slim down. But researchers found there is no good evidence to support that idea or that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. In fact, the findings show that daily calorie intake was higher in people eating breakfast. The researchers found that the total daily energy intake was higher in groups who ate breakfast compared with those who skipped it by an average of 260 more calories consumed in a day. And the results showed that those who skipped breakfast were on average one pound lighter. It has previously been suggested that eating breakfast may help with weight loss because of the efficient burning of calories early in the day preventing overeating later on. But the reviewers found ‘no significant difference’ in metabolic rates between breakfast eaters and skippers.


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