General Fitness

June 8th, 2017

Skipping Breakfast Vs. Skipping Dinner

Breakfast has been called the most important meal of the day. It fuels your body after a relatively long period without nutrition while you were sleeping. Since meal skipping is relatively common, a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared the effect of skipping breakfast versus skipping dinner.
 
Between days of structured 3-meal eating, 17 subjects skipped breakfast one day, and skipped dinner several days later. As you’d expect, 24-hour energy expenditure increasxed on both meal skipping days. They burned around 41 additional calories after skipping breakfast and 91 more calories after skipping dinner. Fat oxidation increased only after skipping breakfast, but skipping that meal also increased inflammation.