I have never been a big breakfast eater. But, when I first started on my “get healthy” journey, I thought if breakfast was the most important meal of the day, then I had better start eating it. I struggled with losing those last few pounds and keeping them off though. And it was one more meal that I needed to plan and make sure was healthy. I had never even heard of intermittent fasting.
My naturopathic doctor recommended intermittent fasting to me one day, and I kind of thought that was crazy. I knew that fasting had great spiritual applications, but I hadn’t thought of it from a health perspective. I had been ingrained in the belief that you have to eat small meals multiple times a day, or at least start out with a big breakfast. That may work for some people, but it was always a struggle for my lifestyle. So, I started doing some research, and apparently there were lots of benefits to allowing your body time to do what it needs to do in between meals.
For me personally, I feel better when I limit myself to two meals a day and don’t snack all the time. It is easier for me to plan (cuts meal planning from 21 meals down to 14 meals a week, although I still feed the kids breakfast), comes naturally to me and I don’t have to force myself to eat, and helped me shed those last few pounds much easier.
Have you tried intermittent fasting? What were the results?
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