Want to loose weight? Start skipping breakfast
Skipping breakfast may help you loose weight in a healthy way, a new study has revealed.
Researchers at Cornell University conducted two experiments on about 25 participants who routinely ate or skipped breakfast to see how either habit would affect weight gain.
In the first experiment, researchers gave participants either no breakfast, a 335-calorie breakfast high in carbohydrates or a high fibre breakfast measuring 360 calories.
As a contradiction to previous studies, researchers found that neither eating breakfast nor the kind of breakfast eaten had any effect on the participants’ calorie intakes during lunchtime.
The second experiment in the study involved people who ate a large breakfast of more than 624 calories, measuring their caloric intake at other points throughout the day.
They were compared against those who skipped breakfast entirely.
Researchers found that people who skipped breakfast were significantly hungrier and increased their calorie intake by over 140 calories at lunch.
But, at the end of the day, they ate on average 400 fewer calories than those who ate the big breakfast.
The researchers pointed out the results only apply to healthy adults, and people with diabetes or those who have hypoglycemia may need to eat breakfast to maintain their blood sugar levels.
The study is published in the journal Physiology and Behavior.
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