3 Important Reasons to SKIP Breakfast

  • Published on Apr 1, 2019
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    In this video, Dr. Berg talks about the 3 reasons why you should skip your breakfast.
    1. Slows Metabolism (Fat Burning)
    2. Breaks Fast - eating stimulate insulin
    3. Typical Foods - Low Blood Sugar - hunger after 90 minutes of eating and night cravings
    Benefits of Intermittent Fasting
    • Autophagy - recycling action of the cells.
    • New Brain Cells
    • Anti-inflammatory effect
    • Repair
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    Dr. Berg, 53 years of age is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of The New Body Type Guide and other books published by KB Publishing. He has taught students nutrition as an adjunct professor at Howard University. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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Comments • 1 137

  • Kamil's View
    Kamil's View 4 days ago

    Instead of some arbitrary time, can say how many hours after getting up?

  • Tanya Artiaga
    Tanya Artiaga 5 days ago

    Well I have been having oatmeal for breakfast the past couple of weeks. I thought it was good eating breakfast with oatmeal 🤔. I guess I’ll change than now.

  • Petrea Potlog
    Petrea Potlog 11 days ago

    I am 18 years old and i am not like super skinny but i almost don't have any additional fat, so...should i skip breakfast at my age and considering the fact that i am skinny ?

  • PepSophia
    PepSophia 18 days ago

    I’m not sure how to avoid breakfast , I go to school at 8am in the morning and only come back home for lunch around 3pm and I skip lunch at school because it’s too early. I feel like I’m forced to eat breakfast because that the only other time I eat for the day. And I can’t eat at night because you seem against it. Dr. Berg what is your advice? Because it’s winter break and I need to recover from some weight gain and plus maintain it during my time at school. Hopefully you’ll know the answer!

  • Bad Boy
    Bad Boy 26 days ago +1

    Guess what i wake up in afternoon...

  • Hiwa Jalal
    Hiwa Jalal 29 days ago

    breakfast is the most important meal of the day
    - Cereal Companies

  • Rishi Bhor
    Rishi Bhor 2 months ago

    What if i want to build muscle

  • Key Limepie
    Key Limepie 2 months ago

    Dr Berg, after having watched many of your videos and taken onboard all that applies to me on your advice, this is what I do:
    1) No coffee on empty stomach in the morning but a spoon of liquid cod liver oil.
    2) Then after shaving and shower and dressing, I eat small portion of sauerkraut in order to kill bad bacteria and promote healthy gut.
    3) At 11 am I eat semi soft boiled eggs, bacon or with avocado and pea+ mint soup.
    4) Throughout day I drink only water but keep green tea sachets at work and peppermint tea.
    5) Dinner will be proteins such as chicken breast, pork chops, various fish, plus potassium rich veggies some steamed some raw.
    6) On Friday night I go bad and buy a 6 pack sometimes 12 of beer, then either family bucket KFC, or 2 burger king whoppers & fries, or huge pizza. The next day I feel fine. Its only if I'm bad 2 days in a row that I then feel awful and lethargic and feel it in my joints and puffiness in my face.
    7) I also threw away my thiazide based blood pressure pills since I was having palpitations and arythmia which the doctor ignored and couldn't explain but which you did so expertly and my symptoms vanished in 3 days!! Thank you!

  • Sam Sharman
    Sam Sharman 2 months ago

    Break-fast! Ha it's just dawned on me what the word actually means 😆

    • Sam Sharman
      Sam Sharman 2 months ago

      So breakfast is still the most important meal of the day, as it's my only meal of the day.. consumed between 5-7pm 😁

  • Private Suzie
    Private Suzie 2 months ago

    I am confused. I have been reading that a study of women showed more effective weight loss if you skip dinner.
    Also someone else said morning is the beginning of your circadian rhythm and is best time to eat ...a window of 12noon to 4/5 pm is where I landed, but I am often eating to get calories in otherwise I am only consuming 600 or 800 a day and then hungry late at night...my heart meds make it a puzzle too!
    I am not really keto as I dont measure ketones, maybe more LCHF and recently gave up dairy and no more occasional wine. It is hard to not fill in with cheese, but want to see if it helps my pain.

  • bailey9r
    bailey9r 2 months ago +1

    I NEVER skip breakfast as I think it IS the most important meal of the day! I eat it at 3PM everyday till about 3:45 when I fast till 3 the next day when I break fast again. :

  • Lucas Don’t Give Up
    Lucas Don’t Give Up 3 months ago

    I’m 9, and I skip breakfast, is this ok for me?

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC
      Dr. Eric Berg DC  3 months ago

      Hi! Hope this helps:

  • Dude PlusOne
    Dude PlusOne 3 months ago

    By the way, just to be honest
    Prophet MOHAMMAD said so about it 1400 ago
    Also old arabs used to say
    We are a ppl never eat unless we starving, and when we consume food never reach full stomach.
    Peace n best regards

  • a j
    a j 3 months ago

    Your title and thumbnail shows skip breakfast. All doctors and specialists says don't skip breakfast.

