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Q+A – Does more breakfast = more metabolism??

July 12, 2011

Q:I have read that eating early in the day has a dramatic effect on your metabolism versus not eating breakfast. Should I be intaking a relatively large portion to start my metabolism or is a small breakfast enough to get the job done?

A:Ultimately, the size of you breakfast will actually play, little to no role in your metabolic rate. The reason you likely read something about that is because MANY studies have shown that overweight and obese people are more likely to eat little to no breakfast, where as people with healthy weights generally do. However, these studies only show a correlation. For example if all obese people tend to buy black shoes, and all normal weight people tend to buy white shoes, you wouldn’t go about changing the color of your shoes and think your going to lose weight right? So if eating/increasing the size of breakfast plays little in metabolic rate, then WHY do we see these very significant correlations? I can’t say for sure, but there is some evidence behind eating breakfast and reducing appetite.

In short, eat breakfast, but there is no difference between a LARGE or SMALL breakfast on your metabolism. Hunger and fullness is a different issue …

GREAT QUESTION!! because I will be covering breakfast consumption in  Scientifically Proven Ways to Reduce Hunger and Eat Less

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