Psst, want to lose some weight? Turns out your mom's right: eat breakfast.
University of Minnesota scientists did the 5-year study of more than 2,000 younsgers and found those who skipped breakfast weigh about 5 lb. (2.3 kg) more than those who ate "the most important meal of the day." What's more interesting is that the breakfast-eaters actually consumed more calories on a daily basis.
"It may seem counter-intuitive," said Mark Pereira, who led the research. "But while they ate more calories, they did more to burn those off, and that may be because those who ate breakfast did not feel so lethargic. [...]
"They skip breakfast because they worry about weight gain - and it's ironic that the ones who aren't worried and eat in the mornings are the ones who keep their weight down."