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My issue is that I'm not a morning person, I don't feel hungry within an hour of waking up so I don't care for breakfast before going to work, but I'm so busy when I'm at work that I don't notice I'm hungry until 11 and I'm tired/cranky/not performing well.

I can't stand oatmeal (something about the texture), but I've discovered I really like multigrain hot cereal. It's pretty much the same as oatmeal, but chewier and somehow more appealing to me. Between 9 and 10, I get away from my desk to throw 2 packets in a cup and add some hot water, set it down on my desk. I think just seeing it on my desk prompts my appetite, so I usually get a spoonful or two in between calls / mulling over spreadsheets. It keeps me fueled and full until lunch!

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After you make yourself eat breakfast for a few weeks, you'll look forward to it and realize it helps you stay on track. For me, protein is the most important part of breakfast, if I eat something like just oatmeal, I'm hungry again too quickly. Keep trying, you'll eventually love it. emoticon



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I have started eating (drinking) chocolate milk every morning. I can stretch it out by sipping on it, so it seems like I'm eating a lot! And it helps me get my protein for the day. :)



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I have struggled my entire life to eat breakfast regularly.
When I do eat a light breakfast I feel better throughout the day + I get less headaches.



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I used to eat breakfast habitually even when I wasn't hungry. Now I love the notion (and the experience) of intermittent fasting from about 10pm to 1pm or later. I get more done in the morning if I don't interrupt it with food. Then I enjoy "brunch" when I eventually get to it. Someday, when I finish off-loading these extra 70 pounds I've been lugging around, I may resume a breakfast habit. Not soon.


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emoticon Here are my 2 cents worth. I wake up closer to lunch than breakfast, eat lunch and dinner then have a healthy snack before bed to take my meds. This works for me.



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Ok, so the professionals all say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Have you every looked at our breakfast? It seems like (eggs, bacon or sausage, potatoes, & white bread toast with butter & jelly), this breakfast is high in cholesterol! But the alternative is that if we skip breakfast we tend to eat junk, until the next meal, or we eat later at nite, or snack more. A healthy breakfast( oats, protein, fruit, vegetables) is good for your body whether you like it or not. You have to feed the machine what it need to survive the on slot of disease, aging, toxins, ect.. If you give it what it needs it functions normal. It is virtually impossible to give your body all the nutrients it need in two or one meal a day. And zipping around on energy drinks, pop, tea, or coffee is not the way to go either. Not saying that you are a junk foodie! So, choose your poison! Even popping a lot of vitamins don't replace the benefit of eating real food.

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No MYTH! Your body won't go into "starvation mode" until 36-48 hrs with 0 calories and breakfast does NOT jump start the metabolism.



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I don't eat breakfast. I do daily 16 hr intermittent fasting instead. Do not believe the "breakfast is the most important meal" bull.



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I never cared for breakfast or breakfast foods, never in my whole life. However, I learned that I can't make it through until lunch time without some kind of nourishment so I have forced myself to have something in the mornings. I am pretty sure I don't feel anything close to hunger until I have been awake 2-3 hours. I never have eaten a whole lot in the mornings and probably nevel will.



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i used to have problems of a morning eating breakfast mainly cos i wasn't hungry. So i started making myself drink one of those meal replacements shakes of a morning. then i moved onto half a cup of cereal with skim milk each morning. now i happily eat breakfast of a morning. try building yourself up to eat breakfast. i find i need to eat breakfast now to get me through the day wheres as dinner is always light.



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I am never hungry in the morning.

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I was thinking about you last night and it occurred to me that you might have a mild form of heartburn that causes mild nausea rather than outright burning in the morning. I have GERD and it started out this way. You might try an over the counter heartburn medication about 20 minutes before you try to eat. If this rings a bell for you, It's a good idea to talk to a doctor about heartburn; sometimes it's serious.

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Not me...I love breakfast.

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Try drinking a Glucerna shake made for diabetics. (They're good!) Don't eat breakfast; drink it!

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I was saying like several others here that I almost vomit if i try and eat before 9:30. I don't think a lot of people can relate to this at all!
I wasn't debating the metabolism correlation. Just the part that says you can't mentally function without breakfast I know in my case simply was not true.


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Breakfast will kick the metabolism in ........... the body will start burning calories/ without it, the body thinks we are putting it in starvation mode and metabolism will S-L-O-W down ........ (scientifically proven) ........

