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15 June 2009

Breakfast burns calories

People who are trying to lose weight may hinder their odds of success by skipping breakfast, according to a new study.

People who are trying to lose weight may hinder their odds of success by skipping breakfast, according to a new study that found that skipping the first meal of the day biases your brain toward craving high-calorie foods over low-calorie foods.

Breakfast skippers gain more
The findings are based on brain imaging studies performed in 20 non-obese healthy people who were shown pictures of low-calorie foods (salad, vegetables and fish) and high-calorie foods (cake, chocolate, and pizza), and asked to rate how appealing the pictures were after a filling breakfast, or after no breakfast at all.

 
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