Popular ideas about how to eat healthy seem to be as ever-changing as fashion. Nonetheless, some ideas seem to last. One old idea that is being questioned is whether or not breakfast helps with weight loss.
A new study showed that eating breakfast might not help weight loss after all. In the study, 283 participants were divided into three groups. Over the 16 weeks in which they were tracked, the group that skipped breakfast had no less weight loss than the other groups. Since this story was contrary to conventional wisdom it has been widely circulated and shared. Some current popular diets that skip breakfast include intermittent fasting, the 8-hour diet, and the ‘fat adapted’ diets.