Eating a healthy breakfast helps you eat better all day long

Of nearly 3,000 people who maintained a 30-pound (or more) weight loss for at least a year, 78 percent reported eating breakfast every day, according to 2002 study in the journal Obesity Research. The findings suggest this simple measure is an important weight loss and maintenance tactic, the researchers wrote.

“Breakfast does help jump-start the metabolism, and those who eat it tend to eat a little less throughout the day,” Tran said. “Skipping meals leads to excess hunger, and any time your hunger reaches ravenous levels, you’re more vulnerable to overeating.”