Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.

A new study suggests exercising before breakfast will counter a high-calorie diet.

Researchers in Belgium had 28 healthy, young men consume a diet of 50 percent fat -- 30 percent more calories than they had been previously eating. Then, they divided the men into three groups: One group didn't exercise at all; the second group performed four, strenuous hour-long workout sessions after breakfast per week; and the third group performed exactly the same exercise routine as the second, but did so before they ate breakfast.

After six weeks, the non-exercisers gained an average of six pounds. But what was striking is that the group that worked out before breakfast gained no weight, whereas the after breakfast group put on an average of three pounds.

We're ready to get behind this working out before breakfast thing -- so long as that meal you eat in the middle of the day is considered breakfast.