Overweight and obese women who ate most of their calories at breakfast lost more weight…compared to those who ate most of their calories at dinner. Mind you, these research subjects both at the SAME total number of calories!
Breakfast eaters reported less hunger and more satiety, too!
Not only did those eating 50% of their daily calories at breakfast lose more weight, they lost more body fat and more inches around their waist. In addition, breakfast eaters saw greater reductions in triglyceride levels (a component of bad cholesterol) and increases in high density lipoproteins (considered to be healthy cholesterol). Glucose and insulin levels were lower in breakfast eaters – remember, high levels are associated with a greater risk for diabetes.
These results are consistent with other research studies that show eating breakfast helps weight loss and that breakfast eaters tend to be leaner. Evening eating is associated with increased fat accumulation.
You can access the full research article here.