We've been told for decades that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for those watching their weight.
For years, you've probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you're trying to maintain a healthy weight.
A new analysis by Monash University in Melbourne looked at data from 13 randomized, controlled trials across the United Kingdom and U.S. over the last 28 years. Do you eat breakfast regularly or do you skip it?
What's more, researchers have thought that people who skip breakfast would feel hungrier later in the day and thus eat more.
Overall, the review found that people who ate breakfast consumed, on average, about 260 calories more per day than people who skipped breakfast.
The pooled results found a very small difference in weight between those who ate breakfast and those who did not, with those who skipped breakfast on average 0.44kg lighter. "However there is no evidence that we should be encouraging people to change their eat pattern to include breakfast in order to prevent weight gain or obesity".
The researchers of the study aimed to stress upon previous studies that claimed eating breakfast may help with weight loss; however, no significant difference was observed in metabolic rates between breakfast eaters and skippers.
"People [in these studies] who skipped breakfast were more likely on average to be poorer, less educated, less healthy, and to have a generally poorer diet".
As tempting as this might be if you have a weight-loss goal, the reality is that regularly skipping breakfast, or any meal, can be unsafe.
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There is no good evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast promotes weight loss.
Cicuttini told CNN the belief breakfast helps people better metabolize food and leaves them less hungry throughout the day stems from earlierobservational studies, adding that it was possible that people who ate breakfast had other healthy habits, like exercising.
"This study does not say breakfast is bad for the health", he said.
A group from Monash University in Melbourne broke down the impact of routinely having breakfast on weight change and every day energy admission.
Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, who was not involved in the review, said that its conclusions don't appear strong enough to warrant recommending for or against skipping breakfast. But ultimately, a better question than when should I eat is what foods should I eat, and in what quantities?
It said eating breakfast regularly could have other important effects, such as improved concentration and attentiveness levels in children.
Coe, who was not involved in the research, added that a healthy breakfast is "just one part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle".