Monday, January 17, 2011

Breakfast doesn't matter - more for the intermittent fasting files

Spotted this one this morning:

Big Breakfast Generally Doesn't Help Weight Loss

Dr Volker Schusdziarra, from the Else-Kröner-Fresenius Center of Nutritional Medicine, conducted a study on over 300 people who were asked to keep a journal of what they usually ate. Within the group sometimes people ate a big breakfast, sometimes small, and sometimes skipped it all together.
Schusdziarra said that "the results of the study showed that people ate the same at lunch and dinner, regardless of what they had for breakfast," this means that a big breakfast (on average 400kcal greater than a small breakfast) resulted in a total increase in calories eaten over the day of about 400kcal. The only difference seen was the skipping of a mid morning snack when someone ate a really big breakfast, however this was not enough to offset the extra calories they had already eaten.

 Interesting stuff....but nothing new.  Time to check out Leangains or the 2 Meal Solution.... Mike's 2 Meal Solution was reviewed here and goes through a lot of research like this to explode a lot of myths about fasting.

There is a preview of the book below:


Penny said...

One of the problems I have in the morning is that I drink a lot of coffee. When I get up my keurig special edition b60 gourmet single serve coffee maker has automatically brewed me a cup of coffee - but I don't seem to be able to stop at just one cup!


Kristján Már said...

I don't particularly enjoy breakfast, but I'm a college student and it's hard for me to focus if I don't eat anything in the morning.

I used to do the leaingains protocol and it worked fine while I was working at my job moving around during the day.