Monday, January 28, 2008

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day ....

So the Saying goes:
"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper"

Research carried out at the Institute of Metabolic Science, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, has found that "People who ate a greater proportion (22 to 50 percent) of their total daily calories at breakfast time gained 0.79 kilograms of weight over time," compared to "those who consumed no more than 11 percent of their total calories at breakfast had a greater weight gain of 1.23 kilograms."

Read HERE for the full story.

In summary this study has concluded that moving a greater proportion of our calorie intake to breakfast could help reduce weight gain for middle aged adults.

3 comments:

jumbo said...

funny that. When i suggested people should try not to eat so much at the end of the day (and in doing so move a greater proportion of their intake to earlier in the day) Greg kindly informed me it didnt make any difference and i was over complicating matters. @multitrax fitness forum....

Team Aegis said...

What you are failing to remember that first thing in the morning the body has not had any food for between 8 and 12 hours, glycogen levels will be low and the body has no fuel to perform with.If you don't eat breakfast, you are also liable to make bad choices later on in the day and rely on coffee to fire you up. So yes it is important to eat breakfast.

Clearly, you did not suggest moving calories to first thing in the day, you were asking whether eating late at night will make you fat. It does not!

flats said...

I do always the contrary thing, I never eat anything at breakfast, and I feed my self as a hippo at dinner. Sometimes i got nightmares...Cheeeers