Breakfast could be key to middle-age weight loss

January 23, 2008 2:12:56 PM PST
Are you looking for ways to fight that middle-age weight gain?

The solution could start with eating more at breakfast and less later in the day.

A study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found shifting a greater proportion of a day's total calorie intake to breakfast time is potentially beneficial for lower weight gain over time among middle-aged men and women.

In this study, people who ate a greater portion -- about 22 to 50 percent of their total calories at breakfast -- gained the least amount of weight over a four-year period This was even true after researchers factored in healthier lifestyles, baseline weight, total calorie intake and individual demographics.