As I write this post, I am currently 60 pounds lighter than I was a year ago. And before that, I was…I don’t even want to say it. If you just can’t lose weight, I’m here to tell you that you can.
I get asked all the time, “how did you do it?” And my answer is a simple canned response of, “I stopped eating.” That’s a joke of course, I didn’t stop eating altogether, but I did stop eating 3 meals a day — like we’ve been told to do for a healthy lifestyle.
Truth is, we’ve been told that by marketers. And now it’s time for a little rant about how we eat as a nation.
We’ve Been Sold On Breakfast
I’ll admit that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, but not because of the time it’s normally eaten (morning), but because I like eggs.
Before the 20th century, breakfast was mainly for the rich. They would host hunting parties that sometimes lasted several days, and served up to 24 dishes.
The invention of the corn flake by John Harvey Kellogg, sliced bread, and the toaster, all started in the early 20th century, and marketers needed to sell these products.
That said, I eat breakfast foods, but not until I’m hungry. Sometimes I’ll wake up hungry right away. Other times, I won’t eat until noon. And when I eat, I skip the processed foods like…well…cereal and toast. In fact, I skip foods with gluten altogether, even though I don’t have a gluten intolerance.
As I’ve learned, bread is not a whole food. It has to go through a process before we humans can digest it. You can’t take wheat out of the ground and eat it, so it makes sense that our bodies aren’t adapt to eating this type of food.
Instead, I eat cooked spinach, eggs, and sometimes I’ll treat myself with fresh sausage or organic bacon.