Our culture has bought into the fact that if we don’t eat breakfast our metabolism will slow down, we’ll get intense cravings, lose energy, and it will be harder to lose weight and burn fat
But published scientific research is now proving otherwise. Here are 3 myths we’ve all been programmed to believe about eating breakfast for long term health and weight loss.
MYTH #1: Breakfast Increases Your Metabolism
The whole idea that not eating a big breakfast will somehow slow down your metabolism is simply not true.
In a recent paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , researchers delved into dozens of studies to uncover the relationship between eating breakfast and increased metabolic rate.
The researchers divided 309 overweight and obese (but otherwise healthy adults) into two groups to specifically find out whether eating or not eating breakfast had any impact on weight loss.
After 16 weeks, the researchers found absolutely NO difference in weight loss between the groups.
The researchers concluded that breakfast being the most important meal of the day is merely nothing but a shared belief. That’s it. In other words, there is ZERO long term research indicating or proving that eating breakfast leads to lower body fat or increased metabolism.
MYTH #2: Eating Breakfast Helps Control Your Hunger
In fact, the exact opposite happens.
Typical breakfast foods like orange juice and wheat toast will spike insulin levels, sending your fat storage hormones soaring SKY high, making you go on a hunger binge—all while putting your body directly into a fat STORING environment.
MYTH #3: Breakfast Helps You Control Weight And Lose Fat
There are tons of studies out there that claim eating a big, well balanced breakfast helps promote weight loss. But in reality there are NO long term studies that show a direct correlation between eating breakfast and weight loss.
In fact, according to Time Magazine ….
“…contrary to popular belief, having breakfast every day was NOT tied to an improvement in metabolism. Prior thought—supported by research—has shown that eating early in the day can prevent people from overeating later out of hunger, and it boosts their metabolism early. The new study which examined causal links between breakfast habits and energy balance did NOT prove that.”
Bottom Line: Eating Breakfast Does NOT Aid Weight Loss Efforts
In fact, SKIPPING breakfast altogether (a form of intermittent fasting) and eating your calories later in the day, say between 11am to 7pm or 12pm to 8pm, has been shown to increase anti-aging Growth Hormone , while BOOSTING your immune system  and regulating your hunger hormone (Ghrelin).
It also normalizes insulin sensitivity, balances leptin levels (i.e. your #1 fat burning hormone), and even reduces oxidative stress by decreasing free radicals, helping you LOOK younger.
Mounting evidence also confirms that when you skip breakfast and use some form of intermittent fasting, your body becomes adapted to burning FAT (instead of sugar) as its primary fuel, which can make you LEANER, while dramatically reducing your risk of chronic disease.
As you can clearly see from the published research that breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day… in fact, SKIPPING breakfast altogether may just be the MISSING link to your FASTEST fat loss.
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And for all you breakfast lovers out there?
If you MUST eat breakfast, make sure it’s a “light” breakfast of high quality protein and friendly fats, but make sure you AVOID traditional high carb breakfast foods that spike your fat storing hormones (i.e. insulin) like pancakes, bagels, toast, and orange juice.
Stick with light protein sources, like farm fresh whole eggs, along with some friendly fats, like coconut oil or raw nuts. This will help keep your body in “fat burning mode” for the rest of the day by stabilizing blood sugar.
But my gun-to-the-head instinct is that you should still skip breakfast altogether at least 4 or 5 days of the week if you’re healthy.
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P.S. Pregnant women and people with any type of diabetes should not skip breakfast or use the 16/8 Siesta Key Beach Diet.
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