Breakfast is considered an important meal for daily appetite control. We examined the effect of high-protein breakfasts on within-day appetite sensations and subsequent ad libitum intake, in men and women. Twenty subjects attended on 4 occasions, to consume in a randomised order high-protein (30% energy) breakfast meals, as, 1) maintenance (MTD) fed to energy requirements (2.67 MJ), 2) a weight-loss (WL) bacon-based meal breakfast (WL-B, 2.13 MJ), 3) a WL-chicken salad (WL-CS, 2.13 MJ) and 4) a WL-smoothie (WL-S, 2.08 MJ). The 3 HP-WL breakfasts elicited differences in hunger (p = 0.007), fullness (p = 0.029), desire to eat (p = 0.006) and prospective consumption (p = 0.020). The WL-B meal reduced hunger (p = 0.002) and enhanced fullness (p = 0.02), compared with the two other WL breakfasts. Although these differences were not reflected in ad libitum energy intake later in the day, a HP breakfast can modify morning satiety, which is important during dieting.
Bibliographical noteThe Rowett Institute and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland are grateful to the Scottish Government for funding this work. We thank the Rowett Human Nutrition Unit staff for their technical help with the interventions. Staff members who helped include Jean Bryce, Nina Lamza and Karen Taylor. The Rowett Institute and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland are grateful to the Scottish Government for funding this work.
- Weight Loss
- Breakfast Meals
- Lunch Intake