If you're a morning person who loves a short stack of pancakes with bacon and eggs, a news study suggests you're on the right track.
New research reveals enjoying a big breakfast actually helps you to burn more calories throughout the day.
The research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism studied a group of healthy young men with a normal body mass index.
It found the number of calories burned was much higher when they ate a bigger breakfast and smaller dinner.
Test results showed they burned more than twice as many calories than those who ate a small breakfast and a large dinner.
The scientists concluded that the amount of energy it takes digest a meal was higher in the morning than at night. Researchers add, those who are looking to lose weight must also watch what they eat and not just when they eat.
Big breakfast, small dinner burns more calories, study says
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