As a big believer in breakfast, it blows my mind when people mention they usually skip it. I allocate more time for breakfast each morning that I do for makeup and hair, because for me, it’s that important to get my day off on the right foot.

But for those of you who are skipping breakfast thinking you’re cutting back on calories and helping boost weight loss, you may seriously want to rethink your strategy.

A new study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has found that skipping meals may actually make you gain more belly fat — the specific type of fat linked to many chronic health issues like heart disease and diabetes. Researchers at Ohio State University and Yale studied the eating habits of mice — some of whom were allowed to nibble throughout the day, while others were only fed once every 24 hours. [Click on to read more…]