Do You Eat Breakfast? Why Not?

By Kat Hannaford on at

There seems to be a constant tug-of-war on the subject of breakfast. Is it really our most important meal of the day? Can shoving some porridge down your gullet actually help you lose weight? I ask this because new research is claiming that skipping breakfast has no effect on weight gain whatsoever.

Published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research goes on to claim that in fact, people who eat breakfast usually end up consuming more daily calories. That's a no-brainer, unless the breakfasters are eating smaller or fewer meals because they're fuller for longer from their morning meal, but the research is arguing that more studies need to be conducted on this subject before we can safely mouth off on the health benefits of breakfast.

Personally, I mostly skip breakfast on weekdays, as find that even a bowl of porridge can leave me scratching around on my desk for a mid-morning snack (usually coming up trumps with some stale rice crackers or a banana). If I forgo that morning meal, I can easily last until lunchtime without getting hungry.

So, tell me -- do you eat breakfast? And if so, what's your secret to staving off the elevensies? [American Journal of Clinical Nutrition via NY Times via iO9]

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