Surprisingly, the most popular breakfast choice was coffee or coffee mixed with fat.
Contradictory to what some people still think about coffee, it actually has many health benefits. Aside from simulating our mind and body, one cup of coffee contains high levels of antioxidants. It also has essential nutrients such as vitamin B5, B3, and B2, magnesium, potassium, and manganese.
By skipping breakfast and opting for just a coffee, you are engaging in a style of intermittent fasting and prolonging the fasted state your body enters when you sleep. By skipping breakfast, your body will begin to adapt and it will become very good at utilizing body fat for energy. This can make intermittent fasting an excellent tool for fat loss and weight management. It can also dramatically help with appetite control and large dips in energy levels throughout the day.
Since the body now knows how to utilize and burn body fat efficiently, it will start to use body fat as a secondary fuel source when there are no food calories left to burn. This ability helps to reduce hunger pangs and keep energy levels more stable.
The adding of fats to coffee such as cream, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, or MCT oil is also something that is becoming quite popular. Although you are technically breaking your fast by doing this, it can still be considered a style of intermittent fasting because since you are adding pure fat into a fat-burning metabolism, you will still remain in a fat-burning state. The benefits of mixing fat with coffee are that it can give you more energy in the form of calories, it can help reduce hunger pangs, and it won't take you out of a fat-burning state.