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1/2/13 2:39 P

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I found that when I eat breakfast, I do better in my noontime workouts and I'm not stuffing my face throughout the day. Plus I try to eat a small snack about 3 or so. Then I'm not nibbling as I cook dinner.

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12/29/12 12:18 P

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A friend and I attended a small lecture by the author of "Beyond Organic". One of her major points is that most of us are dehydrated most of the time. She recommended drinking at least 24 ounces of filtered water first thing in the morning. The first food of the day, she states, should be enzyme-rich, low-glycemic fruit. The logic being, the enzymes in the fruit help us digest food the rest of the day and keeping it low on the glycemic index gently breaks the over-night fast and prevents spikes and plunges in blood sugar.

In general, I believe in eating whole foods, preferably low-G.I., so her "diet" made a lot of sense to me.
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12/29/12 10:24 A

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Thanks for your thoughts, you guys. I kind of am where Deeann was talking about regarding Saturdays. But it's pretty much that way for me any day. Could just be my metabolism is that way. But then I've known that for years and I STILL get up at 6:30 and eat breakfast with his Lordship. Maybe I should just try a cup of herbal tea or something and eat a bit later after he's gone to work.

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12/28/12 4:45 P

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The article is interesting, but I'd venture to say it had more to do with the timing of the exercise.

I, like Joyce Meyer, used to skip breakfast and wait as long as possible before eating my first meal. And, like her, would not be able to stop eating once I started.

Also, if I eat a small breakfast, I tend to get hungry sooner. But on the weekends, I often tend to have a larger breakfast (not huge), and have a different activity level and stress level... and often can go all day not thinking about food again. So many times on the weekend I am able to just have breakfast and dinner (skipping LUNCH not breakfast) without feeling hungry.

But what do I know... maybe they're on to something +/or maybe they're pushing a particular diet. And/or perhaps we're all different and just need to do what works for us.

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12/28/12 11:32 A

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Interesting article, but I don't think I'll be running to the bookstore to buy a copy of the book he's selling.

I agree one should not consume a huge amount of unhealthy calories for breakfast. That much seems like common sense. However, I'm not sure how many people could comfortably "fast" for 16 hours a day. That would mean eating your last morsel at 6:00p.m. and not eating again until 10:00a.m. the next day. What about my morning coffee?

As for exercise, I have read many articles suggesting that the best time to exercise is first thing in the morning, before eating. Others would argue that the best time to exercise is whenever an individual will do it consistently. Also, there's the intensity issue. While it may be fine to log a low-to-moderate intensity workout on an empty stomach, it might not be recommended for long or high-intensity workouts.

Lots of information missing from the article, intentionally to sell the book, but it is still an interesting idea and I would definitely be interested in reading more, maybe when my library gets a copy.

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12/27/12 11:24 P

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Have any of you guys read this article? I found it very interesting for the simple reason that when I do on occasion skip breakfast for some reason or other, or eat it very late like we do on Saturday mornings, I am NEVER looking for food to shove in my face all day long. It's like if I don't start up that appetite it stays a whole lot calmer. Of course timing is a bit of a challenge being diabetic, but I think I believe what this article says.

Curious about your thoughts...

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