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    I've researched this extensively, and one of the most interesting studies I found stated that it 72hrs of no food before you start to see a drop in your BMR (basal metabolic rate), . Still, in the first 24-48hrs the BMR actually increases.

    All information and studies have been based around noticing if people 'starve' themselves, i.e. skip breakfast on purpose. They make unhealthy choices when they do eat, which leads to weight gain. There are also lots of studies around does it actually matter if you eat 1200 calories in one sitting or over the course of day and the general answer is no as long as over the day you are at a calorie deficit you will lose weight and as long as you are eating it will not affect your BMR. It takes long term extreme calorie restriction to lower your BMR.

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      So you're saying that starvation mode actually doesn't kick in for days and having a coffee for breakfast, doing cardio and eating healthy food later is going to be beneficial?


        My point exactly. If you're not losing weight on low calorie there are other things going on, not this fictional starvation mode though you do have to be careful not to lower your BMR too much.


    It was a huge relief for me to hear research that shows breakfast isn't necessary. I always had to force-feed myself breakfast to adhere to the three meals a day guidelines. How silly is that!? If you love breakfast and are actually hungry, then, by all means, you should eat. I am learning to listen to my body.

    I'm not sure about the science behind it. But can tell you I've lost almost 100# since only eating dinner and doing BPC for breakfast, and working out. Before keto, I had tried everything, even the 5x a day eating, and NOTHING worked. I gained weight on a few of those plans.


    I just started watching videos by Dr. Jason Fung, and he explains everything! He cites research that shows eating breakfast in the morning is nothing more than breaking a fast and you can do that any time of day, it doesn't have to be in the morning. His videos are great!!!!

    He has a book called Obesity code and tells where we introduced the food pyramid and carbs etc. in society. He is a kidney doctor who went in search of his questions. He aids in caring for those who have type 1&2 diabetes. As you learn, be patient with your self it is a lot to absorb, but when you finally get it, you will be ticked and move to a healthier way of living.



    Skipping meals and fasting are two very different things. Skipping meals usually results in eating less calories, which leads to binge eating, etc. Fasting is controlled and accounted for. Also, on a higher carb diet skipping meals can screw with blood sugar leading to weight gain.

    You are choosing not to eat for a set period of time, and you are eating for a set period. This you are in control. And when you are eating, you are eating KETO within your macros set at a calorie deficit. The skipping meals idea comes from eating high carb, which spikes the insulin. The KETO way doesn't give that spike, so rather than needing more carbs for fuel, and we use our fat stores instead. 

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