I know, I know…breakfast has all the good foods. But skipping breakfast can actually unlock amazing health benefits and allow you to live longer.
The idea that you should never skip a meal is an archaic and unfounded notion, besides, skipping a meal here or there (or even avoiding breakfast daily) won’t have negative effects on your health, quite the opposite.
“But breakfast is the most important meal of the day…isn’t it?” Nope. It’s actually not. But Grape Nuts made Americans think so back in the 40’s. Well played, marketing geniuses… many people still subscribe to the sentiment as truth.
Instead, if you shift your meal times and push your first meal out until lunch time, you can eat all your calories within an 8 hour time span and benefit in loads of ways. This “meal shifting” allows your body to burn more fat and boost your immune system, which helps to fight disease and cancers, thereby increasing your lifespan.
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You don’t need to starve yourself to do this, you simply need to eat all of your daily calorie requirements throughout that 8 hour window (most people go with 12-8 pm as a comfortable window. The foods you choose should also be nutrient dense and balanced with protein and healthy fats in order to derive the most health-impact you can get. Besides, we fast daily, from the time we go to bed at night, ’til the time we wake up (assuming you’re eating breakfast normally after waking)-this is where the term break-fast comes from.
Hunger pangs are based on habit. If you’re used to eating each morning at the same time, your body will automatically start craving some calories. It will release chemicals to prepare for the expected digestion and hence, the hunger pangs.
SO WHY DOES IT WORK?
- IMPROVES FAT BURN
Intermittent fasting speeds up your fat loss throughout the day, even if you’re lounging. There’s a study that shows those who fasted every other day cut down body fat by 4% in only 22 days. Another study, by the University of Chicago, showed fasting in combination with calorie restriction produced a large amount of fat loss.
Bonus? Your muscle mass won’t just be maintained, it’ll improve because fasting increases the growth hormone levels which activate muscle and bone growth. Fasting for the win! Apply
this concept to weight training and fast before a workout for more muscle-building benefits 😉
- HEALTH RISK REDUCTION
First of all, fasting helps blood sugar stabilization and insulin resistance. This is a huge issue for diabetics and women suffering from PCOS(Polycystic Ovary Syndrome). So introducing intermittent fasting for those reasons along are a definite benefit.
2. INFLAMMATION REDUCTION
Inflammation is tied to a variety of chronic conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and more. Reducing inflammation also reduces pain, in those who suffer from chronic pain issues. This is definitely a reason to try on fasting if you haven’t yet.
3. IMPROVING HEART HEALTH
Intermittent Fasting has also been shown to improve markers for triglycerides, cholesterol levels and blood pressure, making this a recommendation among many doctors for patients needing improvement in these areas.
4. METABOLIC BOOST
Improving your metabolism is only a good thing, so when you can find an effective way to do that, you cling to it right? In fact, fasting has been shown to be more effective than calorie restriction alone.
SO WHAT NEXT?
You’ll use the gold standard of nutrition, which is lean protein, nutrient dense vegetables(avoid fillers like corn, peas and potatoes), and low glycemic load fruits. You’ll need plenty of water if you’re fasting to keep nutrients pumping, keep energy up and to help detox. You’re not having breakfast, but you can have coffee (black) with water or tea (also drink it straight). Best way to start your water intake is by drinking warm water with lemon first thing in the morning. You won’t regret that.
So keep it simple with avoidance of breakfast and try having lunch around 11:30am-12pm and eat no later than 7:30. Then, enjoy the results in sleep, energy, and an improving appearance in front of the mirror.
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