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Numerous studies have confirmed the importance of a nutritious breakfast, linking it to lower cholesterol and body fat levels, increased attention span, better blood sugar control, and longevity. Others have shown that it’s almost impossible to lose weight if you eat a large meal at the end of the day, even if you eat nothing the rest of the day! What you eat also counts, of course. Protein and healthy fats and oils (from free-range eggs, nuts, olive or coconut oil, or butter), and the fiber-rich fresh vegetables and fruits provide greater satiety and insulin control than high-carbohydrate, low-protein breakfasts of bread, cereal or sugary foods.
(Source: Herbs for Health: Being Well the Natural Way Magazine, Jan/Feb 2003)