Will Breakfast Promote Weight Loss?

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on February 11, 2019 - 8:52am

Growing up we were taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Breakfast was supposed to make sure we got the proper nutrients into our bodies and give us the energy to meet the many challenges and needs of the day.

It was also thought that eating a healthy (the jury is still out on what 'healthy' means) breakfast helped give us nutrients that would keep us full throughout the day, and would help us lose weight. However, a new study published in BMJ may disagree.

According to the study people who ate breakfast ended up about around 260 calories more per day than those that skipped breakfast and ended up weighing slightly more (less than a pound) than breakfast eaters.

The purpose of the podcast is to discuss the study, explain how we think this information is relevant to you and discuss the physiology of losing weight.

Here Is What We Covered

  • Discussion of the study, what we liked about it, what we didn't like about it and our interpretation of the results.
  • Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day, what about intermittent fasting and people who don't eat until much later?
  • Is weight loss just a simple calories in vs. calories out equation or is there more to it than that?
  • Do we eat breakfast, and if we do, what do we eat?

Stuff From This Episode

Eating breakfast may not help you lose weight, study says

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