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.”