Eating breakfast vital for weight loss

Medical researchers have once again confirmed that skipping breakfast is not an effective weight-loss strategy.

A five-year study of more than 1100 adults concluded that those who eat breakfast daily and stick to three other obvious self-imposed rules could avoid gaining nearly 4kg over the period.

The team from the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research say the other three rules are:

  • Limiting takeaways to once a week:
  • Taking at least 10,000 steps a day; and
  • Capping television viewing at two hours a day.