It is easy to get lost in the gigantic sea of diet fads and lifestyle tips thrown at you from dietitians and doctors.
Pete Evans, a celebrity chef and proud Paleo advocate, recently claimed the “whole notion of eating three meals a day” is not as healthy as we’ve been told to believe.
Some health experts have hit back at him, claiming this is all a load of BS, but the truth is, skipping breakfast and fasting is becoming increasingly utilised in the world of fitness and nutrition.
Contradictory to what you’ve been taught your whole life about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, people in the fitness field are now praising an intermittent fasting (16 hours of fasting per day) and high fat diet, where you get all your nutrition and calories from one or two meals late in the day.
The idea is not to starve yourself, but to rather incorporate enough healthy fats into your diet, so you don’t feel the need to eat every 4 hours, as though you were on a carbohydrate diet.
Evans is on the extreme side of this case, claiming this diet can cure diabetes. It’s crucial to remember that no one diet fits all — we are all different, meaning our bodies react to nutritional choices in different ways. You might have been lied to your whole life, but if it teaches us one thing, it’s to take nutritional advice with a grain of salt (no pun intended).