Intermittent Fasting – Skipping Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight

Then I came across this article about Eat Stop Eat and I was hooked. So, I bought the ebook and signed up for Brad’s informative newsletter that arrives in my inbox 3 times a week.

And, I’m experimenting with intermittent fasting by extending the periods of time I go without food. Because we eat dinner pretty late, a few times a week I skip breakfast, only having coffee and water and try to make lunch as late as I can.

After years of following Weight Watchers, counting and tracking, and other more traditional forms of calorie restriction, I like the idea of having a little more freedom around what I eat in exchange for limiting when I eat. It’s a trade-off I’m willing to make. And I’m excited about the health benefits of intermittent fasting beyond weight loss.

I continue to read/study Eat Stop Eat and devour Brad Pilon’s “The Advocate” newsletter articles.

Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique Review & Explanation

If you want to lose weight and get healthy, I don’t think there’s a better approach around right now than Weight Watchers “Simply Filling plan. I was able to use what I learned from the Simply Filling approach as a launching pad to becoming what I consider a much more ‘normal eater.’

why I love weight watchers simply filling technique


Basically, Weight Watchers created a no-count technique for people who don’t like to calculate points and/or track. To follow it, eat from the list of Simply Filling Foods in your Pocket Guide, until you FEEL SATISFIED, NOT STUFFED. You don’t have to measure your food. You don’t have to count or track SmartPoints. You just have to stick with eating Simply Filling Foods.

Talk about simple. It doesn’t get much simpler than The Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique.

You can follow ‘Simply Filling’ for a day, a few days, a week or all the time. Whatever works for you.


Weight Watchers Simply Filling Technique

Intermittent Fasting – Skipping Breakfast Can Help You Lose Weight


As someone who has spent decades following the dietary mandate to always begin the day with breakfast, skipping it is a very big deal.

I’m a creature of habit and a “good girl” who tends to do what she is told.

I’ve been lectured on the importance of breakfast since I was a kid and had it reinforced as a lifetime Weight Watcher.

For the past several months I’ve been playing around with intermittent fasting (IF). Have you heard of it?

Lifetime Weight Watcher Experiments with Intermittent Fasting

Instead of focusing on “what to eat,” intermittent fasting (IF) focuses on “when to eat.” So, it’s really more of an an “eating pattern” than “diet” plan.

Many studies show that fasting can have powerful effects on your body and brain, and may even help you live longer. For example, here’s a Washington Post article on the link between fasting and breast cancer recurrence that really got my attention.

Lighter Thanksgiving Recipes for Weight Watchers

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love gathering with friends and family to enjoy great food and give thanks. Through the years I’ve been experimenting with ways to make lighter Thanksgiving recipes that don’t sacrifice taste. Some of my favorite simple strategies for lightening up classic recipes include:

Substituting naturally lowfat buttermilk or Greek yogurt for butter in the mashed potatoes.
Slimming down the pie(s) by skipping one or both crusts or by making a light cookie or graham crumb layer instead of a traditional pie crust.
Using all or part whole-wheat bread and substituting chicken broth for most of the butter in the stuffing.
Skimming most of the fat from the turkey drippings before making gravy.
Reducing the sugar in the cranberry sauce.