Yes! I think it's key that we don't eat "diet meals". No snacks means the 3 plates have to be substantial enough to hold us for hours. I'm focused on making sure I get some protein and fat with every meal...I think it helps!!
A breakfast that sticks with me consists of fried egg whites & fresh veggies &/or fruits - if a sliced apple, then I spread a small amount of peanut butter (ground peanuts with nothing added) on a few of the slices. I know each body works differently; however, you may wish to try this. If you choose to do so, I sure do hope it works for you.
My step mom was Italian and her parents owned an Italian bar/cafe. So I was exposed to really good Italian food but strangely don't love it like a lot of people. I don't like tomatoes and am not a fan of red sauce. I do prefer homemade pasta and my mom and, of course, my step mom's family made that but commercial pasta doesn't appeal to me as much as it does some people. My hubby makes fantastic homemade bread but, thankfully, not very often.
Bread is so much a part of our culture. Growing up we actually didn't eat much bread, nor things like cereal, doughnuts, milkshakes, etc. My mom didn't fix stuff like that and I was thin all my life until after menopause. At some point carbs crept in and now I'm a ball of lard. LOL.
I'm afraid I'll be too wordy for a status comment: I have breakfast around 6 a.m., and lunch can be iffy ... I try to hit around 11:15 or 11:30, but with constant traffic, lunch is pretty disorganized for me. Plus I am at my hungriest in the morning. What works for me: 1. I have to have protein at breakfast. An egg (it's worth the time to stave off hunger) or 1/2 cup of cottage cheese or small unsweetened yogurt are my three go-tos. I've also been known to eat 2.6 ounces of salmon (why be rigid about breakfast foods?). In addition to the protein source, my usual breakfast is 1/3 cup oatmeal, 1 ounce raisins, and 1/3 cup milk. Sometimes I'll eat a banana as well. 2. Most work days, I have a morning snack of 3 dried apricots, .5 ounce walnuts, and an ounce of cheese. This holds me until a lunch opportunity arrives. 3. Although I am hungry in the morning, if I've had my good breakfast and that snack, it's usually emotions driving me to eat more. Frustration with work, or anxiety about it, can propel me toward bad choices. I keep sugarless gum handy (better choice than the candy machine!) to try to stay on track. I'm also trying to increase my morning water. Hope something in all of that is of use to you. Good luck with the long stretch between breakfast and lunch!