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I used to not eat breakfast and hardly eat a lunch if i ate lunch at all then i would come home and eat anything I could get my hands on .I also had a hard time eating breakfast when I originally started because I thought I didnt have time to eat breakfast in the morning I started out making myself have some kind of nutrition or granola bar and my coffee or juice i found that once I started actually eating breakfast and lunch my metabolism kicked in and now I plan the night before my breakfast and lunch and have it ready to go for the morning so it is still quick and on the go I never used to eat fruit for breakfast But I have to say that now that I eat like I am supposed to I find I have more energy and have more sustained energy through the day hope this helps
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Thanks everyone! I don't usually get hungry between breakfast and lunch. When I do, it's because I got up before o'dark thirty and my whole day is thrown off! LoL
I'm a big believer in listening to your body (once you've trained yourself to listen to healthy cues rather than McDonald's cues ;). If you don't feel like eating more, don't force it. Just make sure that what you do eat is a good base for the day and that your overall daily calories are in a healthy range. Oatmeal is a great breakfast item. If you are worried that you aren't getting enough fiber or protein or something else you could try adding it to a morning snack a couple hours after breakfast. As CHEETARA mentioned, as long as you aren't feeling too hungry by lunch time, you are probably eating what your body needs.
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I'm one of those people who eats dinner for breakfast. If I want a salad, that's what I eat. If I want pasta, that's what I have. Etc. I suggest you get rid of the "gotta eat breakfast food" mentality and eat what you want ~~ as long as it's healthy.
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I think it's fine to eat a small breakfast like that as long as it doesn't leave you too hungry when lunchtime hits.
You don't have to eat the whole thing.
I have had this problem, too, but two months in I'm doing better! Start with just forcing yourself to eat that little bit, your body will eventually get used to expecting it. & then you can increase to something closer to what's recommended. (I still get pretty good 'mileage' out of yogurt with some fruit, even if my breakfast is still more of a hefty snack than a proper meal).
Another thing I've done is I walk to work - so I have my still-pretty light 'breakfast', get ready & go, and about 2-3 hours after my breakfast, I have a second breakfast. I'll grab a sandwich or something from one of the cafes near my job, or I'll bring something solid with me.
I'm still retraining myself, but now even on days when I don't go to work, I'm still mildly hungry in the morning. Just take baby steps towards where you're going, like you're doing. Gradual change seems to work better than drastic ones in this arena.
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If you aren't a breakfast eater, why not try different lunch kinds of food. I always o an egg or a piece of turkey sausage with oatmeal. but I like breakfast
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I know you're supposed to eat a healthy breakfast everyday. The problem is that I have never been a breakfast person and when I do eat breakfast it's really small. I'll have a banana with a cup of coffee or a muffin with a cup of coffee, or a single serving of oatmeal with a cup of coffee. Everything I've been reading suggest adding fruit and/or some sort of protein to the oatmeal and my cup of coffee. However, the thought of adding more makes me nauseous. Literally. I have to force myself just to eat that little bit.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to overcome this? I want to but I just don't know how. :(