We’re programmed to wake up and eat breakfast. Those waffles, bacon and slices of toast make up the most important meal of the day, right? It depends on who you ask. According to the British Medical Journal, in a review of 13 trials that compared metabolic effects of eating breakfast versus omitting it, those Lucky Charms may not be so “lucky.” According to the research, it appears that breakfast is unlikely to jumpstart your metabolism and help you lose pounds. The bottom line? Avoid eating when you’re not hungry. If you know you will not have lunch until later, bring a snack instead of loading up with a big breakfast when you could do without.