Is It Healthy To Eat The Same Thing Everyday?
Oatmeal with peanut butter and blueberries. That's been my boring breakfast for at least 5 months. Now that I'm in this routine, nothing else even sounds good as my first meal of the day. But how healthy can this be?
Luke Bryan told People magazine that he only eats Peanut Butter when he's on tour. “When I’m out on the road, you don’t trust new places, so I pretty much try to stay to the confines of peanut butter.” And Willie Nelson admits "all I eat is oatmeal in the morning and bacon and eggs in the evening. That’s about it.” If it works for Willie, I'm IN.
Dr. Mike Roussell was asked about the benefits and pitfalls of a repetitive diet on Shape.com:
Eating similar meals day in and day out is a valuable and effective strategy for successful long-term weight maintenance, but yes, this type of diet may have nutritional gaps.
Research shows that people who successfully slim down and then stay at their new weight tend to eat comparable things each day. I have also found this to be true with my own clients. Other than the ones who have private chefs, everyone repeats multiple meals throughout the week.
It’s not that you can’t lose weight on a varied diet; it just requires more planning and preparing, and in my experience, the greater the “dietary effort” people need to exert, the lower their chance of long-term success.
If YOU also eat the same meal everyday, WHAT DO YOU HAVE?