If you really want to lose weight, remember what your mom used to tell you about the importance of eating a good breakfast, because it’s true.
Studies show that skipping that first all-important meal of the day makes your brain crave high-calorie foods. This is because your body needs to make up those lost calories, according to Anthony Goldstone, M.D., Ph.D., of Imperial College in Great Britain.
Goldstone also believes that skipping breakfast may not only provide a stumbling block to losing weight, but it could possibly cause you to gain weight.
Previous studies have shown that people who eat breakfast on a regular basis generally consume fewer calories, tend to eat less saturated fat and cholesterol, tend to weigh less and tend to gain less weight over the years.
Plus, another study seems to show that eating breakfast each morning may help reduce your risk for obesity and insulin resistance syndrome by as much as 35 percent to 50 percent. If you regularly eat whole-grain cereal as your breakfast food of choice, you have a 20 percent less chance of dying from cardiovascular disease, according to a Harvard study.