Eating a big breakfast could help you burn double the amount of calories than if you eat a larger meal at dinner.
It could be the key to losing weight while also keeping blood sugar levels steady, researchers at Lübeck University in Germany said.
Their study found filling up in the morning boosts a metabolism process known as diet-induced thermogenesis （DIT）.
DIT refers to the number of calories the body expends to heat the body and digest food. It was shown to be twice as high for those who ate more at breakfast than at dinner.
The study also showed increases in blood sugar and insulin concentrations, caused by eating a meal, was diminished after breakfast, but not so much after dinner.
The results also showed eating a low-calorie breakfast caused sweet cravings with a higher appetite.
This suggests those saving all their calories for the end of the day may face consequences because they snack more.
thermogenesis：名詞，產熱，生熱作用。例句：Brown fat thermogenesis seems to be of considerable importance to animals coming out of hibernation , allowing them to rewarm. （棕色脂肪的產熱對動物從冬眠中醒來，使牠們重回溫暖中似乎相當重要。）
craving：名詞，指渴求。例句：The craving for food is growing upon me.（我餓到發慌。）
snack：動詞，吃點心。例句：The boy often snacks on doughnuts.（這男孩常把甜甜圈當點心吃。）