Eating a big breakfast could double the amount of calories you burn in the day, according to a new study
Eating a big breakfast could help you burn double the amount of calories than if you eat a larger meal at dinner.
It could be the key to losing weight while also keeping blood sugar levels steady, researchers at Lübeck University in Germany said.
Their study found filling up in the morning boosts a metabolism process known as diet-induced thermogenesis （DIT）.
DIT refers to the number of calories the body expends to heat the body and digest food. It was shown to be twice as high for those who ate more at breakfast than at dinner.
The study also showed increases in blood sugar and insulin concentrations, caused by eating a meal, was diminished after breakfast, but not so much after dinner.
The results also showed eating a low-calorie breakfast caused sweet cravings with a higher appetite.
This suggests those saving all their calories for the end of the day may face consequences because they snack more.