Does eating breakfast make you thinner?
No. I think the science at the moment is if you like breakfast, cool, but if you don’t, no biggie. My personal fear used to be that if you don’t eat breakfast and you end up having a busy morning, by the time you do get to eat, you’ll gorge. And that is a surefire way to obesity. In recent months, however, I’ve switched from having minimal breakfast to just coffee. I have to say it’s helped me lose a few pounds. So as of Fall 2014, I’m saying breakfast is not essential to weight loss. I just know I’m going to get a million emails about this but, hey, let the avalanche flow . . .