If you are a dieter, a bigger breakfast may not be the best thing for you.

I believe that no one should go on a diet. I believe that we should choose the lifestyle we want and live accordingly. If you know you are overweight (have a heart problem, etc), choose to change your lifestyle permanently. Eat the foods you want but keep in mind that moderation is paramount. Diets sets us up for failure and only contribute millions to those who are trying to get us to buy their “diet”. STOP DIETING. STOP MAKING OTHER PEOPLE RICH. Keep your money and make it work for you.

I subscribe to the belief of Michael Pollan: eat food, not too much and most plants. Don’t make it complicated. If you fail (whatever that means to you), get up and start again. It’s your life. Make it count!!

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Diet: Bigger Breakfast, Bigger Daily Calorie Count

Dieters are sometimes told to have a substantial breakfast, because it reduces the amount of food consumed during rest of the day. Not so, a new study reports.
German researchers studied the food intake of 280 obese adults and 100 of normal weight. The subjects kept records of everything they ate over two weeks, and were carefully instructed about the importance of writing down what they ate as soon as they ate it.
For both groups, a large breakfast simply added to the number of daily calories they consumed. Whether they ate a large breakfast, a small one or none at all, their nonbreakfast calorie intake remained the same.
The study, published in Nutrition Journal, found that the foods most often responsible for the variations in daily calories were among the morning’s favorites: bread, eggs, yogurt, cheese, sausages, marmalade and butter.

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