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Breakfast and Weight Loss Research

Saturday, 3 October 2015  |  David Watkins

One of the most debated topics among fitness enthusiasts and health “gurus” is how and when you should have breakfast if you are attempting to lose weight. Some vehemently believe that breakfast as an essential requirement. Others demand it be skipped. Science, however, says it doesn’t matter.

It's What You Put In Not When
The results of a study that took 309 obese or overweight individuals for a 16-week weight management program showed that it’s more important what you put in your body than when you put it there. The participants were split into three different groups and given three different informational pamphlets. The control group was given no advice on breakfast, whereas the other two were directed to either eat before 10am or abstain from eating until after 11am.

Breakfast Doesn’t Matter
The test subjects provided evidence that breakfast doesn’t matter. All of them lost weight, but the differences in weight loss between groups was negligible. Though it didn’t account for body composition or metabolic values on top of being a bit too short to provide a definitive answer for long-term weight loss, the evidence is clear enough to put to rest the prevailing theory that changing breakfast habits alone can lead to weight loss.

Always Eat Healthy
Instead of wasting time arguing about breakfast, time is much better spent figuring out healthier foods to eat throughout the course of a day.

Natural Dietary Food Supplements Can Help
There are some Natural Dietary Food Supplements that can help with weight management when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program.

Article information source: AJCN.Nutrition.org

About The Author

David Watkins is a long-serving senior member of the management of Tonvara Natural Supplements, a family owned company based in the heart of the Sussex countryside in the UK.