15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

Millions of Americans skip breakfast, but experts say it's the most important meal of the day. Here's why. (16 Photos)

Mindy Hermann on Jan 24, 2012 at 4:57PM

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15 Reasons to Start Eating Breakfast Today

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Lose Weight

It sounds counterintuitive, but people who eat breakfast tend to weigh less than those who don’t. Many breakfast abstainers get so hungry by midmorning that they grab high-calorie quick fixes rather than the lower-calorie whole-grain cereal and low-fat milk or whole-wheat toast, fruit and yogurt that they might have eaten for breakfast, explains Debbi Beauvais, R.D., S.N.S., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Another bonus: Whole-grain eaters have lower body weights and smaller waist measurements.

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