For years we have been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It's the meal that breaks the night’s fast and gives sustenance and energy for the upcoming day activities. Eating breakfast holds benefits for our health, well-being, and cognitive performance. If you are looking to lose weight, then consuming breakfast in the morning might be especially important. One-day dietary recall data from the 2011-2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey found that people that skipped breakfast had the highest mean body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference, the lowest intake of wholegrain foods, fruits and vegetables for the day, and the highest intake of discretionary foods. Persons who consumed breakfast cereal had the lowest mean BMI and waist circumferences and had healthier diets at both breakfast and throughout the rest of the day. They also consumed the lowest added sugar intakes. However, not all breakfasts are created equal. Consuming breakfasts that are high in sugar can be more detrimental than skipping all together.