As a kid, I got taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day with lots of carbs is supposed to give you a quick start.
Even when I started to work out, many experts emphasized the importance of having a big breakfast to not lose muscles (catabolic state).
Therefore, when I first switched to Intermittent Fasting (IF), I was more than just a little skeptical what it would do to my body. Will I lack energy in the morning? Will all my hard earned muscles disappear? Can I tolerate the hunger?
Spoiler alert: nothing of it happened. To the contrary actually;
I feel fit and mentally sharp throughout the whole morning without any downs.
After a little adjustment-phase, the hunger disappeared.
It is a great way to lose some extra pounds!
Let's go through the actual science behind fasting and cover the points:
- Fat loss
- Maintaining muscles
- Health benefits of fasting
- Fasting and the Microbiome
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