The Case for a Breakfast Feast

The Case for a Breakfast Feast

Most of us have been reminded since childhood that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, a new review not only emphasizes the significance of our first meal of the day but also suggests we should front-load our calories early in the day to jump start our metabolisms, prevent obesity, and even help reduce risk factors for heart disease.

“I always tell people not to eat close to bedtime, and try to eat earlier in the day,” said Marie-Pierre-St Onge, an associate professor of nutritional medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physician and Surgeons.

While the idea of front-loading calories might seem difficult, especially since family life and social gatherings so often revolve around sitting down to eat a satisfying meal at the end of the day, more doctors are recommending that you make breakfast your largest meal of the day and dinner your lightest meal of the day.

“We observed that the time of the meal is more important than what you eat and how much you eat—it’s more important than anything else in regulating metabolism,” said Dr. Daniela Jakubowicz, an Israeli researcher at the Wolfson Medical Center in Tel Aviv.

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