Eating breakfast can help to lose the hips
A review of a group of studies showed that the common idea of eating breakfast does not help to lose weight does not mean that eating breakfast can help lose weight.
The researchers examined data from 13 studies involving 30-year clinical trials and some participants had breakfast, while others did not. The study found that those who ate breakfast got more calories and more weight than those who ignored the meal.
The results may be surprising for those who follow a diet, as those who ate breakfast served 260 calories more daily than those who avoided the meal and increased their weight by 0.44 kg on average.
"There is a belief that breakfast is today's main meal, but that's not the case," says Flavia Sikotini, senior researcher at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
"Calories are calories no matter what time they eat, and people should not eat if they don't feel hungry," she said in an email.
The researchers wrote in the British Medical Journal that some previous studies have checked whether breakfast affects metabolism or the number of calories burned by the body. But researchers found no significant differences in whether they ate breakfast or not.