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No, Breakfast Is NOT the Most Important Meal of the Day--and Yet...

No, Breakfast Is NOT the Most Important Meal of the Day--and Yet...

When I ask my clients to fast for at least twelve hours daily and longer than that if they can, most look seriously distressed. And it’s not just the going-without-eating thing.

“What about breakfast?” they ask with worried faces.

I can’t take breakfast away from you. Literally. Breakfast is simply the meal that breaks your fast. If you eat (and I’m definitely not promoting that you give it up), you will inevitably eat breakfast. It just may be around noon.

That’s fine because there is no inherent time written into the word itself. It’s break-fast, not “morning-meal” or “food-upon-awakening.”

Why NOT Doing This is Key to Becoming a Natural Fat-Burner

Why NOT Doing This is Key to Becoming a Natural Fat-Burner

Last week you read about how changing up your diet can help you regain the metabolic flexibility to become a fat-burner—and this can happen even while you're sleeping.

What if I told you there’s another practice that develops this super power? (No, I’m not talking about exercise.)

Not only will this practice also not take any more time out of your busy day, it will also save you money.

Here’s a clue: Sometimes it isn’t what you do do, but what you don’t do, that has the desired effect.

(Have you figured it out yet?)

Want to Burn Body Fat While You Sleep? Now THAT'S a Real Super Power

Want to Burn Body Fat While You Sleep? Now THAT'S a Real Super Power

If you feel like there are certain squishy areas on your body that you’d rather have firm, you most likely schedule exercise into your life. You decide to go for a jog regularly or take a weekly cardio class. You might even get into building muscle, because you’re savvy enough to know that lean muscle mass raises your metabolism. Whatever it is you choose to do, you know that being active is key.

Well, guess what? You are missing a major opportunity—and it won’t take a single minute more out of your already-packed day.

Call it a super power or think of it as the ultimate way to multi-task, but it IS possible to burn your body fat while you sleep.

Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Really Consuming? It’s Probably More Than You Think

Do You Know How Much Sugar You’re Really Consuming? It’s Probably More Than You Think

Imagine this: Take a quarter measuring cup, fill it to the brim with sugar, and then eat the whole thing in one sitting. Delicious, right?

Disgusting is more like it. Even as an intensely sweet-toothed kid, I wouldn’t have been able to do it (a teaspoon was my crunchy, decadent limit). But guess what? That’s exactly how much sugar is in a 16-ounce Starbucks Iced Caramel Macchiato. Sweet drinks are one thing, but did you know that sugar is hiding in processed and packaged foods that aren’t remotely considered desserts or treats? Gulp.

No, You DON’T Need to Count Calories to Get the Body Shape You Want. Here’s What to Do Instead

No, You DON’T Need to Count Calories to Get the Body Shape You Want. Here’s What to Do Instead

You’ve heard it a million times. In order to lose weight, all you need to remember is that calories in should be less than calories out. It's another way of saying "Eat less, move more."

There’s a whole industry built around this belief. While some programs are finally breaking free from this paradigm, there are still plenty of books, apps, and websites dedicated to calorie-counting. Just the thought of having to keep a running tally of them is depressing.

Do you really believe your body is a simple account ledger with income on one side and expenses on the other? You–and your body–are more sophisticated than that. Read on.