That’s one of the reasons why Weinandy encourages many clients to start their day with breakfast. However, she thinks it’s important to take people’s individual needs and preferences into account.
“In general, I do recommend breakfast,” she said, “but there are pockets of people that it may or may not make a difference with. I don’t think we have enough information, one way or another.”
Ultimately, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy eating or weight management.
“I think everyone responds to different diets differently. What works for one person may not always work for another,” Zarabi said.
“I think it’s important to speak with the person, probe to learn what has worked for them in the past, and try to make things sustainable,” she added.
For people who eat breakfast, the healthiest approach is to choose foods rich in nutrients and low in refined sugars and unhealthy fats.
“I would recommend that you choose a balanced breakfast that nourishes your body. Aim to include a source of protein, healthy fats, whole grains, and a vegetable or fruit,” Al Bochi said.
“For example, this can be an avocado and egg in a whole-wheat tortilla wrap, Greek yogurt with berries and nuts, oats with fruit and nut butter, or a protein bar. Limit breakfast foods that are processed and high in refined sugars,” she continued.
Eating nutritious foods throughout the rest of the day is also important for supporting not only weight management, but good overall health.
A new study finds there’s still not enough clear evidence that breakfast will help with weight loss.
But experts say eating a meal in the morning can be beneficial to your health in other ways. They point out that sticking with a balanced breakfast is likely a good choice, even if it doesn’t lead to a slimmer waistline.