What Do You Have for Breakfast?

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 09:34
I understand what you said factually, but not why you said it in the context of the discussion

I find your point pointless


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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:07
Ahhh dear Spacey remember the days of those wonderful debates we had when you were anti fasting and wouldn't except everyone was different. Oh bless..i have a tear in my eye...my boy has all grown up... Smile

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:11
I don't particularly agree with the science behind fasting it's far from conclusive, i just find it a good way to manage my eating.

I prefer to eat later in the day and if there is an as yet unproven benefit all well and good Smile

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:16
I could give a crap about studies or assumptions. I listen to my body and it requires breakfast when I wake up and something every few hours throughout the day. That is what work for me and if it doesn't happen I get very crabby.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:49
GoHorhay wrote:
I could give a crap about studies or assumptions. I listen to my body and it requires breakfast when I wake up and something every few hours throughout the day. That is what work for me and if it doesn't happen I get very crabby.

Some people say that about cigarettes, alcohol, crack, marijuana and ecstasy but hey whatever gets you through the day!

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 11:57
Let me go play The Devil's Advocate and go with Spacey (who's absolutely right, by the way)... have you TRIED going for a 24 hour period without eating to see what actually happens?

You might be surprised. I know that I was very surprised indeed, and not I do IF twice a week.

I too prefer my meals spread out on the day, but I have no quarrels missing a meal or just skipping. After doing the 24 hours just once, I have completely changed my perspective on this.

IF works, and it makes me feel GREAT. I usually don't do 24 hour breaks though, I just go SUPER low cal over the course of a day.

Today I am doing 600 calories as it's supposed to me (ladies only get 4-500 though), and it's been spread over breakfast, 2nd breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner. I am actually stuffed after dinner as I type this. It's all a matter of doing things right.

Just for the sake of the experiment - I experiment A LOT to know my body and its reactions better - I just cam out of a whopping three weeks with max 650 calories 6 days per week.

Not until the last few days did I feel REALLY tired, and it's obvious why. But the first 10 days or so I actually felt extra energized.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 12:08
Spacey47 wrote:
I understand what you said factually, but not why you said it in the context of the discussion

I find your point pointless

smh! Whatever
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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 13:00
Mon - Fri: I prepare my breakfast and lunch the night before, so I can sleep more in the morning! LOL First, I have a glass of water right before I leave to work. Twenty minutes later, I have a banana. Thirty minutes after I have an Activia Light Yogurt (Strawberry, Lemon or Peach). Two hours after my Yogurt, I have a cup of Red/Black Grapes, one apple or one orange, depending on what I have in my fridge (usually grapes). I have my lunch 2 hours after that and I usually have Oatmeal with a box of raisins, I find it very satisfying and keeps me full until dinner time, wich is usually 4-5 hours later. I do have a Fruit Snack between lunch and dinner though.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 14:29
Wyattj99 wrote:

smh! Whatever

Dogs bark
Cats meow
Sheep go baa
Chickens cluck

Some pointless but factually true statements you might enjoy
a bit like ...we are all different.....which is one of my favorites

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 16:10
Spacey47, you are hilarious! "Studies funded by breakfast cereal companies and coffee producers?" LMAO!! Have you ever seen the movie "Kalifornia" with Brad Pitt? He plays a serial killer named Early Grace (who was an idiot by the way). He believed that "breakfast was a myth put out by the cereal people" I know FS isn't about movies, but I had to tell you that you gave me a good laugh. It is very important to have at least something to eat in the morning for energy and so that you're not pigging out at lunch, and many other reasons. I'm not usually hungry at breakfast time, but I know that I should have something at least before 11am. One thing I do is workout early which makes me hungry.

I like to mix up my breakfast because I get bored easily. option 1: Oatmeal option 2: egg, turkey bacon, and 1/2 grapefruit or sometimes cottage cheese, option 3: Jimmy Dean morning delights option 4: homemade protein shake option 5:raisin bran and unsweetened almond milk. I usually buy myself a smoothie on weekends.

Good luck Jules!

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 16:57
Why is it important Jules?

