The way I understand it is that digestion is one of the most demanding tasks our bodies perform, transforming food into energy, enzymes, hormones, structural elements such as cell membranes, and separating and eliminating waste and toxins. It’s a full-time job, especially when we rarely stop eating.
With that in mind, it makes sense to me to give our bodies a break now and then, so attention can be taken off digestion and placed on repair and detoxification.
For this reason, I rarely eat breakfast, going from an evening meal to lunch the next day. But that’s me – not necessarily what’s right for you.