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How to Safely Skip Breakfast

By Genevieve Cunningham

Skipping breakfast. For years, breakfast was thought of as the healthiest meal of the day. Skipping breakfast was one of the worst things that you could do! But over time, this idea has changed. With the introduction of intermittent fasting, the idea of skipping breakfast has become a healthy trend. And research suggests that there are potential benefits such as weight loss and stable blood sugar. But before you embark on this way of life, it's important to be prepared. If you want to try eliminating breakfast from your diet, take a look at these safe ways to give it a try. 

Plan for It

Plenty of people skip breakfast simply because they don't enjoy eating it. But in order to do it safely and without feeling faint, they plan ahead. They eat a well-balanced diet, which helps maintain blood sugar even when you've been fasting for a while. They have a plan for breaking their fast with a healthy lunch or a mid-morning snack. If you plan ahead, skipping breakfast can work. If you don't plan, you'll lower your chances of success and raise the risk of going on a binge later.

Have Backup

Even if you skip breakfast every day, you may have the occasional day where skipping just doesn't feel good. If you want to keep your health intact, make sure that you have a backup ready at all times. This should be a snack that helps level blood sugar and keeps your stomach full. You might choose easy vegetables, nuts, or very select fruit options. Having a backup means less risk of grabbing the nearest sweet treat or unhealthy snack in those moments when the hunger becomes too much.

Ask for Advice

While skipping breakfast works for a lot of people, it's not for everyone. If you have health concerns -- perhaps diabetes or hypoglycemia -- then you need to speak with a healthcare professional before partaking in this lifestyle. It might not be what's best for you, and if that's the case, you need to honor your body and do what's best for your long-term health and wellness.

Many people are embracing the no breakfast way of life, And the potential benefits are definitely appealing. But it's important to go about this diet schedule in a safe way. And if it doesn't work for you, stop! Use these tips if you want to give morning fasting a try, and be prepared to adjust as needed for the healthiest body yet.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Wichita, Kans.

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