UK PM Candidate Rishi Sunak’s Breakfast Secrets Revealed

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have already heard or read about Rishi Sunak, who is one of the front-runners for the UK Prime Minister race. The Indian-origin British politician has become an Internet sensation, and recently he also made news when he and his wife Akshata Murthy greeted the media with a cup of tea. 

Rishi, who is in the running to be the leader of the Conservative Party, was born in Southampton to Punjabi Hindu parents. The 41-year-old politico studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Lincoln College, Oxford. In addition to his campaign, people are also taking immense interest in Rishi himself, his family, diet and fitness et al. Here are some steal-worthy secrets that we found.  

According to reports, Rishi does not like to miss out on his workout regime, unless there is something very urgent. He has a Peloton bike, which is an indoor cycling machine. He apparently gets up by 6 am and hits the bike, post which he tucks into a filling, high-protein breakfast of Greek Yoghurt. He is also said to be following an Intermittent fasting regime, where one can eat everything, they have to eat in a particular window of time, and then fast for the rest of the hours. That said, he also likes to hit some exquisite bakeries in London whenever he finds time.  

Breakfast over the weekend is a slightly indulgent fare for Rishi and family. Think: waffles, pancakes, with bacon, berries. In an interview to BBC Breakfast, he revealed that he likes to have Hovis seeded bread. He said that his house is filled with different kinds of breads, a whole range rather, depending upon a degree of healthiness preferred by his kids, wife and himself.

Breads are said to be sources of carbohydrates, carbohydrates in excess can cause rapid blood sugar spikes and fall. It could give you a sudden burst of energy and then leave you depleted soon after, prompting you to eat something else. While there is nothing wrong with eating white breads in moderation, if you can, opt for multi-grain, high-fibre breads.  

While Rishi is not a big foodie, he does have a penchant for healthy snacking. One of his friends revealed to the Sunday Times that Rishi doesn’t really eat much and can pretty much survive on just a Granny Smith apple and some cashew nuts. As a Hindu, he also tries to refrain from beef. He is also fasting once or thrice a week.