Connection Between Skipping Breakfast, Sleeping a Lot and Weight Loss

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 22, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Is breakfast that important? To me I like the idea of eating when I am hungry which might be until noon or 2:00 p.m. Maybe having a cup of coffee or tea earlier. I work at home and tend to sleep late. Then having a good protein meal with some vegetables. I may not want to eat until dinner. However I can get tired and need more sleep which concerns me. It does keep calories down. I eat a good dinner of protein and some carbs -- If I am hungry at night I may have a light snack.

Is this IF? And if so, is it good for weight loss? Or is it better not to skip meals? Right now I am not working out. I do find myself sleeping a lot. Not sure why. Could this be from not getting enough nutrition?

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on October 22, 2012
at 06:49 AM

Like Tim said. Perfect IF routine. Intermittent Fasting hasn't really got much do to with weight loss, more so physiological and psychological benefits. Fasting has been around for a LOOONG time. Weight loss really does come from Calories in vs Calories out, its simple as that. We all burn different amounts of energy, like V6, V8 and Turbo engines all have a different fuel capacity.

I take sleeping in as a good sign that you get enough melatonin in your system (I envy you for that).

If I can offer a small suggestion, at your first meal, hold off on the vegetables and have them at dinner. When you break your fast, have that source of protein alongside some really good fats! Grab a pack of Almonds (if you're male for the dose of arginine) or about an ounce (28g) of Macadamias/Walnuts. You will get a load more energy if you are already "fat adapted" and will last longer, on top of that you will boost your caloric intake if you needed it.

In regards to dinner, as I said, have the veggies then, as your carb source will trigger a big(ish) insulin response in your system. So, you would eat as follows - Protein, Supplements of any kind (fish oil etc.) Veggies, Starchy Carb, Simple Sugar (Banana is a personal favourite after a nice dinner).

Anyway, there is my ramblings... if you can make any sense of it, I hope they help :)

~ Cricket



on October 22, 2012
at 06:21 AM

Breakfast is not important, what you describe is a perfect I.F. routine. Make sure you eat plenty of fat too.

It's 7:20 hear in the UK and I won't be eating till 10 - 11 ish.



on October 22, 2012
at 02:50 PM

Sleeping a lot lately? Maybe it is diet related, or depending on your location, it could be the change of seasons into winter. I find I start wanting/needing more sleep around this time of year. Less light and colder.

I also work at home and sleeping late-ish and not eating for a few hours works quite well, doesn't it?!

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