My dad defines traditional. There are many things about my life that make him question my sanity at times. One of those is my practice of not eating food in the morning. His mantra to this protest is always “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”. Well I actually agree with him. However, what time should breakfast be? You see, the words itself lends evidence to its nature…to break-fast, or to end a fast. So, I would say whatever time you begin your first meal after having nothing to eat during the night is breakfast.
But there’s more to this than meets the eye. So when do I ‘break-fast’ and why? I usually have my first meal of the day sometime between noon and 2:00pm. I have stopped eating by 8pm, which gives me a minimum of 16 hours every day without food. Granted, for the purpose of ease, the majority of the fast is while I’m asleep! That way I give myself an 8 hour window to eat. Believe it or not, this is easy and I’m not starving. Most days.I have to force myself to break my fast.
Intermittent fasting is a remarkable practice of healing the body and resetting important functions for optimal performace. As you can see in the picture, the benefits are numerous.
I’ve been doing intermittent fasting for years and I love it. I stay less hungry throughout the day, and am able to eat less quantity and increase my delicous fat calories and still stay trim. My energy levels stay elevated. My blood sugar stays low. That allows me to burn fat even at rest.
Maybe you’d like to try IF for yourself. This is one of the simplest body hacks you can do. It only takes one thing…don’t eat! Just end your eatime around 7 or 8 in the evening and plan out your lunch of proteins and fats around noon the next day. Try this starting out about 2 or 3 days a week. You can increase it later by doing more days if you like. In the event you start to feel like you really need to eat something. The remedy is also really simple. Eat something.
Try this cool body hack for yourself and see what benefits are derived from it for you.