I have never been huge on eating breakfast.
I guess I’m just not hungry in the morning. I rather get up and go on with my day. I have been like this my entire life until I had a trainer tell me I HAVE to eat before the gym…
So of course, I listened to her instead of listening to my own body since she was older and in better shape than I was.
I started having a protein shake with oats in it every morning and all the sudden, I gained weight, felt super tired and had no motivation to work out. I just figured I was getting old and that’s just what happens. So I stuck it out for about a year and finally decided to go back to my old ways…
No breakfast in the morning. I dropped about 15lbs in one month. I went back to having amazing energy and flying through my workouts. Then this whole intermittent fasting thing popped up and I was very curious on learning it.
As I did more research, I understood why I felt better not eating as much. Fasting allows your body to detox, heal and cleanse since it isn’t constantly breaking down food. Most people eat about 16 hours a day so it doesn’t give your body a lot of time to recover. I start eating usually around 10/11 and stop by 6/7. On the weekends, it can change… depending on if I go to breakfast or a late dinner but during the week, I do stick with my fasting.
Benefits of fasting:
- Balances Hormones
- Weight Loss
- Improved Performance
- Steady Energy Through the Day
- Internal Healing
Should you try Fasting?
If you are brand new to fitness, I don’t recommend it. I recommend starting with a balanced diet then slowly moving into fasting and see how you feel. If you have been training steady for 6 months or more then I would say go ahead and give it a go. But you need to see how you feel on it. Everyone is different. Some people can’t do it because they get light headed and dizzy. Others completely thrive on it…so remember to play around with it for a few days and be mindful of how you respond to it. I am curious to hear your feedback on fasting so let me know!