Why the Big Breakfast Theory of Weight Loss Doesn’t Work
Remember all that talk about how eating a big breakfast will thwart mindless munching later in the day and the extra pounds will fall off your body? Forget it. Now comes a study from the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Center of Nutritional Medicine that shows that people who eat more for breakfast also eat more for lunch and dinner, and consequently, they rarely see extra pounds falling off. Science Daily reports on the study, published in Nutrition Journal, which asked over 300 people to keep a journal of what they usually ate. The results showed that people ate the same at lunch and dinner, regardless of what they had for breakfast. The only difference seen was the skipping of a mid morning snack when someone ate a really big breakfast, but this was not enough to offset the extra calories they had already eaten.