With delicious foods like bacon bagel sandwiches, cinnamon roll donuts, and breakfast lasagna, it's a damn shame if you miss out on breakfast, whether for time or cutting calories. But now, a new study suggests that people who skip breakfast are more likely to be overweight than people who eat not just one breakfast, but two breakfasts. Or, as hobbits like to call it, "second breakfast."
Researchers from Yale and the University of Connecticut examined how eating breakfast (or not) influenced the weight of 600 middle-school students through the period of fifth grade to seventh grade, but as a report by The Cut points out, the conclusions might be applicable to adults, too. Specifically, the study found that students who ate breakfast both at home and when they arrived at school had an average weight gain in line with all students, and that students who regularly ditched breakfast were twice as likely to be overweight or obese as "second breakfast" champions, per the report.