In today’s article, I’m going to introduce you to the idea of introducing a no breakfast regime into your lifestyle and whether this approach is actually better for your health.
As the owner of a chain of gyms and fitness trainer, I preached the message for many years that “one should have breakfast like a king, eat lunch like a prince, and dine like a poor man.” Hands up I understand this is wrong. I’ve learned that there are many benefits to not having breakfast. In fact, skipping breakfast is beneficial for both your health and your weight.
Whether we want to start the day with bacon, sausage, eggs, fried potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, and toast, or oatmeal with berries, skipping breakfast can be incredibly beneficial.
We have been conditioned to eat breakfast whether we are hungry or not. Too often we burden ourselves with a heavy breakfast of sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes, browns, toast and butter. Even the continental breakfast is laden with sugar in the sugared donuts and pastries.
Instead of refueling at the beginning of the day with or without healthy choices, let your body burn stored fat for energy and follow a no breakfast regime.
Let me explain.
The body was at rest all night. It didn’t use any energy. After sleep inactivity, why should a person get up and put a large breakfast in the stomach?
After all, having a large breakfast causes most people to lose the precious energy gained by recharging their night sleep. You feel weighed down, fed up, and sluggish before the day has even started.
People were told, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It gives you the strength, energy and vitality to get through a tough morning, physically or mentally. “This is absolutely wrong! It’s not a real scientific fact.
It takes hours for your digestive system to process your breakfast before you can gain energy or vitality from a large breakfast. Digestion is an extremely complicated process. Every food in breakfast must be broken down into fine nutrient fragments so that the body’s cells can be fed.
Missing breakfast gives you more time to chew, digest, assimilate, and eliminate foods already in your system rather than stressing your body within a short period of time after waking up.
It’s far better to get your natural overnight fast by skipping breakfast, but drinking water and black coffee make this easier. I refer you to a recent blog article I wrote about intermittent fasting:
You fast in your sleep. Fasting puts the body in a state where it can focus its attention on literally flushing out all of the crap in your body. If you give our bodies a longer fasting period, your overworked and overworked internal organs will have ample rest and time to rehabilitate and be 100% self-healing by flushing down the toxic poisons and retained wastes that they couldn’t break down and remove in the feeding state.
“Fasting has been used to heal the sick for more than ten thousand years.
For almost three years I relied on the power of medicine to cure my long-term illness, but nothing seemed to be changing, in fact it was getting worse. I was desperate and after a conversation at the gym where a friend mentioned he was taking a 16/8 break and felt like he had tremendous results with weight loss he increased the energy and actually felt 20 years younger. After spending a lot of time getting nowhere and being uncomfortable, I decided I had nothing to lose and tried it myself.
All it really means is to skip breakfast and adopt a breakfast-free regime. If you sleep for 8 hours and don’t eat in the last 4 hours of your night and 4 hours the next morning, you are fasting for 16 hours. They feed the remaining 8 hours a day. As an example, you start fasting at 7 p.m., go to bed at 11 p.m., sleep 8 hours to 7 a.m., and then eat at 11 a.m.
Once you have overcome the small mental hurdles of the first few days of the diet, your body and mind simply get used to not eating until around noon. The first few days without breakfast will be difficult for you. Not because you need this meal, but because you are used to eating it. You often have it even though you think I’m not even hungry. But there is a chance that you may experience a little hunger, low energy, and other symptoms. It just gets easier over time.
Real hunger generally occurs in the body and brain, not the stomach. Whenever you get hungry, ask yourself:
Am i thirsty
If you think “yes,” then drink water and in a few minutes you should be feeling good.
The improvement in my case was so immediate and so evident that I now advise everyone to fast intermittently and adopt a breakfast-free regime.
Don’t worry about running out of “energy” because you didn’t eat in the morning. Any initial feelings of exhaustion that you feel at the start will go away after a few days and are just a small hurdle to overcome. Often many of us are not hungry when we wake up, but we are used to eating breakfast because we “should”.
A little hunger can really do more to the average sick person than the best drugs and the best doctors. I don’t mean a restricted diet: I mean complete abstinence from food.
I’d love to hear from you … please leave a comment below. Let me know if you found this information useful and if you will use it.
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