I was raised to believe that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.
Growing up I watched commercials sprouting the benefits of eating a good breakfast in the morning.
So when I got on the weight loss train I earnestly stuck to those words.
Every morning I would either eat cereal, oats or a sandwich for breakfast.
Knowing that wheat bread was supposedly an healthier alternative to white bread I lightly buttered my wheat sandwich and told myself it was healthy because it had vegetables such as lettuce and tomatoes in it.
But was about if what I had always known was wrong ?
What if I skipped eating breakfast instead what could possibly happen?
I stumbled on this thought when I woke up one morning and I didn’t feel like eating at all.
I didn’t feel like eating oats and due to my new year resolution of not eating bread this year, I couldn’t eat a sandwich either.
So I decided not to eat anything.
By noon I started feeling hungry but I also realized something else, I felt lighter.
For the first time in a long time I didn’t feel bloated and sluggish.
I wasn’t as ravenous as I usually was and I inadvertently drank more water that morning.
So I decided to do it again and that is how the #Nobreakfast diet was born.
Since then I usually skip breakfast in the morning but as with all things some days I am just too hungry and I have a healthy breakfast, either some oatmeal or fruits.
And it seems to be working.
As I have writtenÂ before weight loss is 80 percent diet and 20 percent exercise.
You simply cannot change your body from exercise alone especially if you have a bad diet.
It all starts with what you eat.
You have to treat your body like it is a cherished possession because it is what keeps you going.
Thinking you can down beer and fries every night and still look like a super model is unrealistic although there are some exceptions.
Some people have been blessed with such great genes; no matter what they eat they don’t gain a single pound.
But your poor diet shows in other ways these include acne, limp hair and bad skin.
So while my diet might seemÂ radicalÂ to some people it works for me.
It frees me up from the stress of counting calories and torture of hours of jogging (which I hate by the way).
You have to find works for you and stick to it.
I would monitor my progress on this fantastic new diet and post regular updates.
so here is to No breakfast!
Photo by rakratchada torsap. Published on 29 February 2012
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