The Research: Regular breakfast helps you lose weight, concentrate
Breakfast and obesity
Research shows that, if people eat a healthy breakfast -- not Pop-Tarts or doughnuts -- they are less likely to become obese, because they are less likely to snack and overeat at lunch. A protein-rich breakfast increases a person's ability to focus and concentrate, research shows.
People who usually eat breakfast are 35 to 50 percent less likely to be obese and diabetic than those who usually do not. About 47 percent of whites and 22 percent of blacks say they eat breakfast. CARDIA study, about 3,000 participants, 2003.
In a 15,000-participant, study, the risk of becoming obese was shown to be 34 percent greater in those who skipped breakfast. The International Journal of Obesity, 2010.
Eighty five percent of Americans agree that eating breakfast is important, but increasing numbers of Americans say it is too hard to find the time.
Breakfast and concentration/performance in school