01-16.47 If you are not hungry, don’t eat anything at all.

QUOTE from Dr Fung (emphasis mine): 

Make breakfast optional. And thinking about what to eat for breakfast considered this: If you are not hungry, don’t eat anything at all.

NOTE (my commentary): Fasting is time restricted eating. If you are not hungry. why eat? If fasting involves skipping a meal, why not breakfast?

Make breakfast optional.

The religion of not skipping breakfast – how did it originate?

With the dawn phenomenon, sugar levels are naturally higher in the morning … as if you had already eaten breakfast. Is it necessary to add to that sugar?

 If you are not hungry, don’t eat anything at all.

Consider the typical breakfast – high in sugar, high in processed carbs. Box cereal, pancakes, French toast, grits, doughnuts, pastry, breakfast bars … and the one meal where there is no traditional breakfast food made up of green, leafy vegetables. Onions and peppers in an omelette are more a garnish than a major part of the meal!

STRATEGY: Although consuming calories earlier in the day is wise, it makes sense to me to skip breakfast and/or not eat until my blood sugar levels are normal. That’s most likely in the morning.

1. What gets your attention?
2. What does it say about Reality? (Any misperceptions to correct?)
3. What does it say that I need to obey? (What should be added to my strategy?)
4. How can I incorporate what is true into my Disciplines? (Specific methods?)
5. What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1]  “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss” by Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes –

Photo Fasting-a-glass-of-water-on-an-empty-plate, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Key: Fung-01-16.47 Origin: Last Revision: 07/21/2020

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