Why breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day

Eating clean often means taking a bit more time over food prep. Grabbing a bite to eat isn’t quite as straight forward as it used to be, because shops generally fill ‘convenience’ food full of crap: sugar, refined carbohydrates etc.

And I’m not really ‘into’ cooking or food prep. I don’t enjoy spending hours in the kitchen, unless I’m totally in the zone. So whenever people used to say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, to me it felt like just another meal to think about, just another thing that kept me from doing what I actually wanted to do.

Imagine my delight therefore at my mini epiphany … that breakfast, is in fact, NOT the most important meal of the day.

Really? Yes really.

Why? Because EVERY meal is important. It’s as important as the one before and the one after.

Let’s not cheat ourselves here. The fuel that we put in our bodies has a direct impact on the results we get out of our bodies; how much energy we have, how rested we feel, our mental wellbeing. Everything. So if you put crap in, expect to feel like crap, sleep like crap and perform like crap.

On the flip side, if you actually take time to think about what’s on your plate, and what goes into your body, and make sure it’s good and healthy and nourishing for your body, you’ll sleep well, exercise like a demon and feel balanced and energised.

I wasn’t one for physics at school but this is a pretty basic equation that I think most people can understand. Good stuff in = good stuff out.

Every single thing that goes into your body is important. Every meal, every snack, every drink. I’m not saying never treat yourself to some of the naughty stuff. But I am saying make sure you balance that out with shed loads of good stuff too.

And next time someone trots out the phrase ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’, feel free to challenge their wisdom with some basic physics and common sense!

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