Is Eating Breakfast The Reason You’re Unhealthy?
From www.gettingstronger.org –
There is increasing evidence from recent human and animal studies that intermittent fasting — refraining from food or caloric beverages for at least 12 hours a day, several days a week — reduces the risks of cardiovascular disease, dementia and cancer.
Those benefits are well-documented in the hyperlinked articles, so I won’t repeat them here.
Yet many nutritionists hold that skipping breakfast or other meals and snacks can lead to weight gain and metabolic imbalance.
Editor’s Note: Todd Becker does a magnificent job of arguing against the commonly held myths about intermittent fasting.
Namely, he argues against the notion that intermittent fasting is bad for women, leading to hormone imbalance, disrupted menstrual cycle, and heightened stress response.
Todd also factually defeats the claims that intermittent fasting strongly increases hunger pangs, leading to unavoidable overeating and fat gain as well as the ridiculous rumor that interval fasting causes cardiovascular disease and metabolic dysregulation of hormones and blood glucose.
Here are our article highlights:
- Intermittent fasting can be very useful for women that struggle mightily with food cravings, weight and stress management.
- There are misleading failures in the 2010 study of 9+ thousand teens that found that these self-reported breakfast skippers had a higher Body Mass Index, and larger waist size than those who ate breakfast.
- Many IFers do not cut their calories down drastically — they simply alter the pattern of eating throughout the day. Either way it goes, intermittent fasting has been shown to give you profound health benefits.