I can't eat when I first wake up. Takes an hour for me to wake up so by the time I get to work I am hungry. Luckily I can eat at my desk so np for me and after walking a mile from the train to the office I am ready to eat. I don't eat one large breakfest though. Example; this morning I ate yogurt, blue berries, with granola and then about an hour later I ate an egg with mixed veggies in it and a granola bar with peanut butter. Then I eat a snack an hour later and then an hour and half after that I eat lunch. I don't always need a snack after lunch before I get home from dinner. The thing I realized is eat when you are hungry stop when you aren't hungry. I don't mean stuffed feeling like you are floating away (that just makes you sleepy and not able to concentrait. I hate that feeling anyway), I mean were your stomach isn't growling. I recommend after eating a severing of something wait about 5 minutes to see if you feel full. Often times the "full feeling" doesn't kick in for a few minutes. People often over eat on accident because they don't give their body time to digest.
I used to be a skip breakfast person. But now that I workout every morning, I have to have food. That doesn't mean I have to stick to the usual American breakfast foods. I do like my protein shakes. But when it's super cold out want something warm. I might have soup or a piece of fish, meat. I don't believe in conforming to eating certain foods at certain times. Am gluten intolerant plus eat low carb. Suffer from low blood sugar. If I eat a large breakfast, it triggers me to eat too much all day. So small meals, light foods are best. Two scrambled eggs, hot cocoa was my choice today. What ever one eats, make good choices. Tisha
Incidentally: I tried IF (intermittent fasting) just once where I skipped breakfast and I put on 2 pounds over night even though my calories were well within range and I had exercised that day. So, I am a big proponent of eating breakfast. I never skipped again. Anytime something that I do causes a weight gain, I just cut that from my routine. Period.
I think they are referring to breakfast in a literal sense of the term in this article - breaking a fast. Breakfast doesn't have to be toast and omelets. I used to work 2nd or 3rd shift, and my breakfast would be somewhere between 11am - 5pm, depending which shift I was working. The point I believe it's trying to drive home is that it is important to eat shortly after waking from your sleep pattern - no matter what time it is.
I think eating breakfast is important and apparently there is data to prove it. I just don't want to eat first thing. I get to work at 7:00 a.m. I usually have a protein shake between 9:00 and 10:00. I think I'm doing fine. I have a late lunch - 1:00 or 2:00 (if I can get away with it) because I usually don't eat dinner until 6:00 or 6:30. I'm trying to space it out. I have read that you don't have to eat breakfast until you're hungry (after reading you're supposed to eat within an hour of rising). Confused? I'll say.
10/28/2011 9:48:44 PM
I love the explanation that if you are not hungry in the morning - it's because you ate your breakfast the night before! I try not to eat or drink too much in the evening. I love waking up hungry and we are fortunate to live in a society where there is plenty of food to wake up to.
Somehow over the years (maybe working second shift and coming home at midnight for many years) my "clock" is set for a 12 hr "fast" between 12-1am to 12-1pm.... So "lunch" is my first meal of the day. Eating breakfast actually triggers me to eat more during the day, regardless of what it is, rather than less. I know all the scientific studies you quote, but my body is "programmed" a different way. So to get some protein on board, I have started with my first drink of the day as beef or chicken broth. I found some yesterday in the health food section that isn't loaded with sodium and chemicals. And I added a 1/2 cup of "StirFry Vegetables" - the calories are only 30, but the nutrition is high and I feel great! And if I haven't eaten late, I will add a boiled egg which I keep on hand in the refrigerator all the time. Anyway, know the statistics, but some of us who have worked shift work or are "owls" by nature run on a different "clock."
My sons are in high school and I still refuse to let them leave the house in the morning without eating. The elder has started experimenting to see which breakfast choices make him feel the best and "last" the longest. Losers? Anything with too much starch and sugar - toaster strudel, burritos, toast and oj, etc. Winners? Anything with protein and fat - eggs, green peppers with cream cheese, cheese sticks, etc. The starchy crap leaves him ravenous within a couple of hours but the substantial food lasts close to lunchtime.
@INSULINWARRIOR - "Wheat Council" - LOL, I've often thought the same thing.
10/28/2011 5:13:17 AM
Interesting article but, as with most articles on breakfast, your suggestions read as though they have been paid for by the wheat council. I know the soy protein shake is in there but those of us who are genuinely overweight (not just needing to lose 10-15 pounds) already get so much oestrogen from our fat cells that drinking soy milk is not healthy. Those of us who can't eat grains, for the many reasons there are not to, breakfast can really only be left overs unless we have the time and inclination to slave over the stove at 6am. Some less obvious breakfast suggestions would make the article more than a 'tsk tsk' and provide some new information.
Ok, so what about those of us who work OVERNIGHTS? I know we shouldn't eat before we go to bed, but I work 1900-0700 so when I get home it's 'breakfast time' but I am going to bed. Is our 'breakfast' then just whenever we wake up and get moving? Please advise!! Thank you!
After reading this article, I now have an egg on the stove that I can eat in the morning with a piece of toast and peanut butter. I always have a cup of coffee and a banana when I get to my desk but, I am going to try hard to make sure that I eat something while getting ready. Lets see how this goes :)
12/12/2010 6:49:13 PM
I recently switched up my regular breakfast which includes 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries, .5 cup plain yogurt, 3 tbsp hemp hearts and 1 tbsp of ground flax seed. If you haven't tried hemp yet, it is delicious, filling and super nutritious. Kind of nutty but not over powering.
12/12/2010 12:20:58 PM
I really love the 0% Fage. I'm going to buy frozen fruit to add to the Fage. Fresh fruit is too hard to come by right now.
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