Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper is an old nutritional adage that at first glance would seemingly be supported by a recent study published in the Endocrine Societys Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
But though the study made some interesting findings it certainly didnt warrant the slew of overblown headlines that came with it . Wait, What? Study Shows Eating a Big Breakfast Can Lead to Weight Loss(MSN)
The findings of the study? The mens dietary-induced thermogenesis, or DIT the percentage of a meals calories burned off in the process of digesting that meal was around 2.5 times higher after breakfast than after dinner, for both the high and low-calorie meals. That . doesnt amount to anything like weight melting off effortlessly .
Some studies have suggested that eating a healthy breakfast does help people to eat less during the rest of the day, but one meta-analysis found that participants assigned to eat breakfast had a higher total daily energy intake than those assigned to skip breakfast.
Ultimately youll plan meal times to suit your individual circumstances whether thats bigger breakfast or bigger dinner, calories are still king.
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