44 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.

DISCERNMENT QUESTIONS
What gets my attention?
Do I understand the need or problem?
Do I understand the potential solution?
Do I understand how to apply that strategy?
What questions do I have for the experts? What might be the answers?
Who needs to hear this?
What do I do next?

SOURCE – Footnotes:
[1]  “The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss” by Dr. Jason Fung, Timothy Noakes – Page 223.

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

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