Myth Busted: Bigger Breakfast Means More Calorie Intake Throughout Day

Myth Busted: Bigger Breakfast Means More Calorie Intake Throughout Day

POSTED: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 4:34pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 8:49am

MUNICH, GERMANY— Another myth, busted.

A study conducted by researchers at the University of Munich and published in Nutrition has broken another myth— eating a large breakfast in the morning does not help you lose weight.

German researchers followed 400 people for several weeks and tracked their daily calorie intake. They found that those that ate a large breakfast also ate the same amount at lunch and at dinner, meaning a larger intake of calories than those who ate lighter.

Researchers said reducing the calorie intake at breakfast could also help with weight loss. Don't skip breakfast just yet— that could lead to snacking on less healthy foods all day.

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I know there must be an editor some where at ktsm thats realizes the poor wording of not one but two stories that used the phase "myth busted." To assume that one study definitively answers a myth is just poor journalism. What happen to the use of qualifying words? Anyone who reports facts to the public knows that studies are not concrete and for every one study that suggest A the is another that suggest B. Reevaluate the competences and skills of your writers/ reporters before going to print.

Thank you Channel 9! no more big breakfasts for me!

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