Skipping breakfast could help you unlock incredible health benefits and live longer. Yes, I’m encouraging you to shatter several dietary rules—never skip meals; eat every two to three hours; breakfast is the most important meal of the day—that you have been taught since day one. This trend is “Intermittent Fasting,” a dietary protocol that despite being around for thousands of years is still highly controversial. By moving around your meal times, you activate certain pathways in your body that could help you burn more fat, protect against certain diseases and cancers, and increase your lifespan—all backed by scientific evidence.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
While Intermittent Fasting (IF) has many variations, the easiest way is to skip breakfast and make lunch your first meal—then, get all the calories you need between lunch and dinner. The goal is not to starve yourself; it’s to split your day into longer “fasting” periods and shorter “feeding” periods.
Excerpted from esquire.com