Over the past 5-10 years, a lot of research has emerged calling into question whether advising everyone to make “breakfast the largest meal of your day” is always good advice.
In a study published a few years ago, researchers noted that what we choose to “break our fast” with, can have a dramatic effect on our hunger hormones, and ultimately, our body composition.
Read my take on the study here: Carbs for Breakfast? Big Mistake
Once you’ve had a chance to read that piece, you’ll start to appreciate that nutrition is an incredibly complex science and individual responses to food will ultimately predict what and how much you should be eating.
But one thing we’ve seen in the majority of our weight loss clients: breaking the fast with a large protein meal seems to be the most effective way to control hunger later on in the day!