Eat Breakfast to Lose Weight
Why it's the most important meal of the day
-- By Elizabeth Evans Fryer, Health & Fitness Writer
The first – and easiest – step you should take towards becoming more healthy is so, so simple; it’s eating breakfast. Breakfast eaters get myriad benefits including:
- a revved up metabolism started early so that it burns the maximum number of calories to fuel your activities
- fewer total calories consumed throughout the day
- an increased leptin output
Since leptin suppresses appetite, it follows that those of us who eat breakfast would take in fewer calories throughout the day. In fact, researchers at the University of Texas, El Paso, studied the food diaries of 586 men and women and determined that the more food people ate in the morning, the fewer calories they consumed in an entire day. So eat up early – though what we eat for breakfast may affect what we eat later on.