I just can't get into eating the morning

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 12:35
lol! Smile

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Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 13:57
Also, the fact that you say bodybuilders are different. You do realize most personal trainers are bodybuilders and they help clients lose fat. The workouts we do may be different, but losing body fat and gaining some lean mass is still the main goal of most dieters. http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/you-are-not-different.html

Bookmark that site. Priceless info.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 09:13
I found that a small amount of protein first thing in the morning helps me to stay on track for the rest of the day. I've been on Atkins for 20 months and exceeded my goal over a year ago. (-57 lbs.) This habit helped me turn things around and got my weight loss going.
This is one habit I recently started to slip up on and I've started to show a gain. Getting back on FS, tracking my food and returning to my good habits will get me back on track.

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Posted: 19 Jun 2012, 14:51
I have found eating 4-6 small meals (really various sizes from snacks to a moderate sized meal) has been very successful for my weight loss. So I generally will eat something small ~1 hour after waking, and then another small snack mid-morning. Previously I didn't have much of an appetite in the morning, but now that it is such a part of my routine, I'm usually hungry the same time every morning and not eating makes me feel sick.

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Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:14
The National Weight Loss Registry tracks 5000 people who have lost significant amounts of weight and kept it off for over 5 years. Here are the 3 things they have in common:
1) They eat breakfast.
2) They weigh themselves regularly (not necessarily daily, but on a regular schedule)
3) They exercise approximately 60 minutes per day (not necessarily all at once, but cumulatively).

Seems like a pretty good place to start.

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Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 22:58
I find that breakfast is important for me... I don't tire out or get hungry before lunch and I have energy and am more alert in the morning. You don't have to go the bacon and eggs route. I like to change it up sometimes with something different. Flax pancakes, oopsie french toast, I love quiches I can just put whatever vegetable scraps I have into it... a piece of fruit, a piece of steak and some eggs, or hey why not have some dinner leftovers for breakfast. I've had leftover homemade coleslaw or broccoli salad for breakfast. Lots of options, you can have whatever you want really.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 02:05
Diablo360x wrote:
Preggo38 wrote:
Diablo360x you are also spouting some misinformation as well. A 25 year old study is not proof of anything. More recent research has refuted that claim. If you are a body-builder...great...most folks in this forum are not. Those with a metabolism issue in the sense that they want to LOSE weight and have plateaued for example do have a sluggish metabolism. You are right about caloric and nutrient intake though.

In addition...my own twin brother is a body-builder and personal trainer and he gets cut by not letting his body go more than 3 hours without eating protein combined with the right carbs and fat. He also follows the the "Eat like a KING in the morning, a Prince at lunch and a Pauper in the evening". Start big and bring your calories down because your body does not burn fat as well at night as it does in the day. It works and 95% of his clients get great results.

You may be blessed with a great body-type but not everyone is blessed. He and I are both "endomorph" body types and have to work with our metabolisms to see results.

Everything you think you know as fact is outdated. These myths will still provide results, but they just make the trip harder. You're not special. There are some with slightly faster or slower metabolism. This does not make one metabolize food differently. Eating many small meals is great if that is what you prefer but it has zero benefit, if anything it is a handicap for most as worrying about eating every 3 hours is a nightmare in some lifestyles. Being a bodybuilder does not make my goals any different than an obese person. I have lost 35 lbs. of fat since 01/18/12. I am not trying to gain weight at this time. I eat whatever I want, whenever I want, because guess what? It does not matter when or what you eat given the same macronutrient and calorie breakdown. Healthwise, it does matter but as far as weight loss is concerned, macros are macros and calories are calories.

I come from the nutrition forums on bodybuilding.com. The real info comes from the gurus on this hugely popular message board. I am very passionate about this subject and read all new scientific research daily. Bodybuilders goals are to get lean which is the goal of most dieters out there.

I am here to help. This news is life changing. I used to follow all of the myths out there. Now that I know better my life has changed for the better. Eating clean, eating 6 meals a day, cutting carbs later in the day, etc, were all things I used to do. Now that I do not worry about any of that, I have made the best progress yet. All of these myths simply created obstacles that would drive me to binge or fall off the wagon. I now eat 2-3 times per day, eat donuts before bed, fast, etc. Life is so much easier. If you search you will find many peer reviewed scientific studies that debunk these myths. leangains.com and this amazing article, that set me free, so to speak. http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=319

could not agree more, excellent post

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 02:32
Correlation =/= Causation. People who have lost significant amount of weight and have kept it off eat breakfast. It doesn't mean that they have lost and kept weight off because they eat breakfast.

