“…But Tony the Tiger tells us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Grrrrrreat!”
This rule has become so commonplace throughout the society as a whole – especially in the health and fitness industry – that it’s readily accepted as fact:
“Want to lose weight? Make sure you start off with a healthy breakfast, so you can get that metabolism firing first thing in the morning! “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.”
“Want to lose more weight? Make sure you eat six small meals throughout the day so your metabolism stays operating at maximum capacity all day long.”
There are even studies that show those that eat earlier in the day lose more weight than those who ate later in the day or skipped a meal.
So, eat breakfast to lose weight and obtain optimal health.
Maybe Not. Maybe there’s way more to the story. As skeptics, we operate from first principles: what if there’s science and research that shows SKIPPING BREAKFAST (the horror! blasphemy!) for optimum efficiency, maximum muscle retention, and body fat loss?
After firmly being on “Team Breakfast” for 28 years of my life, I’ve skipped breakfast for the past 3.5 years and will most likely never go back!
I want to share with you a concept about skipping breakfast (and other meals), and how your health can benefit as a result.
Tony ain’t gonna be happy, but today we’re talking about intermittent fasting. Even Boy George is getting in on the Intermittent Fasting Action (and has read this article!):
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) May 8, 2017
This is a topic that is controversial (which is funny – you’re just skipping a meal) as it turns a LOT of conventional wisdom on its head. This is why this article is filled with more sources and citations than the normal Nerd Fitness article. Here we go.