Meal Strategies For Weight Management
There’s a saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Depending on what you consume throughout the rest of the day, a study published in The Journal of Nutrition suggests regularly eating a large breakfast can be an effective tool for long-term weight management.
Analyzing data from 50,660 adults who took part in the Adventist Health Study 2, researchers found that subjects who ate 1 or 2 meals a day tended to decrease Body Mass Index (BMI) throughout the year compared to subjects who consumed 3 meals a day, which was associated with increased BMI.
A long overnight fast also tended to decrease BMI, and breakfast eaters experienced a decrease in BMI compared to breakfast skippers. Subjects who made breakfast their largest meal of the day saw a significant decrease in BMI compared to those who made dinner the day’s big meal. Consuming a big lunch also helped decrease BMI compared to consuming a large dinner.