  • K K
    K K 3 months ago

    Intermittent fasting means just maintaining a time gap of 16 hours from our last supper ? But the thing is , while doing intermittent fasting , should we be sedantary(just laying in bed/couch) or should we lead an active life style like going for a walk/gym ??

  • William Lau
    William Lau 3 months ago

    The right foods, but not high carb stuff, is the appropriate breakfast. Not necessary to eat full. First thing is to drink warm water, and I drink gogiberry water. As we know, our bodies are undergoing repair or resetting growth over the sleeping nights based on normal human clock. Therefore, breakfast (not necessary first thing in morning) is important. A popular religion has the guideline for a meal in a day before noon. Overfeeding is like taking heavy overdose of poisons. Longitivity is eating less (relative to full eating), but more healthy variaty foods.

  • PMO
    PMO 3 months ago

    Three other reasons: (1) it's too early for food, (2) it's not a break, and (3) it's too fast.

  • Dhanushka Kodituwakku
    Dhanushka Kodituwakku 3 months ago

    Have to show this to my mom.

  • Jonathan Fields
    Jonathan Fields 3 months ago

    As a bodybuilder trying to gain muscle, should I skip breakfast?

  • Rell Ma
    Rell Ma 3 months ago

    I just wish my mom can understand English and watch THIS!!

  • Isaac McMaster
    Isaac McMaster 4 months ago

    I don't agree with this, I've been eating breakfast for 14 years and it has not been slowing down my metabolism

  • Lola Lola
    Lola Lola 5 months ago

    Watched this on my way to eat breakfast...I’ve been on keto for three weeks now and if truth be told I have been nervous to skip my first meal but I’m not even hungry yet so I’m gonna give it a go. 🤞🏾

  • 91yellowsubmarine91
    91yellowsubmarine91 6 months ago

    It’s good to know that skipping breakfast is a good thing. I don’t get hungry until 3-4 PM sometimes and have been told by a couple family members how important it is to eat in the mornings.

  • Sherry Hodapp
    Sherry Hodapp 6 months ago

    The 192 dislikes have to be people that didn’t try it consistently. This advice is critical

  • محمود دعبس
    محمود دعبس 6 months ago

    How can I do intermittent fasting when I need a high protein intake to build muscle? How to reconcile it?

  • C.A O
    C.A O 7 months ago

    Hi Dr. Please can you also talk about breakfast only intermittent fasting. Thanks.

  • LowerThird
    LowerThird 7 months ago

    i’m 16 and i heard intermitt fasting makes you grow taller. Is this for me??

  • Lemery Yuman
    Lemery Yuman 8 months ago

    Why my stomach hurts when i eat breakfast..?

  • Amar Duratovic
    Amar Duratovic 8 months ago

    Does breakfast tea count as breakfast because of the milk in the tea? I need the caffeine in the morning.

  • James Cutter
    James Cutter 8 months ago

    I'm gonna start an 18-6. I noticed that when i skip breakfast My gut feels so much clearer and doesn't feel like I'm carrying extra weight in my stomach all day

  • Fat Caulifairy
    Fat Caulifairy 8 months ago

    I start my working day with coffee butter coconut oil and Stevia.. I consider that fasting because is keto, and I stay fasting until 6pm

  • Sally Dela cruz
    Sally Dela cruz 8 months ago

    I rather skip dinner than breakfast...

  • Jan Mueller
    Jan Mueller 8 months ago

    Agree 100 % !

  • paul sawczyc
    paul sawczyc 8 months ago

    Every time you skip a meal you save money.

  • Hanz Berger
    Hanz Berger 8 months ago

    The only 2 meals I can control is breakfast and lunch. Control meaning time. My job doesn't allow me to get home at the same time every night. So say I did eat lunch around 12-1, I may not eat again until 8 sometimes. Anyone have any suggestions? I could push lunch to 2-3, but I do a physical type job. I'm assuming I would be very very hungry by then by skipping breakfast.

    • Deirdre Morris
      Deirdre Morris 8 months ago

      The people below your comment said they just skipped dinner. I make my husband a huge breakfast and pack him a hearty keto like lunch and snacks bc of his work schedule. All of the health stuff is very challenging. But he cannot Not eat a big breakfast....and lunch time isnt long enough...

  • Sharath P
    Sharath P 8 months ago

    But Dr Berg if you are working out in the morning it is must you need to eat your break fast any alternative on this one will be much appreciated.

  • Alex Gaytan
    Alex Gaytan 8 months ago

    Can I have water or coffee with heavy cream while fasting??

    • Lee S
      Lee S 8 months ago +1

      I go by a more strict water only rule. I agree that black coffee is okay but any dairy will mess with the fast and should start insulin production

    • Lee S
      Lee S 8 months ago

      @George Ibrahim yes to clarify the cream is the problem

    • George Ibrahim
      George Ibrahim 8 months ago +2

      Alex Gaytan black coffee definitely doesn’t break your fast I always have it. If you add butter or cream it has a bit of calories which might slightly break the fast.

    • Alex Gaytan
      Alex Gaytan 8 months ago

      Who is right?

