Skipping breakfast tied to weight gain

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People who eat breakfast regularly less likely to gain weight - Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on April 23, 2018. (WPVI)

The more days skipped, the more weight and belly fat gained
There is more proof that breakfast may be the most important meal of the day.

According to a new study, people who eat breakfast on a regular basis are less likely to gain weight.

Mayo Clinic researchers followed about 350 adults for 12 years.

They found that regular breakfast-eaters only gained 3 pounds during that time, while people who ate breakfast occasionally put on an average of 5 pounds.

Those who skipped it entirely gained 8 pounds, and it was mostly belly fat.

It still comes down to calories.

But the researchers think eating a healthy breakfast - something with healthy carbs and protein - helps prevent over-eating later in the day.
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