In large parts of the world, going to be hungry is a normal occurrence. In more advanced countries, we use it as a threat against our kids. And yet, we must consider that our ancient ancestors probably went to bed hungry at least every once in a while.
So it shouldn’t be such a foreign concept to us.
I’ve been following various intermittent fasting protocols for the past few years. But most of them don’t ask you to go to bed hungry. Fasting for 8 hours, 12 hours, 16 hours or even 24 hours is something most people can do without too much trouble.
But going to bed hungry is a major tripping point for most people.
To paraphrase Meatloaf (the singer): I would do anything for abs… but I won’t do that! And yet under the surface we all know the key to getting a body better than most is to push yourself to do the things that most people can’t or won’t consider.
Hence, going to bed hungry.
But it’s not just suffering for the sake of suffering. There are a surprising host of benefits.