We’ve all heard it, but how true is it? The truth is that breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. The myth spread like wildfire and no one really knows where it came from. There are studies that show that people who miss breakfast are unhealthier, however this is not because they have missed breakfast. The reasoning behind it is that we have almost spoken the phrase into existence, and people who miss breakfast think they are being unhealthy and so put less effort and thought into eating well and staying healthy, whereas those who do eat breakfast think they are eating “the most important meal of the day” and therefore make more effort.
We recently interviewed Dr Reamika West on our podcast, where she explained to us that missing breakfast or eating it is not what’s important, but actually maintaining a consistent meal count and time is. Everyone has a different rate of metabolism and finding the eating times that suits you and then training your body to want to eat at these times is what will help you to lead a healthier lifestyle.
As mentioned before, we had the pleasure of having Dr Reamika West on our podcast, where we discussed a bunch of interesting topic and points such as how functional medicine differs from conventional medicine, and how many people get the 5-a-day concept wrong. If you are interested in any of these topics, we highly recommend that you check this episode by visiting our website, or by finding us on any major podcast outlet.