What are you having for breakfast in the mornings BUZZ Fam? Well, you might want to start increasing your portions.
According to researchers at Lübeck University in Germany, eating a big breakfast could help you burn double the amount of calories than if you eat a larger meal at dinner.
In fact, the researcher claim that it could be the key to losing weight while also keeping blood sugar levels steady.
Their study found filling up in the morning boosts a metabolism process known as diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT).
On the other hand, a low-calorie breakfast increases appetite, especially for sweets, the researchers admitted
DIT refers to the number of calories the body expends to heat the body and digest food. It was shown to be twice as high for those who ate more at breakfast than at dinner.
The researchers experimented on 16 men.
They consumed a low and high calorie breakfast and dinner one day – and then vice versa on another.
DIT was 2.5 times higher when the high calorie meal was eaten in the morning than in the evening.
Their findings were published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism