First he came for your sunscreen and fluoride and now he’s coming for your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Celebrity chef and paleo overlord, Pete Evans, has told his legion of followers they shouldn’t be eating three meals a day.
According to The Daily Telegraph, Evans has claimed the “whole notion of eating three meals a day” is not healthy.
He also said the concept of three meals a day was “created to help the multinational food industry stay in business by keeping the population craving carbs and not being able to maintain a healthy weight or to stay healthy”.
Instead of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner, Evans has suggested skipping meals and fasting regularly as a cheap and easy method for losing weight.
Evans’ latest claims coincided with the introduction of fasting into his Paleo Way 10-week Program.
“Once you are fat adapted, you stop the hunger cravings for food, as you are supplying the body its key nutrients in the most natural way, which in turn makes this way of eating cheaper and quicker,” he said.
(In case you were wondering we asked the experts what fat adapted is because it sounded like a word Uncles make up over Christmas lunch. But it’s not. Fat adapted refers to reaching a state of ketosis – where your body doesn’t have enough glucose for energy – helped along by not eating carbs and perhaps fasting – so it starts burning fat instead.)
However, dietitian and nutritionist Susie Burrell, has warned against adopting such a restrictive diet regime.