New Study Shows Skipping Breakfast Won’t Wreck Diet

Breakfast can serve several purposes for people trying to lose weight, ranging from a mental commitment to a calorie-controlled day, to preventing overeating during lunch.
Recent news shows research has found,  while eating breakfast is widely thought to be a key factor in both preventing obesity and weight loss, scientific evidence doesn’t support “eating by the clock,” according to a recent study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Researcher Dr. David Allison and colleagues compared the results of nearly 100 studies examining weight change and breakfast consumption. They found the scientific data lacking to definitively support a link between eating breakfast and weight loss, or skipping breakfast and weight gain. 
Eating breakfast is just one positive habit that can support, but not replace, an overall weight loss effort. It’s the total effort that counts most for weight loss, including daily modest calorie reductions, daily walking, adequate sleep, and stress management. The timing and calorie and nutrient content is also important, as well as an individual’s personal daily schedule. You don’t need to wake up extremely early, especially if you are not hungry. A simple breakfast can be as easy as a large glass of skim-milk sometime in the morning.