Washington: German researchers have suggested that eating a big breakfast may lead to gaining more weight.The study, which refutes previous findings that eating a big breakfast reduces total calorie intake over the day, found that those who enjoy a hearty breakfast are likely to have a big lunch and dinner.Volker Schusdziarra at the Else-Kroner-Fresenius Center of Nutritional Medicine, Germany, and his team conducted a study on over 300 people who were asked to note down what they usually ate.
According to Schusdziarra, the previous study only looked at the ratio of breakfast calories to daily calories while his study found that this ratio seems to be most affected by people eating less during the day. In other words, their breakfast was proportionally, but not absolutely, bigger. The researchers claimed that a large breakfast must be counteracted by eating substantially less during the day. In order to lose weight sensibly, the National Health Service guidelines suggest restricting calorie intake, cutting down on saturated fat and sugar, and eating 5-a-day fruit and vegetable.The study is published in Nutrition journal. (ANI)