“Truth exists; only lies are invented”
Let’s cut to the chase. Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day. The most important meal of the day is the one you eat when your body indicates that it’s time to refuel. Depending on your schedule and workout routine, it could be breakfast but often it’s not.
It’s been drilled into us by medical doctors, nutritionists, dietitians and the media that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and God forbid you skip breakfast; you’re doomed.
A couple of years ago I would have wholeheartedly agreed, but that’s the beauty of evolving, learning and growing. What you believe to be true one day becomes a falsity in the future. The truth is, we’ve become walking, talking robots. We are doing what we are told with no questions asked. Sometimes taking things at face value is dangerous. Even more so for African-Americans. We are taking health and wellness advice from the same institutions and systems that deemed our desire to escape slavery a mental illness and stated that we were biologically made to serve.
Our bodies are perfect masterpieces that have the capability to operate flawlessly. All we have to do is listen to our bodies and learn to recognize the signs it gives us. One of the easiest ways is to listen to our bodies for signs and clues it’s time to eat instead of stuffing our face first thing in the morning and every 2 hours after that until its time for bed. Most often, we are not hungry first thing in the morning. Our bodies haven’t even been able to digest, metabolize and cleanse from the prior night’s dinner.
As an African Holistic Nutritionist, I encourage African-Americans to eat and live how our African ancestors did. Being in tune with one’s body was so very important. Honoring this temple that our soul calls home with whole, live foods ensured that we were operating at our highest state of being. Western modern medicine has us so far removed from this truth.
Dr. Llaila Afrika explains that, “food ideally should be eaten from 12 noon to 7pm, metabolized in the blood from 7pm to 4am and from 4am to noon the body is cleansing”. This is very powerful and makes perfect sense.
Don’t fall for the hype or the propaganda. Lean on what is instinctively true; your body and your innate connection to what it needs to thrive. Look within, never without and you might find that skipping breakfast isn’t so bad at all.
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Kathleen is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, specializing in African Holistic Health and Wellness for the African-American Community.