Ah yes…you can be sure that anything Tim Noakes says will make headlines and this week he threw out some new thoughts and of course they were controversial. In a talk about carbohydrates in Cape Town he said that if you are eating every 3 hours you are addicted to food. Noakes said humans were designed to eat only one and a half meals a day and that “Hunger is every 12 to 24 hours. If you’re eating every 12 to 24 hours you’re eating appropriately”.
Noakes has even come up with a test to see if you’re a food addict.
“Tomorrow morning, have your cornflakes. You will see that you will have to eat at 11:00. Write it down – you will be hungry at 13:00 and at 15:00.
“The next day, eat bacon and sausage until you can’t eat anymore. Then you will notice at 11:00 you’re not hungry. At 17:00 you will start feeling a little hunger. That will show you that fat and protein inhibit your hunger. They satiate you whereas carbohydrates drive hunger.” [News24]
Eat all the sausage.
Now you know.