Skipping breakfast might not be so bad

By Allison Rubenstein,

We have all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new research may suggest otherwise.

A recent study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that whether or not people ate breakfast had “no discernable effect on weight loss in free-living adults who were attempting to lose weight.”

However, a second study revealed a difference in morning activity between those who skipped breakfast and those who consumed it, according to the New York Times. The individuals who ate breakfast appeared more energetic in the morning, burning their breakfast calories with light activity. The skippers, on the other hand, were lethargic when they woke up.

Nearly 300 participants completed the study, each of whom was randomly assigned to either skip or consume breakfast.

Dr. Emily Dhurandhar, a lead author of the study, reported that passing on breakfast did not cause participants to gain weight. “I guess I won’t nag my husband to eat breakfast anymore,” she told the New York Times.

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