I read this article from NPR this morning on my Facebook feed. It piqued my interest because my husband and I talked not long ago about how he’s lost 15 pounds in the last couple of months by cutting back on snacks and by sometimes skipping breakfast. My knee jerk response was to say “but that’s so bad for you! You shouldn’t skip breakfast!” His response was, “But I feel better, I have more energy, and I’m losing weight. Why would I eat if I’m not hungry?”
Then I had to admit that what he was doing was not a new unheard-of thing. I told him there was a name for what he was doing: intermittent fasting. I also told him that if it’s working for him and he feels okay with it, to keep doing it. I like to eat breakfast, but actually I don’t usually eat until after I get to work, or while I’m driving to work (smoothies are an excellent travel meal). But overall, skipping meals has never been a desire of mine (obviously).
Now it seems there is research (according to the NPR article) that backs up what my husband has been saying – it’s not such a bad thing if you skip breakfast every so often or if you delay breakfast.
What about you? Do you eat breakfast on the reg or do you just go by how you are feeling? I think every one is different and you have to just find what works for you (if I had a dollar for every time I’ve said that on this blog, I could quit my day job), but I like it when the current wisdom gets shaken up a bit.
What do you think?