Do you eat breakfast? How important is it?

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Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 09:30
When I was doing field work, I'd rarely eat breakfast or lunch. I was so wrapped up in the work, I rarely got hungry. Or maybe it was all the venom from the frequent bee and wasp stings that quelled my hunger. Hmm, maybe Hymenopteran venom could be the next appetite suppressor? I see myself on QVC, hawking 'Veno-tite', yeah, that's the ticket, lol.

I'm an entomologist, relegated to mostly deskwork now. ugggh, I long for the stings, bring them on!!!
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Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 09:32
I have not been a breakfast eater since I started running in the morning! I love my cup of coffee, do a little laundry, check my e-mails, and then off with my exercise. It has been working for me for a long time. On my work days, my first meal is about 11AM. I drink some coffee on the way to work. The thought of food in the morning does not agree with me.

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Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 09:57
I take heart medication 2 x's a day. I wake up with a very hungry tummy. I believe it is from the medication. Recently I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid so I take that medicine in the morning as prescribed on an empty stomach and 1 hr. before anything else. So I have decaf coffee during that hour. Hopefully that isn't preventing the med from working (I'll have to check that out). I get up at 5:30 a.m. so at 7:30 I usually have either oatmeal & protein/fruit/flax smoothie or yogurt & same smoothie. Then at 9:30 I have an apple. Then lunch at 11:30. Having all this food early helps me sustain working full time, exercising and losing weight.

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Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 13:32
I've always been a breakfast lover but my breakfast has changed a lot over the years, from cereal and toast in England to Turkish style with bread, cheese, tomat, cucumber, olives, egg, etc. Now I have some kind of cereal like muesli, oats or granola with yogurt, fruit in season, honey and a sprinkle of toasted seeds like pumpkin and sunflower. This is about a third of my RDI and it keeps me full for about 6 hours till lunchtime.
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Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 13:40
I lllllooooovvvvve my breakfast. I usually have wholemeal toast, with 50g baked beans (a small teaspoonfull), a mushroom, a couple of slices of tomato and a fried egg..... Plus of course a great cup of coffee. Sets me up for the morning. I did try doing a morning run BEFORE I ate - felt really poorly and had no energy.

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Posted: 11 Sep 2012, 13:23
I'm not much of a breakfast eater, although I do have something every morning.

I normally have an Omega-3 supplement & natural multi-vitamin before I leave home, then at the office I will have a very small bowl of oatmeal & 3-5 egg whites. This is my breakfast/pre-workout meal since I will go lift weights and/or do cardio a few hours later.

I guess what matters most to me is how I eat around my workouts to get the most energy and best results, then go into muscle building & fat burning mode for the rest of the day (and night). What I eat for supper & before bedtime is my energy for the next day's workout. The morning oatmeal is to have some carbs while I expel glycogen during workouts. As for the protein, I always have protein throughout the day to satisfy my body's needs when repairing damaged muscle.

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Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 12:52
When doing cardio, I usually workout in a fasting state but I eat breakfast in the form of a protein shake every morning. I do not skip breakfast.
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Posted: 11 Oct 2012, 12:59
I'm a firm believer in getting something in for breakfast. Typically I'll have a protein shake which sets the day off great. I like to have something every 2.5-4 hours to keep the metabolism stoked. Shakes are perfect to accomplish this.

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