Eat breakfast to burn more fat

Discussion in 'Self Care and Healthy Lifestyles' started by Mikeintx, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Mikeintx

    Mikeintx Well-Known Member

    Saw this over on Alwyn Cosgrove's blog, pretty interesting:

    Here's a study that was just released last month:

    Alexander et al.
    Association of Breakfast Skipping With Visceral Adiposity in Overweight Latino Youth.
    Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 May 7.

    The study compared three groups that consumed IDENTICAL total calories.

    No breakfast
    Breakfast occasionally
    Breakfast every day
    The researchers concluded that "breakfast omission was associated with increased levels of intra-abdominal fat independent of daily energy intake. Eating breakfast is associated with lower body fat levels in overweight Latino youth. Interventions focused on increasing breakfast consumption are warranted"

    Another study was presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco (June 2008) by Jakubowicz MD et al

    This consisted of two groups that consumed similar total calories (very low - 1200 and 1100). Bothe were low carb diets (group one had 17g of carbs per day and group two had 97g of carbs per day - still considered low carb).

    The primary difference being that group one consumed a 300 cal breakfast, and group two consumed a 600 cal breakfast

    After 4 months on each plan there was no significant difference between the groups. However, after 8 months:

    Group one: 300 cal breakfast - had lost ten pounds
    Group two: 600 cal breakfast had lost THIRTY-NINE pounds

    Conclusion of both studies is that eating breakfast, and perhaps a bigger breakfast than usual (therefore eating slightly less calories the rest of the day) could be a useful real world tool for fat loss with clients.
  2. reefer madness

    reefer madness Account Closed

    Interesting. I don't eat breakfast and I've been gaining weight. I think the weight gain is due to meds though.
  3. Zurkhardo

    Zurkhardo Well-Known Member

    I've always speculated on this being the case! I'm glad it was scientifically substatiated :) Thank you for sharing.
  4. passer

    passer Active Member

    I'm just not hungry in the morning and lack of time aswell :s
  5. Aurora Gory Alice

    Aurora Gory Alice Well-Known Member

    Me too, I usually try and force down some cereal though, even if it's just a tiny bowl.
  6. steak

    steak New Member

    i also heard about that theory. i don't really know what to think about that whole breakfast-thing. by the way: it also should be proven that red wine is good for the heart - at least it is alcohol and not really good for your brain cells...theories over theories...i am not really smarter than before but thanks anyway :wiggle:
  7. $MyName

    $MyName Well-Known Member

    I've only just started eating breakfast again, but I thought this sort of thing was proven long ago? It's one of the reason I AM eating breakfast now that I'm trying to be much healthier.