Confessions of a Non-Breakfaster
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Yes, it’s true. Sporadically throughout my SP journey and now, every day for the last month or so, I no longer eat breakfast. I didn’t want to admit it, especially to my BLC team (Warriors!) because I thought I’d get tsk, tsk and finger shaking. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” “People who are the most successful at losing weight always eat breakfast!” “Your body needs to fuel up first thing!” “If you don’t eat breakfast you’ll be so hungry you go over your calorie quota later!”
I’ve read all these things time and time again on SP and anywhere else I’ve read about losing weight. However, I’ve found for me, skipping breakfast is actually the key to staying in my calorie range.
I do sometimes get hungry early in the day, but if I ignore it, the hunger goes away until 10 or 11 when I have a small snack (yogurt or walnuts most frequently). Then I eat lunch at about noon and usually have another small snack in the afternoon. I eat most of my calories at dinner around 6.
Now get this: if I eat breakfast I am actually *hungrier* later in the day. If I skip breakfast, the hunger pangs are not nearly as bad AND my stomach fills up a lot faster when I do eat. And it is much, much easier for me to stay in my calorie range if I don’t eat breakfast.
There is a popular thread in the Diet & Nutrition forum right now “Anyone else have problems eating breakfast?”. PEEJMA just posted this link to an article which I feel really vindicates my non-breakfasting!
I’m not sure why I was so timid in admitting I don’t eat breakfast. I’m usually quite happy to buck the trends!