To find out the connection between the size of breakfast and dinner and their effect on hunger, a team of researchers at the universities of Aberdeen and Surrey conducted a controlled study in healthy but overweight people. The participants were fed two diets, each for four weeks: a big breakfast and a small dinner, and a small breakfast with a big dinner. We kept lunch the same. We provided all of the meals so we knew exactly how many calories study participants were consuming. We measured the participants' metabolism, including monitoring how many calories they burned. All study participants undertook both diet conditions so that the effect of meal patterns could be compared in the same people.
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