It kind of depends on the person. Some people can control their caloric intake very well feeding as many as 5 times a day. If you are such a person, obviously breakfast is important.
There are other people who can control their intake very well eating once or twice a day. Eating 5 times a day cause them to overeat. These people rather stay away from food, and once they eat, they must eat quite a bit. So they should eat once or twice a day. For such people, eating breakfast is not important, and most of them don't eat any breakfast.
I personally tried both, and for a long time (about half a year each), and I belong to the second group. So I prefer to eat few times in a given day. But I start with a breakfast that is pretty heavy on the protein and fat side and very light on the carb side. My next meal is dinner. By the end of the dinner, I even end up consuming up to 20% less than my daily allowed min calories. So I can snack on some fruit after dinner without exceeding my daily range.
Technically, there is no one meal more important than others for fat loss, because all your body cares about is how many calories that it can consume daily. It really does not matter if it gets all of the daily calories to be consumed in 5 hours, and the remaining 19 hours it gets no calories, or it gets every hour 1/24th of the daily calories to be consumed. The choices are numerous, and largely a question of convenience or personal preference.
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