Okay. So, here’s a new one. But, it’s also one that I can totally get with and I think after you take a look at the story, you can too. Skipping breakfast is the new breakfast.
This is weird because for such a long time, we’ve been told that we have to eat breakfast. It’s one of the most important meals of the day. However, that’s not what Dr. Oz is now telling us. And listen, he IS America’s doctor!
Here’s what he says…
“Unfortunately, a lot of the dogma we were fed for decades came out of advertisements and wasn’t really based on the truth around our health. The smartest thing for us to do is cancel breakfast,” Dr. Oz explained. “Have your first meal when you’re actually hungry — which if you’re intermittent fasting and you haven’t had a late dinner, it won’t happen until midway through morning.”
I’m dead smack in the middle of Season 2 of Chicago Med. And, like in most cases, they ask for a consult. Well, Dr. Oz – we’ve asked for a consult and he isn’t the only one advising us of this new reality. In Breakfast is a Dangerous Meal by Terence Kealey. The professor wrote:
They’ve created a scenario where we think there are only a limited number of options – generally toast, pastries, muffins or cereal, which are just about the worst things you can eat for breakfast.
… Yet so many of us mindlessly grab them out of our cupboards every morning because we’ve been raised on TV adverts that tell us these are foods to eat for breakfast and that breakfast is vital to good health.
Contextually speaking, Dr. Oz is really keying us into the timing of what we have for breakfast and why it’s important that our first meal of the day is really more toward mid-morning to early afternoon.
“You are doing well with breakfast if it’s made of oatmeal and healthy fats,” he said. “You got to do it at the right time to have done it right. And then move your breakfast back a couple of hours, you’ll be happy. You’ll be thanking me.”
If you don’t wake up craving breakfast because the mad men told you need it, another reason you could be craving it is because you ate too last night. That makes you wake up “starving like a drug addict,” per the doc.
“Because you had some simple carbohydrates like a potato chip or french fries at 10 at night, that means your body’s insulin’s all whacked up. By the next morning, that withdrawal is happening,” Dr Oz said. “You’re starving like a drug addict. You got to get your meds.”
In the end, it turned out that the doc had a much deeper message to preach to us: He wants us to be addicted to life more than food.
“Most Americans are addicted to food,” he said. “We should be addicted to life.”
So, there you go. Here’s your reason to break the mold and do some intermittent fasting. Besides, it’s good for you. Lots of studies show the benefits. Will you be fasting from breakfast in 2020?