Here we go again! More contradictory information about what and when to eat to help lose weight.
A Fox News
story recent quoted Dr. Oz Mehmet as saying we should skip breakfast, "“I think for 2020, the first thing I’m going to do is ban breakfast,” the famous doctor recently told TMZ. “I don’t think we need to eat breakfast. That’s an advertising ploy.”
Well, on the heels of that, the Daily Mail
reports German researchers have found that eating a big breakfast could help you burn twice the amount of calories that eating a big dinner can. Twice! In addition, eating a big breakfast was connected to losing weight and keeping blood sugar levels steady, with the findings published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Having a low-calorie breakfast was linked to increases in appetite, especially for sweets. "Researcher recommend that patients with obesity as well as healthy people eat a large breakfast rather than a large dinner to reduce body weight and prevent metabolic disease."
Study subjects consumed a low and high calorie breakfast and dinner one day - and then vice versa on another.
Diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT) was 2.5 times higher when the high calorie meal was eaten in the morning than in the evening.
DIT is the body's way of heating in order to support digestion and transport of blood when eating. Different foods and meal times affect how many calories are used by the body to do it.
A 2017 study of over 50,000 adults, which found eating a big breakfast, medium lunch and small dinner led to lower BMIs (body mass indexes).