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JILLO137 SparkPoints: (8,170)
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1/25/13 11:40 P

Thanks so much for the answers and advices!

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1/25/13 3:33 P

Many people who don't like the thought of breakfast when they get up end up enjoying it. It might be to give yourself a break of 1/2 hr - 1hr before eating. It may be that you start off with just a piece of toast with a little jam or peanut butter on it. In time you may find that you can extend it - perhaps a wholegrain cereal with a little fruit, or banana mashed onto toast and a little cinnamon sprinkled over it. This too is a 'baby steps' approach whereby we can train our mind/body to get around these stumbling blocks.

Most of my breakfasts are around 300 calories and my 2 other mains usually between 350 and 450 cal's. The balance is taken up with healthy snacks - often 3-4 or them - including before I go to bed. Give it time and you will get the hang of what works best for you.

Kris

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1/25/13 2:52 P

Thank you so much for your answer! I heard already so many times how important breakfast is, I'll definitely start to eat breakfast. I think one of my fears is, that if I eat breakfast I already consumed "so many" calories just after I got up. But I'm sure I'll find a way to manage my not exsisting appetite and fears. =)

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1/25/13 11:01 A

Breakfast is such an important meal. I would venture to say it is the most important meal of the day. Studies have shown that people who are overweight generally skip breakfast for one reason or another and that people who do eat breakfast have a higher success rate in losing weight.

I do know where you are coming from because I used to be the same. I thought I wasn't hungry and only wanted a coffee first thing in the morning. I did start "forcing" myself to eat. I started out small with just Multigrain Cheerios and blueberries. Much to my own surprise, I managed to finish every bite and I had never realized that my body was in starvation mode first thing in the morning because it knew it wouldn't be fed until later. I was actually hurting my weight loss. Once I starting eating breakfast, I started feeling hungry in the morning. It was like my body realized that I wouldn't starve it anymore. I also started feeling less tired because I had fueled my body and now had more energy to start my day.

It really only makes sense. If we are hungry before we eat supper and usually that's a five-ish hour break between food, then wouldn't we expect to be hungry when we get up? If we stop eating around 8pm, and get up around 6:30am, that's 10 1/2 hours in between meals!

I guarantee you that if you start eating breakfast, not only will you get better results, but like me, you will start needing breakfast. Your body won't be in starvation mode any more and will start to function normally. You might actually decide you like it. Don't think of it as "forcing" yourself to eat, think of it as necessary fuel for the day.

Good luck!

JILLO137 SparkPoints: (8,170)
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1/25/13 9:52 A

Thank you for your answer... One of my biggest problems is, that I normally don't eat breakfast. I'm just not hungry at all in the morning, and the only thing I want is a coffee... I really don't wanna "force" myself to eat, that would feel totally wrong...

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1/24/13 9:52 P

Don't be too worried - it happens to a lot of us, and if you have changed a lot of things all at once, it is far more likely to happen. This is why it is best to take the Baby Steps route for our journey - slowly but surely is far better than rush at it like a bull-at-a-gate! Baby Steps means changing only one or two things at a time. It may be as simple as increasing your water consumption as you decrease your soda/juice consumption, and mobilizing a wee bit more during the day, and only when your mind/body is accustomed to the changes, adding something else to the mix.

Tomorrow is another day. Make sure that you start the day well, with a healthy, filling breakfast that is also not too light on calories, and then ensure that you do the same with lunch. This helps to save the over-eating issue which is so very common for people who don't eat much or wisely during the day!

Take care,
Kris

JILLO137 SparkPoints: (8,170)
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1/24/13 9:06 P

I'm so furstrated righ now... Today was the first time since I started with SP that I overate and couldn't control my evening-eating attacks.... I just hope I can get back on track tomorrow...

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