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Is not eating breakfast a healthy way of incorporating intermittent fasting (12-14 hours every night

The principle of what you are saying is true however the results vary greatly depending on your body’s source of fuel ie carbohydrates or fat.

Most of us live on a standard modern day diet which is high in carbohydrates – grains (eg bread, cereal, pasta, etc) and sugar (eg soft drinks, ice cream etc).

When we eat this our body breaks it down into various nutrients one is glucose.

Our bodies burn a small amount of glucose and can only store a small amount in our muscles and liver. The rest is stored as fat.

So when our bodies use this small amount of glucose, we start to feel hungry, cranky and need more carbohydrates for more energy…and the cycle continues.

However if you eliminate foods such as grains and sugar and focus on low healthy carbohydrate, medium protein, high healthy fat foods such as meat, fish, vegetables, eggs, fruit, nuts, seeds, avocado & coconut products.

Then over time your body changes to burn fat for energy, rather than glucose. This fat can be from food or stored body fat and hence you can then skip a meal like breakfast without getting hungry.

This is known as intermittent fasting.

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