So skipping a meal is good for you. Especially if you combine it with sleep and some exercise before you eat. According to Ayurveda tradition the “dosha” body type only needs to eat once a day. Most people will find that tough. The Intermittent fasting makes a lot of sense.
Every once in a while, we feel the need to quickly drop a few pounds. Though common weight loss lore would instruct us to stop eating and jump on a treadmill for miles and miles, this is terrible, unhealthy “advice.” Not only will it make you miserable, it’ll ruin your energy levels and set you up for failure. Luckily, there’s a better way to safely accelerate weight loss: intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting is an approach to weight loss wherein you safely cycle between periods of fasting and eating. If done right, you’ll experience next to no hunger pains or dips in energy while simultaneously fast-tracking your weight loss efforts.
So, how do you do it? The easiest way is to take advantage of your sleep cycle. Let’s say you finish dinner around 6pm and wake up the next day at 8am. That’s 12 hours of effortless fasting. We already know that exercising on a empty stomach can be beneficial for weight loss, so if you workout in the morning and eat lunch — your next meal — around noon, you’ll have fasted for 16 hours. Bet you never thought not eating for that long could be so easy!
Skipping breakfast isn’t going to kill you, no matter what your mother told you. Nathan Wiebe from MindBodyGreen gives you all the reasons why if you need to know more.
Source: Nathan Green