DailyDirt: Correlations Over Breakfast
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We've pointed out dietary studies before that suggest calories from different foods aren't the same and that when you eat could be as important as what you eat. But how about focusing just on one meal: breakfast. Should you eat a big breakfast? Is it bad to skip breakfast? Here are just some partial answers.
- Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? But healthy adults can skip breakfast without fear of gaining weight. According to the researchers, "We need to revisit the assumption that we must always eat breakfast, and learn if we really need to eat breakfast all the time." [url]
- But wait, don't skip breakfast regularly if you're a middle aged man -- or else you're 27% more likely to die, probably of coronary heart disease. In the long run, we're all dead anyway? [url]
- If you like eating breakfast, a big breakfast could help you lose weight, according to a study of 93 obese women split into two groups (both eating 1,400 calories daily for 12 weeks). The "big breakfast" group ate 700 calories in the morning, 500 cals for lunch and 200 cals for dinner, and the "big dinner" group reversed the sizes of those meals. At the end, the both groups lost weight, but the big breakfast eaters lost an average of 17.8 pounds (versus just 7.3 pounds for the big dinner eaters). [url]