Yesterday I decided that I was going to skip breakfast. For one reason I just wasn’t hungry and for another I wanted to give my body a break from eating. At around 10:00 AM I started to feel like I was hungry but forced myself to wait until lunchtime at 12:00 PM. The funny thing is that by waiting this extra 2 hours by the time it was time to eat I really wasn’t as hungry and ended up eating just half my lunch. Lunch was leftovers from the night before and was Chicken Marsala with fresh green beans and mushrooms. At around 3:00 PM I felt that hunger pang again but this time I ate a yogurt. Dinner wasn’t until 7:00 PM and was stuffed garden fresh peppers with basmati rice and grass fed ground beef with spices.
So this morning I can see that the morning fast did work as my body weight is reduced somewhat and eating rice at the end of the day caused my blood sugar to rise. So I learned from this that there is no scientific evidence that says that we should eat breakfast and waiting until you are really hungry gives the body a rest period or a mini fast to clean up and clear out whatever is left from the day prior. This little fast also forces the body to seek out alternative sources of energy in the body in the form of stored fat. This is where I felt hungry at 10:00 AM but didn’t eat until 12:00 PM. During that two hours my body switched over to utilizing fat for energy. I also learned that too many carbs before bed is not good for blood sugars. We do need a small amount to help us with the sleeping process, but too many will push a T2D’s sugar up during the night.
I am going to try this process once again today but will keep a close eye on my blood sugar to make sure it doesn’t go too low as I will be doing a small amount of cardio this morning. I am not setting out to skip breakfast each morning, but I will wait until I am really hungry before I eat. This should also give my overworked digestive system time to heal and get back into a healthy state.
Blood Sugar- 117, Weight- 178.2
Distance- 2.0 miles