Is Skipping Breakfast Better for Weight Loss?


Breakthroughs in the field of chronobiology—the study of our circadian rhythms—help solve the mystery of the missing morning calories in breakfast studies.

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Whoa, that video took a wild U-turn! Just when I was thinking it was all Big Breakfast propaganda, breakfast won out in the end. This should be especially surprising if you watched my last video: Is Breakfast the Most Important Meal for Weight Loss? (

Did I pique your interest in chronobiology? If so, you’re in luck because there are a bunch coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s a peak:
• Chronobiology – How Circadian Rhythms Can Control Your Health and Weight (
• Eat More Calories in the Morning to Lose Weight (
• Breakfast Like a King, Lunch Like a Prince, Dinner Like a Pauper (
• Eat More Calories in the Morning Than the Evening (
• How Circadian Rhythms Affect Blood Sugar Levels (
• How to Sync Your Central Circadian Clock to Your Peripheral Clocks (

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And for some breakfast inspiration, check out A Better Breakfast (, and my recipe videos for a vegetable smoothie ( and a grain bowl ( from the How Not to Die Cookbook (

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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