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Confessions of a Non-Breakfaster

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Yes, itís true. Sporadically throughout my SP journey and now, every day for the last month or so, I no longer eat breakfast. I didnít want to admit it, especially to my BLC team (Warriors!) because I thought Iíd get tsk, tsk and finger shaking. ďBreakfast is the most important meal of the day!Ē ďPeople who are the most successful at losing weight always eat breakfast!Ē ďYour body needs to fuel up first thing!Ē ďIf you donít eat breakfast youíll be so hungry you go over your calorie quota later!Ē

Iíve read all these things time and time again on SP and anywhere else Iíve read about losing weight. However, Iíve 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 donít eat breakfast.

There is a popular thread in the Diet & Nutrition forum right now ďAnyone else have problems eating breakfast?Ē. PEEJMA just posted this link to an article which I feel really vindicates my non-breakfasting!
well.blogs.nytimes.com/2
013/09/10/myths-surround-b
reakfast-and-weight/?_r=0


Iím not sure why I was so timid in admitting I donít eat breakfast. Iím usually quite happy to buck the trends!
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A-STRONGER-ME 9/26/2013 7:09PM

    Well I do believe all those things you were afraid you would hear but I think the answer is more in WHAT you eat. I cannot eat grains or a lot of fruit - it MUST be higher in protein.

And when have you ever been afraid of what the Warriors would say?? emoticon

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LADYJ6942 9/24/2013 1:24PM

    i LIKE MY BREAKFAST BUT THATNKS TO MY TRAINER i ACTUALLY WAIT UNTIL i FEEL HUNGRY VS EATING JUST CUZ i SHOULD. i FOCUS ON MAKING SURE MY BODY IS HUNGRY AND WANTS IT. wE ARE ALL DIFFERENT AND DO WHAT WORKS BEST FOR US. oUR WEIGHT LOSE JOURNEY ISN'T AN EXACT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM AS IT IS A SCIENCE AND THAT MEANS IT IS FULL OF TRIALS AND ERRORS AND RESTARTS.

gOOD LUCK!


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NHES220 9/24/2013 12:36PM

    I think everyone has to figure out what works best for them. If that is what works for you, go for it!
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BATCHICK 9/24/2013 12:27PM

    I'm with my fellow chick, OFFICECHIK, the real key to weight loss is to listen to your body and find something that works for you. People want to believe that if they find the right source (SP) for information they can follw it and lose no matter what. But the truth is taking in info and looking at it critically and fitting it into what works for you is the real path to your best chance at weight loss.
Thanks for sharing something controversial.

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TERI-RIFIC 9/24/2013 11:38AM

    I consider 10 AM breakfast.

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OFFICECHIK 9/24/2013 11:34AM

    I think each person has to find what works for their body and their mindset. There is no plan that works for every single person. I'm sure they are folks that would say they couldn't possibly skip breakfast but find it easy to skip dinner or just have an evening snack. I know of folks that skip lunch but have to have their breakfast and dinner. The key to losing weight is less calories in, more calories out with added exercise. How we design that method is an individual, customized plan. Bravo to you if this plan is working for you. Don't feel bad or guilty when everything in print is telling you it won't work but your body is telling you that it does work. Just keep up the good work. emoticon

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BROWNSUGAR2828 9/24/2013 11:27AM

    I have that problem sometimes but not very often. I'm pretty good about eating 3 meals and 1 snack a day, especially when I plan ahead!

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