Monday, 20 April 2009

Question everything....

I was watching TV this morning and there was an article about healthy breakfasts for people who were trying to lose weight. Now the actual food they were recommending were actually very paleo-although they didnt know it- mostly egg based breakfasts and not much bread and no sugar!

The thing that got my attention was when the presenter declared "research shows that people who eat breakfast are less likely to snack throughout the day."

Im sorry? What research is this? Now I am not against people having breakfast or not, I think its a personal preference. However I do have to question the "research" behind a statement like this. What type of research? By whom? Who were the subjects? How were the results measured? What were the snacks being eaten?

The use of the term adds scientific weight behind the claims and many people readily believe what is being said without question!

However, what if she had said "research done by Kelloggs states that breakfast is the most important meal of the day"..... is the evidence then quite as compelling?

Always question the science behind anything- and above all use your common sense and do what feels right to you!


  1. Hi Andy, great blog :) I like this post and definately agree. An ad came on the other day saying how Special K was so good for you and has so much protein in it, how laughable!!

  2. Nice blog, Andy. You are right - question everything, especially so-called "research". I agree with you about breakfast too, I routinely skip breakfast these days and often don't eat till mid afternoon. So much for breakfast being the most important meal of the day. Why eat if you're not hungry?