Breakfast Guide: Most important meal or myth?
Do we need to eat breakfast?Harvard Health’s Dr. Monique Tello, MPH summarizes that
“Overnight fasting of at least 16 hours (which really isn’t that extended) allows blood sugar and insulin levels to decrease, so that fat stores can be used for energy.”That means that our bodies can’t burn fat if it is constantly being fed more energy.
The good news is that you can break your fast literally whenever.For example, breaking a fast might look like waking up at 6am, then eating at 10am when you actually feel hungry. Or it could be eating as soon as you woke up at 8am because you had an early 5pm dinner early last night (15 hours fast). It’s up to you!