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I have felt like I was the only one that can hardly stomach breakfast. Everyone says how it's better for you and you don't do well in school etc. I say baloney! I was valedictorian of my class having never eaten breakfast once in my high school career! Like all of you said if I eat breakfast I am hungry again by 9.

Edited by: CTOMEK1-123 at: 9/28/2013 (13:34)
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I always have bread or sandwich for breakfast. It's easy to take out. sometimes I havee an egg with.



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Yes, but then I started eating my homemade low carb, high fat protein smoothies. Drinking breakfast is easier for me. They are much easier on my tummy.



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There are some weeks, I will eat breakfast every day, then for some reason, I start not eating breakfast. If I know I am going to be away from home for a long period of time during the day, I will eat. Then there are days if I eat breakfast, that may be all I eat. emoticon



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Oh I so hate having to eat breakfast.... ughhhhhhhh I hate getting up and having to stuff food in my face to me that is not the way to start a morning.... give me some time and then... then I will eventually eat something... Also, I have a late lunch (3:00pm) If I eat breakfast, I am STARVING by 11:00am or noon, and then I cant focus :(



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I've always had problems eating breakfast when it's too early in the morning for me, which is usually 5 am but that was mostly in high school nerves emoticon Many years later though I still seem to have the problem of eating within that first hour. What I do is eat shortly after 6am 'cause I find myself ravenous with hunger and also so I can exercise better first thing in the morning emoticon



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Most of my life I have not been a breakfast eater but a few years ago, before getting serious about a lifestyle/eating change this is one change I made. From all that I had read I was convinced it was one of the keys to a healthier me. It was a slow and imperfect process and trial and error to find out what worked for me but I hung in there. A year and a half ago when I did begin a serious healthy eating plan that foundation was already laid and it was one thing I did not have to focus on.

On days when I am rushed I grab a protein bar and sometimes a fruit and eat it on the way to work along with my morning coffee. I try to always keep some kind of protein bar on hand. It not only helps with getting my breakfast in on these days but it also provides a quick snack and has often kept me away from higher calories items. (For me, protein is what really satisfies so I go for the higher protein bars and it also helps when I have a sweet tooth.)

I do eat breakfast very early on work days and then have a snack of fruit, string cheese, yogurt or something else between 9 & 10 am.

Ultimately, I think you have to figure out what works for you and whatever helps keep you on track is the most important.

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I've had problems eating breakfast in the morning since I was in high school. Sometimes even a glass of water is too much and I'll get super nauseous. Over time though I've been able to train my stomach to handle it. I started off with just a piece of multi-grain toast with nothing on it at first and have slowly been able to build myself up to more. I found herbal tea in the mornings was really helpful for when water would make me nauseous.

Like many have mentioned I also had a tendency to skip breakfast because once I had eaten a little bit my appetite was awakened and couldn't be tamed and I'd end up starving for hours until lunch time. What I do now is eat like a hobbit and have 2nd breakfast. I start off with oatmeal with milk and little bit of maple syrup and then head off for work or school. Once there I eat my homemade yogurt cup with about 1/2 cup fat/pectin/sugar/etc-free yogurt and an extra small banana and some frozen berries. Sometimes I'll add in some homemade low-sugar oat granola in as well. A good tip for this is if you prepare the yogurt at night and then just toss in the frozen berries/banana in the morning. That way it's super easy and keeps the yogurt cold as well.

I've found the most important things for me are eating more frequently while limiting my sugar intake and upping my fibre/protein intake that way I stay full longer and don't go through the sugar rush and then crash that is so common with many "healthy" breakfast foods like smoothies (I've created what I call a power punch smoothie though which has yogurt, crushed walnuts, and cottage cheese which yields about 20g of protein and I'll usually pair that with some plain toast).



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I've always had trouble eating breakfast, I'm just not really hungry in the morning. Just in case it IS healthier to eat breakfast, I gulp down about 6 ounces of water mixed with a protein/carb powder that gives me 10 grams of protein to start the day off.Maybe it helps, maybe not, but I feel I'm covered!



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I have never ever been a breakfast person, sometimes it nauseates me. Since I've tried to be healthier I force myself to have a banana with my coffee and after a couple weeks of that, I have added a yogurt as well.

My big issue is when I am at work I don't always get an opportunity to eat lunch, and after eating breakfast I find I am starving for lunch! Then I end up feeling crappy all day.

I'm told that's because my metabolism is gearing up - who knows? I'm trying to eat it anyway.

