Originally Posted by il ciclista
CtK, I'm not trying to prove you wrong (more out of interest) do you have anything that suggest skipping breakfast doesn't slow your metabolism, store fat, burn muscle, etc? I'm fairly interested in seeing how this is explained.
Leangains.com is a clusterfuck I don't have the patience to search through, but there is something there about a study that shows meal timing doesn't matter, and that lower meal frequency is better for blood sugar. Also on LG is a review of a study on the metabolic effects of fasting... the study showed that peak fat loss rates occurred between the 12th and 18th hours of a fast, and then trailed off into something unproductive (in the context of bodybuilding). W/a 16 hour fast, a 9 to 5 job and any kind of social life, this leaves about an 8 hour window, which works much better when including dinner & skipping breakfast than the opposite.
Admittedly though, many people on IF "cheat" by starting the day with a cup of coffee. I have been for a couple of months now, and I don't know if it's my new dependency on coffee or truth in the importance of consuming something within ~3-4 hours of waking up, but I def couldn't skip breakfast without it & function 100%.