The Effect of Skipping Breakfast on Weight Loss (Eat or Not?)

The Effect of Skipping Breakfast on Weight Loss (Eat or Not?)

October 11, 2019 11 By Ewald Bahringer


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with Stronghold Strength and Conditioning and today We’re looking at whether or not
eating breakfast is truly a good strategy for weight loss but before we get into that
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topic is whether or not eating breakfast is truly a good strategy for weight loss and
the topic of the day comes from a recent meta-analysis that was done looking at randomized controlled
trials compared to observational studies that have been done on this topic so whether eating
or skipping breakfast has more of an effect on weight loss or energy intake overall in
the past most of the information has been gathered on this topic is from observational
studies and this means that the person is self-reporting and it’s an outside non-controlled
view of whether eating breakfast is truly helping control weight or control energy intake
overall now this study on the contrary looks at the randomized controlled trials that have
been done on the same topic once again looking at whether or not the weight loss is affected
or the energy intake is affected throughout the total de Sol in this meta-analyses there
are 13 randomized controlled trials that are being looked at overall that have either both
weight loss and energy intake accounted for or one or the other weight loss or energy
intake accounted for the people that were being measured generally were obese or overweight
in higher-income countries so there is also some of a limitation to the population that
has been explored in this research so far overall the studies average length was about
six weeks long so they’re not the longest studies in the first place to begin with and
we’re not studying the largest population either at the same time but this could still
provide us in different perspective when we have a little bit more control on the topic
overall even though it’s still probably could be further study the results that were found
in the randomized controlled trials and overall was that skipping breakfast actually led to
a lower weight and a lower energy intake for the day by about 300 calories almost so contrary
to what the observational Studies have been showing these randomized controlled trials
are actually saying that skipping breakfast might be more effective as far as a strategy
goes for weight loss and energy intake control over all the quality of these studies could
be improved by adding blind factors to the studies themselves and increasing the population
that is being studied not being limited just to those that are overweight and obese but
also expanding out in two different populations we could also look at longer-duration studies
so there is really more work to be done with this topic overall but it is an interesting
bit of information that gets provided here what factors could be leading the observational
studies to be a little bit contrary to those of the randomized controlled trials well maybe
those that are actually doing the self-reporting have better habits to maintain their n balanced
throughout the day later on in the day or something along those lines that could be
skewing the results of those observational studies now the other thing that should be
taken into account with another set of these studies observational or randomized control
trials is that they’re simply looking at whether the individual is eating breakfast or skipping
breakfast and it really provides no information on whether the person is eating a breakfast
of high-quality nutrition or simply eating a breakfast to eat a breakfast for breakfast
shake the other thing that can be accounted for is the duration of the fast that’s actually
being broken with the breakfast so if breakfast is technically just that first meal of the
day and it’s breaking the fast after night then how long of a fast was actually being
done prior to eating breakfast is that truly affect whether they’re losing weight or maintaining
it or gaining it or the energy in Raw on their balance boiling about that it does so I can
take the information for what it’s worth today that there is some evidence supporting skipping
breakfast just as much as there’s some evidence supporting eating breakfast just know that
there probably are more factors behind it all that would be supporting one or the other
and in the end over all comes down to being able to control your energy intake for the
day and put yourself in a caloric deficit overall in order to create that weight loss
whether you are eating breakfast or skipping breakfast so I’ll be putting a link to the
meta-analysis down below so you can take a look for yourself and I’ll also have down
there a free nutrition guidelines for mobility and Human Performance grab that you’ll enjoy
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