How important is breakfast really? I usually have a pot of coffee…yes a pot! Eat lunch at around 2pm and don’t eat dinner until almost 10pm. my husband often doesn’t get home until 9. He works a lot and I would HATE to not eat dinner with him…even though it’s late.
breakfast? beyond important.
it’s like asking a mechanic how important gas really is to a car.
But let’s back up and answer the night-before query first.
Is it (finger quote) bad (unFQ) to eat late at night?
This is a difficult question. Not for MizFit to answer (no it isnt) just in the sense that it is such a hotly debated topic and every fitness guru hath her own take on it.
For some reason I vaguely recall Bob Greene issuing a decree that Oprah *had* to stop eating by 7 at night (or somesuch time) NO MATTER WHAT.
As a result, the Great & Mighty would hurry rush do *whatever* she had to in order to be finished with dinner by 7.
Not necessarily a bad thing & might actually work for many to prevent night time overeating/binging. If this practice lends itself to your lifestyle (unlike our emailer) you may want to give it a try.
Scientifically? I have not seen anything compelling enough to sway my opinion that as long as what you are eating is within your daily calorie allotment/meal plan timing matters one bit.
back to breakfast.
Im gonna call you on this one, emailer, as Im confident you’re not alone.
You might not be hungryhungry in the morning but I’d bet dollars to
donuts flax seeds you do the coffee/wait until 2 pm to eat because you believe you will then eat less over the course of the day.
the result? you never break the fast and your metabolism slows/becomes sluggish as your body burns only what is absolutely necessary until fuel (food) is eaten.
Even if you can resist overeating during the rest of the day as compensation—- when you skip breakfast your body, in essence, clicks into starvation mode and holds on to your body fat.
Now why do I think that might not be your goal….
Thoughts? Questions? Beg to differ? Hit me up in the comments.