In my new book, The 8-Hour Diet, I'm proposing something that may sound a little radical: Skipping breakfast may be the key to skipping a lot of things -- excess weight, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and premature death, among them. How are you going to do all that, simply by pushing away from the breakfast buffet? By engaging an amazing process called "hormesis." Scientists tell us that if you challenge your body, the way you do with a 16-hour fast, it responds by preferentially burning fat, sharpening your mind, tuning up your heart, and turning on the human growth hormone jets. Cool, right?Some of what he said sounded contradictory to me--maybe you'll do a better job of understanding!
Which leads me back to breakfast, and why it's important to skip it.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Resolved To Lose Weight?
Maybe the science isn't settled: