Breakfast: the most important meal of the day, right? Wrong! In this day and age, we have degenerated to lower levels in quality of food, health, and overall attitude. Store bought food has a fraction of the nutrition home grown food does due to mass production, processed food has become our main source of nourishment, and worst of all, we don’t care. I’d even go so far as to say we like this lifestyle. We don’t do anything to change the tides! This is all beside the point. I’m trying to tell you about intermittent fasting.
It has been accepted that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The theory behind this common belief is that breakfast keeps our metabolism running regularly. Starvation is what slows the metabolism. You follow? Here’s the problem with this theory.
First of all, if you skip breakfast, you are not by any means starving. The body’s metabolism only starts to slow after 2 to 3 days without nourishment. Second of all, when you eat breakfast, what are you eating? Fruity, colorful, sugary cereal? Biscuits and gravy? Pancakes? All of these things are called breakfast items, none of which are by any means healthy. Thirdly, have you done any research for yourself, or do you just take common belief and make it your own?
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH, AND HAVE A MIND OF YOUR OWN! Millennials get a bad rap, and sometimes I think we should.
Intermittent fasting is the forgoing of food for 16 hours or more. This means skipping breakfast. Personally I only eat from 2:00PM to 6:00PM every day. I feel great, and I’m able to maintain weight while withholding the ability to lose or gain. I have more energy, and life is good.
What does intermittent fasting do for your body?
The main benefit of IF is the massive shot of human growth hormone spurred on by fasting. HGH is the age defying hormone. Among the myriad benefits of HGH are:
- Improve healing
- Improved flexibility
- Improved memory
- Obviously strength improvements
- Improved memory, endurance, fat loss, sexual potency! The list goes on!
This is a study on HGH release from exercise:
|Running (Women)||High||266% trough levels|
|Weight Training||85% 1RM||400%|
|Weight Training||70% 1RM||300%|
|Weight Training||Moderate-High||Immediate and Sustained Increase|
|Treadmill||High||Increase HGH Pulse|
*RM- rep max
This is how fasting affects HGH:
A recent study performed by researchers Intermountain Medical Heart Institute found that a single 24-hour fast increases HGH by 1300% in women and almost 2000% in men. Fasting is literally 5 times greater at increasing human growth hormone than weight training. Please don’t feel required to take my word for it. Do your own research.
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