According to the New York Times Article, “Diet: Bigger Breakfast, Bigger Daily Calorie Count”, it’s a meal to keep skipping.
The NY Times’ study discussed in this article followed 280 obese adults and 100 adults of normal weight for two weeks. Through this study the author has concluded that eating breakfast does not aid in weight loss.
1. “For both groups, a large breakfast simply added to the number of daily calories they consumed.”¹
You could say this about any meal throughout the day. Of course breakfast is going to account for some of your daily caloric intake. With this argument you could also say, “skip dinner, it will just add to the number of daily calories consumed anyway.”
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2. “Whenever someone comes to me for dietary advice and says, ‘I never eat breakfast,’ I say, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing,’ ” said the senior author, Dr. Volker Schusdziarra¹
If a client comes to you for dietary advice clearly what they are doing now is not working. That is the equivalent to someone wanting to get in shape and approaching you with the comment “I never work out” and replying “Well, keep doing what you’re doing.” How is that helpful to anyone?
This article has too many holes in its view point. They also only followed these people around for two weeks. It could be that the obese subjects overate at every meal, not just breakfast. There’s no discussion on how they got to their unhealthy weight. It may be that skipping breakfast in the past is what aided their weight gain.
Key Point: Start Your Day Off Right
A healthy breakfast can definitely aid in weight-loss, and healthy living overall. Be sure to start your day with a balanced meal of Protein, Fat and Carbohydrate. When you come across articles such as this one in The NY Times be sure to read it thoroughly before practicing any of its findings.
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¹”Diet: Bigger Breakfast, Bigger Daily Calorie Count” By NICHOLAS BAKALAR
Published: January 28, 2011, New York Times
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