If I exercise early in the am, I eat a lite breakfast ( smoothie, etc.) If not I will eat full breakfast, (egg, bacon, etc). It is easy on some days, because I did not to like to eat early. So smoothie and coffee, worked fine for me. I have a friend who is the same way, he drinks "Ensure", then has brunch at 11 or so.
I make a smoothie each morning and take it in one of those Copco cups with the lid and straw. I drink it on my long commute to work, but if you're not hungry right away, you can essentially consume it whenever you want - mine stays for a couple hours.
Edited by: SARAFROMJERSEY at: 8/22/2014 (11:09)
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I read once that when you eat a lot late in the day/evening, you're not hungry early the next day. Maybe it might help to do an experiment to see what the result would be if you curtailed your evening eating.
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I agree with the other posters - eat just a little when you are getting your day started, then eat breakfast when you're actually hungry. Every person's metabolism is different, so do what works for you!
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I know how you feel. I have a small snack when I get up. Then I eat again in about 3 hours. The food does help the metabolism.
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This can be a major roadblock and open the floodgates to all sorts of excuses. I have read that you should eat within an hour of getting up. I get up at 5:15 during the week. I don't get hungry until around 8am. The mere thought of a bowl of high fiber cereal and berries makes my stomach turn first thing in the morning. Help please!
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