Some diets claim that skipping breakfast is key to losing weight. Experts do not recommend this, however, as it is known as the most important meal of the day.
The European Medical Institute for Obesity (IMEO, Spanish acronym) stresses that due to the amount of time our bodies go through without receiving nutrients in the time that passes from dinner the day before to the first meal the next day, eating breakfast is very important. The IMEO explains that our bodies have two different eating schedules:
Daytime: from six in the morning to six in the afternoon
Nighttime: from six in the afternoon to six in the morning
This is why it is crucial to get enough nutrients during our active or daytime phase. The best way to do this is with a complete breakfast that includes all of the macro and micronutrients that are needed for a healthy diet and to meet the demands of our daily lives. During vacation time, diets become popular that involve reducing your calorie intake every other day, or even involve fasting.
A study published by the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, shows that in addition to being a harmful practice to leading a healthy lifestyle, fasting every other day can also lead to eating disorders.