(CNN) — A new study says eating breakfast in the morning can help burn more calories throughout the day.
The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism studied a group of healthy young men with a normal body index and found that calories burned was much higher when they ate a bigger breakfast and small dinner.
The results showed they burned twice as many calories than those who ate a small breakfast and a large dinner.
The study state the amount of energy it takes to process a meal was higher in the morning than at night.
Researchers say this only accounts for about 15 percent of the total daily calories burned.