Eating a big breakfast may keep you full longer.
Eating a larger meal at the beginning of the day will keep you full longer. I know you have heard it a million times if not more that breakfast is the key to starting the day right. A well balanced healthy breakfast can keep you full all morning long. If you feel full, you will be less likely to graze on the office snacks. There are plenty of studies that show that eating breakfast is tied to a healthier weight and weight loss success, but few studies examined the association between time-of-day of nutrient intake and the metabolic syndrome.
A study from 2013 published in Obesity looked at breakfast versus dinner caloric intake. The goal of the study was to compare two weight loss diets that vary by either having a high caloric breakfast or dinner. The two diets had the same calorie content and only differed in percent of calories consumed during breakfast or dinner. The subjects were a group of overweight and obese women with metabolic syndrome. The subjects were randomized into two isocaloric weight loss groups with either a large breakfast (700 kcal breakfast, 500 kcal lunch, 200 kcal dinner) or a large dinner (200 kcal breakfast, 500 kcal lunch, 700 kcal dinner) for 12 weeks.