So, should we “break the feast” and skip breakfast to lose weight?
I see a trend in clients who do intermediate fasting by delaying breakfast yet make this meal up later at night.
It seems like a straightforward strategy to skip breakfast and reduce daily calorie intake.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work.
Dr Gregor from Nutritional Facts mentions those who front load with breakfast lose more weight.
He goes on to say …
“Just to give you a taste, the exact same number of calories at breakfast are significantly less fattening than the same number of calories eaten at supper. What?!”
That’s just mind-blowing!
A diet with a bigger breakfast causes more weight loss than the same diet with a bigger dinner.
Because of our circadian rhythms, morning calories don’t appear to count as much as evening calories.
So, maybe breakfast should indeed be the most important meal of the day after all.
Going at least 4 hours in between meals allows your blood sugar to balance and therefore your hormones too.
Snacking does not allow you to burn body fat.
It’s much better to eat 3 nutritionally balanced meals with 4-6 hrs between meals.
If your 3 meals are balanced with plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes and whole grains you will not feel the need to graze or snack.