By Coma Town Physician, Dr. Jimmy
Part of my job as a physician is to help people cut through all the clutter. I recently completed a self-funded study on the popular notion regarding breakfast being the most important meal of the day and want to take some time to share with you my findings.
BREAKFAST IS NOT THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY
As it turns out, breakfast is not the most important meal of the day. In fact, it may not even be in the top five most important meals of the day. That being said, based on my research, I can say with certainty that breakfast IS in the top ten of most important meals of the day.
METHODOLOGY & RESULTS
My research was conducted over the course of two weeks in February of this year. I interviewed nearly seven patients and asked them to rank for me their favorite meals. Additionally, I thought about what meal I thought was not only my favorite, but which one I would least likely not want to miss. The results were quite shocking.
TOP TEN MEALS OF THE DAY
Based on my research, the most important meals of the day, in order of importance, are as follows:
2. Snack between breakfast and lunch
6. Second snack between breakfast and lunch
7. Midnight snack
8. Snack as you are preparing dinner (perhaps sampling the meal you are cooking)
10. Samples served at grocery stores or Costco
While these results may surprise some, there is no denying the conclusion or the scientific method that was employed to make this discovery.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
Breakfast is definitely a top ten meal and you should continue to eat it when you feel like it. But you should no longer feel as though you are a prisoner to an age-old axiom that has clearly been demonstrated as false.
Happy eating and good health to you always. As I say to all my patients, “You can live forever if you choose.”