I’ve heard people ask “Isn’t Intermittent Fasting just a fancy name for ‘skipping breakfast’?” Funny! The answer is both yes and no! For the record, for most of my professional life, I’ve been more the type to recommend “small, frequent meals” vs. meal skipping or fasting. Metabolic physiology research typically points to the benefits of being “never stuffed and never starved” and the idea of “eat, burn it off, eat more, then burn it off” rather than lump all your calories into just a few intervals during the day. That being said, there is some research that suggests that our bodies may actually learn how to release fat from our fat cells more effectively if there isn’t a lot of glucose in our bloodstream 24/7. THAT points to a strategy of limiting your “eating window” to a shorter window than “anything goes”. I wouldn’t go so far as to recommend some of the more stringent Intermittent Fasting regimes that limit your eating window to just a few hours per day. That doesn’t sound like a fun way to live and an extreme level of restriction should not be necessary for weight loss. An eight-hour eating window, however, is not terribly restrictive and will surely keep us more conscious of when and how much we are eating. Just don’t go and make the mistake of thinking “I can eat as much as I want as long as it’s within the eight-hour window”. That is a recipe for weight gain! You can’t cheat the system and your body is definitely A SYSTEM! Moderation is always key…and king! What can you see yourself still doing a year from now? Let me know if you’d like to chat about YOUR best eating strategy! You can schedule a free strategy call with me here!