Originally Posted by Chuckanut
Does anybody practice the 'wait 12 hours between dinner and breakfast before eating again' rule?
I have read about this but so far haven't seen any science behind it. It's supposed to improve blood lipid levels and burn some additional fat. I guess if it keeps one from snacking on junk food after dinner that is a small help.
It's called "intermittent fasting". Google it, there's a guy that has a great website about it with lots of scientific studies to back it up. You decide. Basically, you eat all your meals in an 8 hour duration, so in this case it's actually a 16 hour fast. You could probably do a 12 hour fast as well. Will you lose weight? Sure, you're basically limiting all snacking . You can choose you're hours to eat, but a typical person would go 10-6pm. So you don't eat your first meal till 10am. So much for breakfast is the most important meal. He has science to back that up,too.
I've done it, and I like it. You'd think not eating breakfast would be bad, but it's not at all. I find I don't get hungry till noon most days,and don't feel any energy drop. Is it a panacea? Probably not, but might be worth a try.