I rarely eat breakfast I don't pig out before lunch and I comfortably maintain a healthy fit and lean body as do many other people

You know you won't collapse and die if you missed a meal once in a while you know, your energy levels will not suddenly render you unable to move

I do a full intense workout 5 mile run, or 45 minute weight circuit on an empty stomach most mornings and don't eat until about 1~2 pm and feel absolutely fine with it no overwhelming hunger pangs or cramps in fact I feel a bit clearer headed compared to when I ate breakfast

At the end of the day of comes down to getting the results you want and maintaining them

And btw the cereal industry is worth Billions do you really think they are going to tell you that eating their sugar, salt gluten ridden crap is unnecessary?

I don't tell people what to do and I believe it comes down to calories in vs calories out in the end
but those calories do not have to start the moment you wake up


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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 17:48
On the days that I go to the gym in the morning, I each a Jimmy Dean's D-Lite breakfast sandwich (turkey sausage, egg whites, cheese, english muffin). 250 cals and it gives me what I need to get through the workout. If I dont eat something, I will get dizzy and not able to push myself until its over.

On the days that I dont workout, I eat 2 egg omelet with turkey sausage. About 300 cals unless I make it a mexican omlet and through salsa and lite sour cream on it.

I have to have breakfast everyday and usually within the first hour of waking up. I dont do well with fasting. I spend a lot of time on the road and dont have the willpower to fight hunger pains and the fast food gauntlet as I travel.

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Posted: 19 Apr 2013, 17:55
I'm thinking of trying to skip breakfast. I'm willing to try it to see if I can get rid of these morning hunger pains! I think I am just going to try and eat breakfast later and later each day until I can make it until noon. That's seven hours of fasting in the morning once I wake up. I'm trying to bust through a plateau and lose my final 15 lbs. (I have to say breakfast has always been one of my favorite meals so this is going to be a huge challenge for me). I am a little concerned about low blood sugars (not diabetic, but have had some low blood sugar episodes in my past- I have fainted). So, I'm not really sure if I will be able to push through the hunger. I just can't figure out why I am so freakin' hungry from 5am to noon. (I workout in the morning then go to work- this hunger thing has been going on for about 9 months, since I started my new job. Previously I would wake at 6am and eat breakfast around 7:30 and never thought to have a snack before or after lunch). It's almost like I am hungrier now that I have lost all this weight- hunger was not a big issue in the beginning.

And I know this is not about me or skipping breakfast. So I will provide some additional recommendations. Baked oatmeal makes a good breakfast - just bake a whole bunch at once and put in tupperware. Heat and eat. Fruit, cottage cheese, yogurt. You could go on pinterest and find good recipes.

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Posted: 21 Apr 2013, 08:48
I eat low carb fruits are apricots, pears, peaches, plums, cherries, apples, kiwi, all kinds of berries.

Cereals are high in sugar and sodium, so eat only shredded wheat, puffed rice or puffed wheat which has no sodium or salt or sugar, multi-grain cheerios (medium sugar intake of 6 grams) or Kashi 7 whole grain puffs (organic section $2.89 per box and eat with skim milk and berries to sweeten.

I have switched to toasted rye bread which makes me feel full. I gave up wheat bread as wheat tends to gove me cravings for more food. Barley is a good breakfast too!Lots of protein.

"All Whites" egg whites.. adding spinach and tomatoes with a little feta and turkey bacon... I always top it with hot salsa or hot sauce which helps burn calories and keeps me full.

Reduced Fat Cottage Cheese...Daisy brand..with a handful of matchstick carrots

Vans 97% Fat Free Waffles..good with a soft boiled egg ontop, no butter, no syrup 2 Waffles are 120 calories, eggs 74 calories each

Oatmeal with 1-2 tablespoons of slivered nuts on top or 4 chopped walnuts

Breakfast taco, scramble egg whites with green pepper and onion, Stuff the taco with mix and lettuce and top with chopped tomatoes or salsa...dollop of sour cream Have 2
or change it up with refried beans, and sauted mushrooms, lettuce

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