breakfastThere is a lot known about the importance of a good breakfast. Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and there are many ways specialists suggest us to help us learn not to skip breakfast. For long time there has been a well-known scientific theory valid that those who have a habit of eating a big and nutritious breakfast on an everyday basis tend to be more energetic during the day, as well as less likely to eat big portions during the day and thus have less chances to have extra kilos. However, according to a new study, this theory can have certain weak points.

The findings of a new study carried out by a group of specialists from the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Centre of Nutritional Medicine in Germany were published recently in Nutrition Journal. The research included analyzing and observing nutrition history of 300 participants of different age and gender. All of them were asked to record everything they consumed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sometimes they were offered a large nutritional breakfast, sometimes they had a small one, and sometimes they did not have anything for breakfast at all.

big breakfastAccording to Dr Volker Schusdziarra, one of the team leaders, for those who eat a small or big breakfast, there was no big difference noticed for lunch and dinner, in terms of the size of the meals. “People ate the same at lunch and dinner, regardless of what they had for breakfast.” The only difference was a tendency to skip a morning snack when a big breakfast was consumed. However, a person immediately was compensating the missing calories at the expense of a large dinner.

Therefore, these German specialists are not convinced in the effectiveness of a large breakfast for those people who have an aim to lose several extra pounds. These nutritionists recommend using certain diet plan, eating 4-5 portions of 100% organic fruit and vegetables a day, and cut down on harmful saturated fats and sugars. Being back to the size of breakfast, now it seems like we received one more obvious controversy, when some specialists say it is right, and other specialists say it is wrong.

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2 Responses to “Big Breakfast Can Help Us Lose Weight. Or Can It?”

  1. Dona BenitezNo Gravatar Says:

    Thank you for this useful information. I can start on my new year resolution to lose weight now

  2. Susan WintersNo Gravatar Says:

    Amazing article! You need to find out your body types diet for losing weight.