Logically, this breakfast thing has never made sense to me. If there was conclusive evidence that it did, intermittent fasting and intuitive eating wouldn't be so big in the dieting world. And if you need solid scientific proof - here:

You really ought to balance meals the way you want to. Eat one meal a day if you want. Eat two if that's what you're most comfortable with. You're already restricting yourself to what kind of foods and how many calories you're going to eat. What's the point in adding in more restrictions? If you don't pick a comfortable plan, it'll be incredibly difficult to lose it and keep it off. The most successful weight loss stories come with lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes don't come about easily when you force yourself into too many molds at the same time.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 05:22
I'm rarely able to eat in the morning for several hours after waking (2-3 hours usually). Making myself eat or drink anything before I am ready makes me physically nauseous at best. The best I can manage is a cup of tea or coffee, and even then rarely before I get to work.

So I don't.

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Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 12:19
I think what sealed the deal for me on the necessity of eating breakfast is that Sumo wrestlers deliberately skip breakfast in order to gain weight. They're the experts at getting fat after all.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 13:15
lol @ dicesr..That is good motivation to eat breakfast!
I generally don't eat breakfast until noon or later. I just can't stomach anything in the morning.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 14:19
Oh... the Sumo thing is very motivating! And a visual too! Next time I think I might skip I will just imagine the body of a Sumo Wrestler!
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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 14:32
to each their own, I hardly ever eat breakfast though, and when i do I tend to go higher in calories, because of adding an extra meal and all. That works for me, but I think everyone has to find what works for them.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 15:30
Yes, Nice one Dicesr! I've never been a breakfast eater for 20+ years. Used to get up at 7:00 and sometimes not eat until nausiated around 12:00-1:00. My "I'm hungry" trigger was missing. I've known I "should" eat, nag, nag, nag! Well, I'm sorry to say that in my case they are correct. I simply don't loose weight unless I kick start my metabolism by eating within 1 hour of waking. Even if it's just a cheese stick. Everybody has to decide/figure out what works for them.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 17:57
I have a hard time eating breakfast as well. I never eat a big breakfast unless it is really brunchish time. I do try to eat something like nuts or a cheese stick. Or left overs from last nights dinner.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2012, 18:44
Great post! Alot of really good information has come from this. I just want to share my own personal history of weight loss. I have lost 64lbs on atkins in just 5 months. I do not eat breakfast or lunch because I do not get hungry. I find that I do eat around 4, and stay satisfied for the most part until bedtime. I do still get cravings and have slip ups but they do not allow me to put any weight on. This has worked for me, my non-expert advice. So I think that we are all so different, different things work for us. I like to listen to my body and eat when it tells me to.
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Posted: 31 Jul 2012, 10:00
I just read an article about research suggesting that amount & quality of sleep affects hormones that regulate hunger, among other things. I was wondering why I gained weight after a poor sleep night. I journaled about it if anyone is interested.

Here's the link to the article at ScienceDaily: ScienceDaily: Sleep loss limits fat loss
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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 03:28
ObvSlplss wrote:
Correlation =/= Causation. People who have lost significant amount of weight and have kept it off eat breakfast. It doesn't mean that they have lost and kept weight off because they eat breakfast.

True, but a fundamental of success in just about anything is look at what those who have succeeded in what you want to achieve have done in the past, and do that. That raises the odds of your success greatly.

Same thing can be said of the cancer/bellyfat thing. A man carrying around 20 lbs or more of excess belly fat becomes grouped into a category that is 80% more likely to develop several types of cancer. Does that mean the belly fat causes cancer? NO. What it means is that if you lose that 20 lbs of body fat, you are now in a group that is far less likely to develop those cancers.

So looking at it that way, isn't it better to lose the weight than to run the odds?

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 09:20
Diablo is correct. It honestly doesn't matter when you eat and all this "starvation mode" talk is absolutely ridiculous. Perhaps if you don't eat for quite some time your body will go into this "starvation mode" but at the end of the day people it's all about calories in and calories out.

Plateaus, starvation mode, super slow metabolism - I see it all at time on this forum and it's baloney. Stop telling yourself this, it isn't true. No one is special and as humans we all lose and gain weight in a similar fashion - some quicker or slower than others but we all do.

Other than the minority of people who have medical conditions - the majority of people WILL lose weight on a calorie deficit. It really is that simple. If you maintain a deficit by accurately counting your caloric intake and/or the calories you burn through exercise YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT.

Now, I would recommend eating breakfast because not eating breakfast can cause people to get hungry and consume more at lunch or snacking. But, if you have the willpower it's not necessary.

Again, everybody is able to control their appetite differently so if you need to eat breakfast or multiple meals in order to curb your cravings then go for it. But it does not matter significantly, in terms of losing weight through a calorie deficit, when or how often you eat. It's what you eat and how much.

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Posted: 03 Aug 2012, 09:30
I totally agree, If Starvation Stuff were true why do anerexics continue to loose weight??? No matter what diet you are on if you eat less than you burn you will loose weight. It amazes me when people say they cannot loose.

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