Megan O. Steintrager
Quick Omega-3 GranolaHaving kicked off this Year of Doable Challenges with a call to eat breakfast, I took notice when recent news headlines questioned a long-held belief (much repeated in the media) that starting the day with a good meal can help prevent weight gain and even help with weight loss. In the article Myths Surround Breakfast and Weight in The New York Times, Anahad O'Connor writes that "new research shows that despite the conventional weight-loss wisdom, the idea that eating breakfast helps you lose weight stems largely from misconstrued studies." It turns out the evidence is much more mixed and inconclusive than many people, including me, have come to believe, and that for some people, skipping breakfast might (and that might is important) lead to weight loss.
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But another line in The Times article jumped out at me: Referring to a study that looked at data from the National Weight Control Registry, which tracks more thanRead More »from Breakfast, Weight Loss, and Reasons Not to Skip Your Morning Meal