Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal. But Why?

Breakfast Is the Most Important Meal. But Why?

It has been scientifically presumed that breakfast is in fact the most important meal of the day. In relation to our prior beliefs, eating a large breakfast can be beneficial to the body if the remaining meals are appropriately sized.

A group of 50,000 Seventh Day Adventists (age thirty years and older) were studied for roughly seven years. By studying what they had, how long they fasted and the consistency between meal frequency and sizes the researchers were able to conduct a mean (a rough average) of their Body Mass Index (BMI). Skipping meals, especially breakfast lead to more health problems in the future and obesity related chronic illnesses.

Dr. David Cutler from St. John’s Health Center in California states that these findings only validate what he has been doing preaching to his patients consistently. This information seems like common knowledge, but with the evidence to support it can have a major impact. However, this information is not consistent with those for the general public but only for the already healthy Adventists. This was an extensive and long study but it does not make any health assessments or hypotheses about eating breakfast and skipping meals for anyone but the group that they researched. Consistency is the key!

Key Points:

  • 1They concluded that if you eat less often, do not snack, and make breakfast your largest meal of the day, you will likely lose more weight over the long term.
  • 237 Percent of study participants said that dinner was their largest meal. In the general population this would be a much higher percentage.
  • 3There are positive effects to intermitten fasting.


It has been shown that people who usually skip breakfast have an increased risk of obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases.
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