I skipped breakfast for 3 weeks - and it made me save money, drink more water, eat less, and crave healthier food
Apr 3, 2018, 20:23 IST
With growing evidence suggesting there are real health benefits to fasting, I decided to make a small tweak to my daily routine by skipping breakfast for two weeks to see how — or if — it had any impact.
Because I wasn't eating until noon, I had to rely on coffee to get me through the mornings — but my intake didn't change.
This was perhaps because I was drinking almost a gallon of water a day.
The stomach growling was embarrassingly loud...
...And it didn't stop during week 2, which was just as hard as week one.
Fasting was really, really hard the morning after a few drinks...
...Or the morning after a workout.
Still, I found that I was saving money.
It also made me more mindful about what I was putting in my body...
...And I ate less overall.
Weekends were generally easier than weekdays.
I turned a corner in week 3.
After my experiment I rewarded my efforts with breakfast from Pret — and it made me feel bloated, tired and more hungry.
Skipping breakfast has changed the way I eat — and it's had other benefits, too.