There I said it. The cat is out of the bag.
For the past year, I’ve been skipping breakfast (much to my mother’s demise). But ever since I started skipping the “most important meal of the day,” I started to lose weight faster and started to have more energy than ever.
How is this possible?
Don’t you need to eat breakfast to lose weight? Don’t you need to eat breakfast to gain muscle? Don’t you need to eat breakfast to boost your metabolism and get the engine revving?
Well… I used to think so. I used to believe that breakfast was the holy grail of meals and that it was necessary for well… everything.
But then I learned that breakfast is incredibly overrated and that one of the big reasons it’s constantly promoted is because corporations rely on people to eat breakfast to make money. Just think about how much money food companies would lose if everyone started to skip breakfast. Companies would literally goÂ bankruptÂ if everyone believed that it was okay to skip breakfast.
4 Reasons Why You Should Start Skipping Breakfast:
1) Because eating breakfast does not boost your metabolism
Eating breakfast to boost your metabolism is a complete lie.
Okay that’s not completely true.
Every time you eat any amount of food, your body will expend a small amount of calories to help digest the food. This is called the thermic effect of food (TEF). However, TEF can happen during anytime of the day. So if you eat lunch or dinner, you’re technically boosting yourÂ metabolismÂ as well.
I just want to make it clear that your metabolic rate will increase anytime you eat something, but there’s really nothing special about eating in the morning.
2) Because eating breakfast will not prevent muscle breakdown
Many fitness gurus argue that you should eat breakfast because your body has gone without food for 7-9 hours and that eating breakfast will help prevent muscle tissue breakdown.
This is another big myth about eating breakfast.
Muscle loss will only occur with long-term fasting (greater than 72 hours). But as long perform some form heavy resistance training and don’t go on any extreme fasting diets, then skipping breakfast will not make you lose muscle mass.
3) Because skipping breakfast will not make you fat
I know that there are studies out there showing a correlation between breakfast skipping and higher weight gain, but this doesn’t prove that skipping breakfast will make you fat.
The reason that most people who skip breakfast tend to be more overweight is simply because breakfast skippers care less about their health. Also, people who skip breakfast tend to be people who are dieting and try to lose weight by going crazy low-calorie crash diets.
But skipping breakfast doesn’t have to mean you’ll gain weight. If you’re able to strategically skip breakfast every day and incorporate it into a lifestyle, like in The Warrior Diet or the popular Leangains, then you’ll be able to skip breakfast and lose fat every day.
4) Because you don’t even like eating breakfast
I never really like breakfast. The feeling of having food in my stomach during the early hours of the day was just never that appealing to me.
But don’t get me wrong, I love eating breakfast type foods like eggs, bacon, pancakes, and cereal.Â I just don’t really like eating in the morning.
And I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. These days, most people don’t even like eating breakfast. They only eat it because they believe that it’s absolutely necessary to be healthy.
But don’t be fooled. Breakfast is a lie, promoted to keep food companies afloat.
Join the revolution.Â Start skipping breakfast today!