Eating a smaller breakfast in the morning could help people reduce weight as they do not consume more calories later on in the day in order to compensate for the smaller portions. The study was conducted by researchers at Medical Research Council (MRC) Human Nutrition Research Unit and included around 33 overweight people, some of whom were given smaller portions of the breakfast which involved cereal, milk, scrambled egg, ham, brown toast with butter and orange juice. The researchers then measured the amount of calories that they ate over the rest of the day and found that eating a smaller breakfast did not result in consumption of higher amounts of calories. The researchers added that such a step could see people eat up to 269 fewer calories in a day, though they were quick to add that more research is needed in order to test it out in real life. "This research was done with people in a controlled laboratory environment and more work is required to determine if the effect remains in real life where there are more opportunities to eat", Dr Susan Jebb, who is the Head of Diet & Population Health at the MRC Human Nutrition Research Unit, said. Source: Medindia << Study: Urban Birds 'Stressed By Human Activity' Regulation of Emotions Linked to Severity of Anxiety >> Recommended Reading Raw Food Diet Raw food diet, made of uncooked and unprocessed food, is gaining popularity in the world of health, fitness and weight loss. However, with its drawbacks, it cannot be considered as a wholesome diet. Learn more about the raw food diet in this ... READ MORE South Beach Diet South Beach Diet plan originally developed to prevent heart disease, soon gained popularity as weight loss diet plan. This diet plan was developed by Dr.Arthur Agaston and Marie Almon. READ MORE The Cabbage Diet The plausible reason that can be sited is the inherent low calorie property of cabbage. READ MORE Paleolithic Diet Paleolithic diet is now among the most followed diet trends in the world of nutrition and health. Find out more about the diet inspired by our ancestors, which has a plethora of health benefits. READ MORE Battle of the Bulge The ‘battle of bulge’ is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to get rid of it. Here are the best tips to fight off that extra flab. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Diet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight Loss Correct diet and a planned exercise regime is the mantra of healthy and sustainable weight loss. READ MORE Diet Pills Diet pills are flooding the market by millions. The positive side of diet pills to most people is that they achieve their objective of losing weight. Medical reviews are against the use of diet pills. READ MORE Hunger Fullness and Weight Control An erratic way of eating or any metabolic disturbance in the hunger fullness signals is one of the major causes of obesity. READ MORE Weight Loss Program For Men Maintaining a food diary and keeping a track of what you eat is the best way to keep your weight under check. READ MORE Weight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work? Hypnosis indirectly helps with weight loss by altering the consciousness through suggestions and imagery to a more positive state. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Blood - Sugar Chart More News on: Diet PillsThe Cabbage DietBulimia NervosaThe Macrobiotic DietHeight and Weight-KidsWeight Loss Program For MenBattle of the BulgeHunger Fullness and Weight ControlDiet and Nutrition for Healthy Weight LossWeight Loss with Hypnosis – Does It Work?