1. Does Breakfast Kickstart Your Metabolism?
Your body uses energy for everything you do, including eating. Energy is needed to store food in your stomach, transport it to your small intestine, absorb it (into the bloodstream), and digest it. In technical terms, this is called “diet-induced thermogenesis.” This determines your daily calorie intake along with your basal metabolic rate and physical activity. When you burn more calories than you consume, you lose weight.
So, does breakfast jumpstart your metabolism? Studies on this topic are inconclusive. It’s still unclear whether this diet-induced thermogenesis after breakfast boosts your metabolism, causing you to burn more calories.(1)