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OK Judy, now I'm hungry!! Great reply. I eat breakfast every day too -- couldn't imagine going without it, since I always wake up hungry -- but my difficulty has always been finding satisfying things to eat that don't just load me up on carbs. If I had unlimited resources I think I would try to get used to the Asian pattern of eating fish in the mornings. I've done it when there are leftovers and have felt amazingly good (and quite full) for hours. But our budget rules that out most of the time, so I'm trying to do things like opt for oatmeal instead of regular cereal or toast. I will have to try your oatmeal mixed with PB and see how that works for me! Great ideas here. Thanks.

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I eat breakfast, but I bring it to work so I can eat it later. For the first hour or so after I get up I can't stand the thought of food. Hmmmm - I wonder if I could bottle that feeling for later in the day?

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today I am having...habitat pea soup with cooked cauliflower.. get a start on the # of vegetables for the day



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I like to have breakfast but around 9am. I eat a small breakfast, large lunch and small dinner. That seem to work for me.

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Yum! Bethgro-peanut butter and banana shakes-sure would like to have that recipe!

I do not eat when I first get up, partly because it makes me nauseated and partly because I have a sleep disorder and sleep later than what I should. Usually I am racing around to get ready for work. Sometimes I bring my breakfast to work like oatmeal or boiled eggs.

I enjoyed reading the advice here.

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For a long time I have believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Sometimes I miss some meals but I never miss breakfast. Hope this helps.

I have lost 6 pounds. Though I am not trying as hard as I feel I should I am very happy about the weight loss. Good luck to all of you.


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I've not read through all the posts so this may have already been suggested: It's very difficult to wake up hungry if you've eaten a big evening meal the night before and/or snacked a lot. Try reversing your schedule so you have the large meal in the morning and then feed your hunger sparingly through out the day, finishing with a small evening meal.

It's a lot like sleep - once you train yourself it becomes very natural - and I wake up starving now almost every day!



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Yes, I do not like eating breakfast. I'm not a morning person and don't like eating anything beyond coffee until about 9 or 10 a.m., when I sometimes have a Greek yogurt and fruit. I have tried to make myself eat it before because of the so-called benefits of eating breakfast, but it seems that the research is rather inconclusive. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/myths-su
rround-breakfast-and-weight/?_r=0

Unless I wake up hungry (which happens once in a blue moon), I think I will stick with my current strategy.

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I know it is pounded into us to eat breakfast, but I find I do much better calorie-wise if I wait until at least 10am to eat (usually a small snack like yogurt or walnuts). Then I have a small lunch (but always with protein) around noon.

I do not eat more calories than I should because I am starving, which is the main reason most articles say to eat breakfast. I find that the less I eat in the am, the fewer calories it takes to fill me up later in the day. When I do eat breakfast, my body seems to want more, more, more food later in the day. It is much, much easier for me to stay in my calorie range if I skip breakfast.

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The best part of this thread is seeing how many of you ladies are just like me in the morning. That makes me a lot less unsure about what I'm doing on my journey and a lot more confident that I'm on the right path. That's a healthier boost to me than breakfast in a few ways!

Yes we're told we should eat breakfast then 9 of 10 of you post that you're tummy just isn't ready is such a comfort. I thought I was in a minority of people that couldn't enjoy a high protein amazing fitness breakfast. I managed to have 2 hardboiled eggs and some cheese this morning about 2 hours after I woke up.

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I eat breakfast every single day. It's something I've always done and for me personally, I can't imagine going without. On Monday-Friday when I have to be up for work and get my daughter to school I eat at around 6:30 a.m. On weekends I eat closer to 9:00, sometimes later, but that throws off my lunch schedule. Sometimes I wake up hungry, sometimes I don't. Regardless of my hunger level I always eat, period. Currently my breakfasts vary from three choices - scrambled egg with garlic, black pepper, bacon & swiss cheese and a banana w/PB; oatmeal mixed with PB, sliced banana and cinnamon or a bowl of cranberry vanilla Grapenuts with milk and sliced banana. I always make sure my breakfasts include a decent amount of protein and fruit. My breakfasts average between 400-500 calories and keep me full for 3-4 hours. Sometimes I last until lunch, which I eat around 11:00 during the week, but if I don't I'll have fruit as a snack. A small bowl of grapes helps to fill me up. I fall into the "less to lose" category and I've had no problem dropping the pounds I set out to lose. I think it's because I keep my body fueled on a regular schedule and don't let myself get too hungry.

