IF and skipping/delaying breakfast
I've got a question about breakfast and CW. I'm not sure if CW is leading me astray on this one or not.
Basically I've had it drummed into my head that YOU MUST EAT BREAKFAST. You must must mustmustmust eat it within an hour of waking up. Or ELSE!
I know a lot of people don't bother with breakfast because they aren't hungry in the morning, and that this is (via CW) very very BAD! Over years and years of obediently following this rule, I have trained myself to eat breakfast ASAP upon waking and I can stomach it okay.
I have reactive hypoglycemia and I basically feel a hell of a lot better when I DON'T eat. I'm not interested in starving myself, I understand that this is counterproductive to being healthy. But I also am finding that I, frankly, enjoy fasting. I enjoy not having to eff around with my blood sugar for a few hours first thing in the morning.
I suffer from depression and take tryptophan supplements- so far, to reasonable success. Ironically, I find that if I fast in the morning (so far for about 4-5hrs) and drink black tea with steiva AND take tryptophan, I'm a lot less anxious. Odd, given that caffeine and the dopamine reaction I personally have to the stevia both are BAD for serotonin levels. But the fact that I'm not eating anything means that the trytophan in the supplement has an even easier time getting into my brain.
I'm also a freelance designer and illustrator. Having the first few hours of the day to just drink black tea and listen to the radio and get some good focused drawing work done would be great.
So, my question is:
Is is REALLY REALLY BAD for me to delay breakfast? Everything CW has told me says that it is. I suppose I should also see if I end up overeating later in the day to compensate- that obviously isn't what I want either.
But I can see arguments both for this being typical CW misinformation or sensible health advice. So, I wanted to ask the knowledgable people here.
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