Starting the day with a big breakfast won’t necessarily help you lose weight. The theory has it that eating a large breakfast means you eat less during the day, thus reducing your calorie intake.
Researchers who examined the eating habits of around 300 people discovered that they also had a big lunch and a big dinner, too.
If you want to lose weight, say the researchers from the Else-Kroner-Fresenius Centre of Nutritional Medicine, you have to eat a small lunch and dinner.
That assumes a direct correlation between weight gain and calorie intake – and we know that’s only part of the story, anyway.
(Source: Nutrition Journal, 2011; 10: 5).