Is Breakfast Essential for Good Health?

We’ve all heard that you should never skip breakfast, but how true is this age-old advice? Experts weigh in on whether it’s really the most important meal.

Very interesting article that addresses the schism between the intermittent fasting crowd and those who are adamant that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The idea that skipping breakfast is bad for your health is based upon research that has been done on people eating the standard American diet and living the standard American lifestyle. Skipping breakfast for people who eat and live poorly can result in cravings for unhealthy foods and end up gorging themselves throughout the rest of the day, often eating into the late evening, which is very damaging to one’s health. However, those who are scrupulous about both their intermittent fasting regimen and diet have a different experience. After “training” their metabolism during prolonged intermittent fasting, they will no longer wake up hungry, will generally be able to control their cravings, and will more easily be able to avoid eating late in the evening. Just a reminder that the “hack” of daily intermittent fasting is not some panacea that lives on an island separate from diet and lifestyle. You need to look at the whole package.