I remember one of those days when I was younger, in a rush and skipped breakfast…and the Guilt kicked in big time!
Remembering those words that were repeated over and over again by my mum, dad and teachers who would lecture me on how “important breakfast is”.
Fast forward to today and I now know that the reasons behind the statement, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” are mostly just MYTHS…
Numerous OBSERVATIONAL studies have been carried out, which CANNOT demonstrate causation.
One such study stated that breakfast eaters tend to have healthier habits in general. The problem is these studies only show that people who eat breakfast are MORE LIKELY to be healthier, but they CANNOT prove that having breakfast CAUSED it.
MYTH #1: Eating Breakfast Boosts Metabolism
Eating breakfast does NOT boost metabolism. Studies have shown that there is no difference in calories burned over 24 hours between people who eat or skip breakfast. So, whether you eat or skip breakfast has no effect on the amount of calories we burn throughout the day.
MYTH #2: Skipping breakfast causes weight gain
Yes, it’s true that skipping breakfast causes people to feel hungrier and eat more at lunch, but this is NOT ENOUGH to overcompensate for the breakfast that was skipped. In fact, some studies have shown that skipping breakfast may REDUCE overall calorie consumption by up to 400 calories per day…
Skipping breakfast is actually a common part of many intermittent fasting methods and it’s what I do every single day. And it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. I dropped over 20 pounds very quickly prior to instructing a boot camp in Spain. I also have more focus and energy all day long.
Here are 7 evidence based reasons why intermittent fasting is amazingly healthy.