    • George Ibrahim
      George Ibrahim 8 months ago +1

      Alex Gaytan should only be black coffee

  • Amy Wardle
    Amy Wardle 8 months ago

    I've recently been having a much lighter breakfast and been feeling so much better for it but think I will try not eatting until lunchtime 😊 hopefully I can do it. It might take a little bit but praying I can do it, thanks Dr Eric Berg 😊🖒

  • Ben Stil
    Ben Stil 8 months ago


  • LSK Kozlowski
    LSK Kozlowski 8 months ago +1

    According to Dr. Victor Longo people who skip breakfast have a high rate of gallstones. Have you followed his work?

  • Wayne Sowerby
    Wayne Sowerby 8 months ago


  • Constantia de Gier
    Constantia de Gier 8 months ago +1

    😂 I have a idea.
    Why not stop eating at all?

  • Matěj Pešl
    Matěj Pešl 8 months ago

    Should I not eat breakfast even when I'm not trying to lose weight? (When maintaining?)

    • ShinkuRED
      ShinkuRED 8 months ago

      @Matěj Pešl I'm 17 and I do it. It should be fine but if you don't feel good then probably stop

    • Matěj Pešl
      Matěj Pešl 8 months ago

      @ShinkuRED should I do it when I'm not adult yet?

    • ShinkuRED
      ShinkuRED 8 months ago

      Yes. It stimulates human growth hormone. It can help put on weight (muscle mass) from what I've seen. If you're trying to maintain weight then I don't think it would make a difference if you aren't changing your exercise routine

  • Billy Babu The Story teller

    Food for thought.
    Billy Babu The story teller

  • Gabriel Guzman
    Gabriel Guzman 8 months ago

    I don't start eating until noon or 1pm after I wake up.

    BIG ROB FITNESS 8 months ago

    This doesn’t work for everyone. We are all different with different bodies and goals

    BIG ROB FITNESS 8 months ago

    I don’t agree with this if your a bodybuilder, weight lifter, powerlifter or any type of athlete

  • Stormie33
    Stormie33 8 months ago

    Skipping breakfast is definitely ideal if you're doing IF compared to the alternative. After just a few weeks of 16/8 I find I rarely notice any hunger before 11 now and even that first grumbling usually goes away within a few minutes and I can push on into the early afternoon fairly easily. I may even try closing my eating window further in another week or two, to 18/6.

  • Magnificent Birb
    Magnificent Birb 8 months ago +1

    Screw eating routine
    Only eat when you're hungry!

  • SHK
    SHK 8 months ago

    Islam Wins!!! This is what Muslims do in month of Ramadan every year. Maybe we do all follow it as healthily as we should but it was intended to do a greater good for us.

  • Eradicate999
    Eradicate999 8 months ago

    When I was a kid I wasn't a fan of Breakfast, or afternoon nap (After Lunch).

  • baloch4art
    baloch4art 9 months ago

    Keep doing good work Doc!

  • paperchain 123
    paperchain 123 9 months ago +1

    Absolute crap. You don't know what you are talking about. Really very dangerous advice.

    • Humming Bird
      Humming Bird 8 months ago

      Medical schools unfortunately, do not teach nutrition.

      We are insulin sensitive in the morning and insulin insensitive in the evening. There is a lot common sense in "eat bf like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper".

  • 7Suave
    7Suave 9 months ago +1

    Will I loose muscle mass doing this ??

    • An88
      An88 8 months ago

      it's all about calories, you can add them to the lunch or dinner

  • AG AG
    AG AG 9 months ago

    Doc, what if you dont want to lose weight?

  • Shashikant Jadhav
    Shashikant Jadhav 9 months ago

    2 times in a week, I have started to Skip my breakfast and feeling the effect of intermittent fasting , thanks Doc. Berg

  • Fernando Lessa
    Fernando Lessa 9 months ago

    I'm a gym athlete and SIR! I've never ever reached the aesthetics i'm getting since I've found your channel! I'm endomorph and i was negligent with eating, binge eating, I was always out of definition, but when i discovered your channel Doc, i'm getting so much definition and so much eating reeducation! Girls started to look at me etc, can't say how tankful i'm for these videos, very useful to gym athlete

  • John Sullivan - Ground Zero Ministries

    My first calories in the day are protein. I put that off as long as possible. I’m a bodybuilder so I don’t want my body to start devouring my mussel.

  • cranman C
    cranman C 9 months ago

    Hell No!

  • binboda
    binboda 9 months ago

    You mention arthritis and I have it, currently going through a flare-up. Not eating is very detrimental to me bc food serves as an important fuel while there is active inflammation going on in my body. Without food I waste away. The only reason I was able to get discharged from the hospital is bc I started eating a lot and regularly. If I start fasting, I’ll end up back there again. I don’t mean to question your expertise, but is it a good idea to be recommending this to people who have diseases like arthritis?
    Also what about people with gastritis? In my past experience fasting only exacerbated the problems with my stomach lining.
    Also what about acne and how it worsens during fasts due to the increase in stress hormones?
    I appreciate the benefits of intermittent fasting, I lost weight in the past via this method but I believe it isn’t for everyone. Again, please note I don’t mean to be rude.