Most weight-loss programs and diets insist that eating breakfast is the key to losing weight, but new research suggests that's not the case.

The report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition claims that there aren't any studies that truly support that eating breakfast helps people lose weight.

The studies that have been conducted on the matter generally find that skipping breakfast has little to no effect on weight gain or loss, and that any associations between breakfast habits and obesity really have no direct cause and effect. So basically, people who eat breakfast are simply consuming more calories.
The research showed only that eating breakfast was a common behavior among people who were actively trying to avoid regaining weight, just as diet soda might be a common drink of choice among dieters but not necessarily the cause of their weight loss.
But so what if breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day? It's still better than running on empty. For more on myths relating to breakfast and weight loss, read the full post via New York Times