I have seen this statement "Studies show that adults and children who eat breakfast regularly are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t..." in a number of places.
I think the wording is really ambiguous - surely if it were clear cut they would say "people who eat breakfast are thinner" or "people who eat breakfast don't put on as much weight" or "having breakfast stops you from overeating (as much) during the rest of the day so you are less likely to gain weight".
The way they have put it "people who eat breakfast are less likely to be overweight" could essentially mean "overweight people tend to skip breakfast" and - moving on from that could it be that "overweight people skip breakfast in order to try to get thinner".
Or even - "by some coincidence we have found that thinner people eat more regularly than fatter people - but we don't know what the real reason is"
So - written the way it is - I still am not clear whether it is really beneficial to have breakfast or not, in terms of weight maintenance!
Am I just overthinking this? Does it make more sense to others?
When I have breakfast I get ravenously hungry really early and then tend to eat more! So I want to know whether eating breakfast causes increase thinness - or whether it is something pounced on by cereal companies- before changing my habits!