Screw what you heard! We have been lied to this whole time. They told us that breakfast prevents weight gain and aids weight loss. They told us not to skip breakfast, but we could have been sleeping an extra half hour this whole time without gaining any weight.
According to a fresh report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the research supporting the widely parroted notion that eating breakfast will help people control their weight isn’t supported by real research, but what the New York Times calls “misconstrued studies.” According to the report, the truth is:
“Missing breakfast has either little or no effect on weight gain, or that people who eat breakfast end up consuming more daily calories than those who skip it.”
So what they’re telling us is that skipping breakfast can actually help you lose weight, not gain weight? Suck it, breakfast. Captain Crunch can eat his heart out.
Maybe telling the Quaker Oats guy to eat a bag of dicks is overkill, but studies are being proved and disproved every day. There is evidence suggesting X makes you fat and also evidence suggesting X aids in weight loss. Science, like many other fields, is kind of a racket and scientists bring home the bacon (good breakfast joke, Rafael) by proving and disproving different hypotheses left and right. When it comes to breakfast, trust your instincts: if you are hungry, eat breakfast and if you are not hungry, skip it.
via New York Times//Image via Creative Commons