Lately, I’ve become a target for people who like to tell me that “I’m doing nutrition” wrong. Evidently, some people don’t agree with my plea, “Don’t judge” when it comes to what others eat.
One of the things that horrifies my friends is that I don’t eat breakfast. I’m just not hungry in the morning. A cup of coffee, and that’s all I need until lunch. I’ve been that way for decades.
This means that I’m subjected to periodic lectures on how breakfast is “the most important meal of the day”. Yeah, that’s a myth. It’s also the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage.
For those of you who want to read more:
- Simple Rules for Healthy Eating
- More Consensus on Coffee’s Effect on Health Than You Might Think
- Systematic review demonstrating that breakfast consumption influences body weight outcomes in children and adolescents in Europe
- The Effect of Breakfast Type on Total Daily Energy Intake and Body Mass Index: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
- Skipping breakfast leads to weight loss but also elevated cholesterol compared with consuming daily breakfasts of oat porridge or frosted cornflakes in overweight individuals: a randomised controlled trial