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Have breakfast like an empress? This is the time of day when most calories are burned
Have breakfast like an empress? This is the time of day when most calories are burned
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According to a study, there are some arguments in favor of implementing the traditional wisdom: "Breakfast like an emperor, lunch like a king, dinner like a beggar."

Myth cleared: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?
Myth cleared: is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

The good old topic - some say this, others say that: Should you now have a generous breakfast in the morning and something light with little carbohydrates in the evening? Or would you prefer intermittent fasting and skip breakfast? In the end, not only do spirits differ on this topic, but also science. As we have already learned, a study found that you burn more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the morning. Other studies claim the opposite. As researchers from the University of L├╝beck report, the contradiction is due to the lack of standardized laboratory conditions - that is, the conditions for test subjects were always different.

In the morning you burn most of the calories

In a current study, this circumstance should now have been avoided. 16 healthy and slim men were examined over a period of several weeks. For 3 days they ate the most calories in the morning (around 70 percent of their basal metabolic rate). After a two-week break, the opposite was the case - in the evening they feasted as much as they could. The number of total calories always stayed the same. The whole thing was checked by means of measurements: the researchers recorded the energy consumption of the 16 test subjects at several times of the day. The result: after eating, it actually changed. But: in both cases it was particularly high in the morning. We have listed further results below:

On days with a light breakfast and lavish dinner

  • After breakfast, the calorie consumption was 2.5 times higher than after dinner
  • After breakfast, blood sugar did not rise as much as it did in the evening
  • In the evening, the blood sugar rose 44 percent more at a large dinner than after a hearty breakfast
  • The insulin level rose significantly after a high-calorie dinner - it was always lower in the morning
  • The test subjects found the dinner to be particularly filling in both cases
  • The desire for sweets was particularly great on days with a light breakfast (always in the evening BEFORE eating)

On days with a large breakfast and light dinner

  • After breakfast, the calorie consumption was 2.5 times higher than after dinner
  • So if the breakfast is plentiful, this bill carries more weight (in the truest sense of the word)
  • After breakfast, the blood sugar did not rise as much as in the evening (i.e. the same in both cases)
  • Insulin levels were lower in the morning than in the evening - in both cases
  • The test subjects found the dinner to be particularly filling in both cases

Conclusion: So the proverb has its right to exist. A hearty breakfast should definitely please the metabolism.

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