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Your body does most of it's detoxing and flushing stuff out in the morning, after you get up. I wouldn't stress about eating a big breakfast early unless it's you're only opportunity to eat for HOURS or until lunch. I think a snack is important at least.

I personally get up, have coffee and cream 40-60 minutes later, and eat my breakfast 2-2.5 hours after getting up. It works for me and my work/break schedule.

Your body needs fuel, but you have some leniency in the timing of it. If you're needing more calories, add coconut oil or a nut butter... just ideas.

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New research says you don't have to eat breakfast. If you're not hungry, don't eat. I don't eat at "normal" hours. I eat when I'm hungry. I get up at 6:00, then eat about 10:00-11:00 usually after exercising. Sometimes it is breakfasty food and sometimes it is lunchy food. Then I eat around 2:00-3:00 which may be my largest meal. Then I eat something light around 7:00. I can't go to bed hungry or I won't sleep, so sometimes I'll eat a handful of almonds or an apple before bed. Bottom line is listen to your body.

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Hi!
I relate to the breakfast thing! One possible tip is that breakfast doesn't have to be eggs, bacon or cereal etc. Pick something you really like that's healthful. If you are bordering on diabetes, or actually have it, don't overdo the carbs but high protein snacks are good and they help to burn calories more quickly than some foods. What about fruit smoothies with some protein powder added. Also, 1/2 a sandwich is a possibility I have found it helps to think outside the box. Another trick if you can't each much before 10:00 try moving the time up by 15 to 20 min or so every 5 days. Maybe drink a glas of water followed by 10 min of exercise. That might perk you up and make you more in the mood to eat. Yogurt, which you mentioned, is great. Make your own granola. It's so much better than the stuff in the store. One of my favorites is a cup of homemade soup with lots of veggies and some chicken or beef. Almost better than coffee! Well, almost...but anyway, hope this helps.I feel a bond with you because we appear to have started at about the same weight. Also, I lived in Houston as a little girl and went to High School in Waco. I'm now back in California, where I was born, but a little peice of Texas will always be in my heart. Alyssa

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I have never been a breakfast eater. But, with my recent diabetes scare my Dr. has given me a new diet plan to follow. Breakfast is to be eaten every day, no exceptions. So I went out and bought some Jimmy Dean Canadian Bacon Delights, light yogurt, walnuts and almonds to top it with. I have struggled these past few days to actually eat a breakfast...it is usually around 9-10am before I actually eat. Then, I am not hungry for lunch! It is going to take sometime to get a regular time-frame set for breakfast that does not interfere with my other meals. emoticon

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I used to go without breakfast but not anymore. I've learned that if I eat breakfast it helps me to set myself on controlling hunger the rest of the day. What I'm noticing is eating breakfast has help me control munching on different foods the rest of the day, It keeps me in check on controling eating the right food and staying on track.

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i really never like eating breakfast. i'm not hungry when i wake up. and i'm also afraid it'll make me sick since i have stomach problems. but i also find i'm i'm starving at work by noon and then i eat a huge meal. so i think i'll force myself i eat something. or drink something for breakfast

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For many years now I have eaten food not usually associated with breakfast. For example one of my favorites is actually a salad!

I purposely cook dinner that includes leftovers because that's what my husband and Mom have for their next day's lunch - and sometimes I enjoy that for breakfast.

Or I choose yogurt with fruit and a half serving of raw almonds.

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Until a couple of years ago I rarely ate breakfast thinking is was a way to manage my weight or it would be detrimental to weight loss or my weight maintenance. Wow was I way off and really not knowledgeable.

I eat breakfast everyday now for the past couple of years and absolutely love it. I don't eat when I first get up though, I do have several cups of coffee and eat hours later. I have that luxury because I work second shift. Also if I eat too early I eat more throughout the day messing with my numbers. So for me I am usually up by 5:00 am and eat somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00, I'll have have a piece of fruit or celery and carrots prior of course. Just a little something to hold me. But the all out hunger does not hit until later in the morning.

The size of my breakfast is huge and gets bigger as time goes on. However the caloric value stays below 500. Most days. The best trick is oatmeal with twice the water when cooking. This enlarges the bowl without adding additional oatmeal. And it's good for ya. Fruit, fruit, and more fruit. low cost high value.... Eat it!

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Your looking at about 400 calories with all the fruit, bran, and flax added.

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Yeah I tend to do coffee for breakfast



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I'm still trying to eat breakfast. I need help and ideas on what to eat.

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