Sunday, September 25, 2022

Surprising Research Findings on Big Breakfasts, Hunger, and Weight Loss

 From SciTech:

Front-loading calories early in the day reduces hunger but does not affect weight loss. In dieting, there’s the old saying that one should “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper.” It is based on the belief that consuming the bulk of daily calories in the morning optimizes weight loss by burning calories more efficiently and quickly. However, according to a new study that was published on September 9 in the journal Cell Metabolism, the way a person’s body metabolizes calories is not affected by whether they eat their largest meal early or late in the day. On the other hand, the study did find that people who ate their largest meal in the morning reported feeling less hungry later in the day, which could foster easier weight loss in the real world. (Read more.)


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