It began as a joke. One day, I had cereal for breakfast and french toast for lunch. That night, I went to a grab a sandwich for dinner, but it turned out the cafe was closing and they would only sell me a bagel. It was… A DAY OF BREAKFASTS.
And why not? They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Having breakfast all day promotes lunch and dinner to their own level of prestige.
My husband and I have been on the all-breakfast diet for days now. We think you can lose weight this way as long as you stick to one basic rule: You only get one breakfast burrito per day. Also, you need to limit your intake of bacon, syrup, sausage and all those other deliciously fattening breakfast foods.
So, if you need to watch what you eat anyway, how does this differ from any other diet? Well, obviously, you can only eat breakfast! As with any restrictive diet (a vegan diet, a gluten-free diet, a low cholesterol diet, etc.), when you significantly reduce the number of things you can eat, you tend to eat less. A typical day for me right now is:
- Breakfast: Cereal with soy milk
- Lunch: Breakfast burrito
- Snacks: Kefir and an apple
- Dinner: Toast with cream cheese and jam
That seems reasonably healthy to me! I guess I could have more fruits and vegetables, but there’s always tomorrow for that. And really, how long can this last?