You remember what was preached as a kid: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eat three meals a day, and maybe two snacks. Isn’t this what we’ve all been doing? But recent studies and trends are moving away from this standard and encouraging a new pattern of eating with longer breaks between eating.
The idea of fasting may make you a little nervous but we actually all fast — every night! The word breakfast really means breaking your night’s fast. But now, people are interested in fasting for a longer period of time. Based on clinical research, fasting promotes metabolic health.¹ Fasting can help to stabilize your blood sugar and insulin which supports a healthy metabolism and body weight.¹
Intermittent fasting is said to have the potential to modify healthy behaviors including total food intake, sleep satisfaction, and energy levels.¹ Those all sound good to us! Let’s explore the different ways that you can intermittent fast: