Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but a new study finds it shouldn’t be the biggest meal of the day.
Researchers in Scotland say making breakfast the biggest meal of the day and front-loading all your calories fails to help people lose more weight. Scientists found this dieting strategy doesn’t affect the way our bodies process calories. There has been a belief that eating a big breakfast helps the body burn more calories throughout the day, but the findings throw this into doubt.
There’s a saying that dieters should “breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper” if they want to shed the pounds. However, it does not matter whether we make breakfast, lunch, or dinner our biggest meal of the day because our body processes the calories in the same way, the study explains.