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alexzwk

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Posted: 18 Sep 2013, 11:11
I know that breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day - right? But for me, I don't like to eat early. I always have coffee with heavy Whipping Cream in the morning. Sometimes it is as soon as I get up (if i am home) or it is sometime around 8 AM (if I am on the road). I do try to make sure I have breakfast most mornings but it is generally around 9 or 10 before I get something. It might be a shake (now that I have found something decent) or eggs or even a salad. But the trend is that it is generally at the mid morning snack time of day.

Do you think this is causeing me harm or slowing weight loss? Does breakfast really need to be 'early' in the day to be helpful? Does the Heavy Whipping Cream help in anyway? I figure that it is 'food' and not just coffee so maybe it helps start my metabolism.

I lose weight so slowly that anything I can do to speed it up would be beneficial. What is your opinion?
kingkeld

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Posted: 19 Sep 2013, 01:11
You should read into Intermittent Fasting. I haven't had breakfast in MONTHS and I have never felt better.

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Posted: 27 Sep 2013, 15:46
personally, I have to eat early. I have 2 strips of bacon or 2 breakfast sausage and 1 egg every morning. I'm never hungry for at least 4 hours after that. If I switch it up in the winter and have oatmeal, i need to eat 2 hours later. So It's whatever works for you. If you've read the whole Atkins books and understand the reasoning behind the idea then you'll chose when and what you need.

My morning snack can be a chunk of meat with a chunk of cheese and some mayo, and i'm good to go.

I make sure I eat lots of veggies to get my 20 net carbs and by dinner time I only need a salad .

You can manipulate the times and amounts you eat as long as you stay in the parameters of the stage your in.. good luck.

bazooka joe

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Posted: 04 Oct 2013, 12:01
I'm not crazy about breakfast either, never have been but since I've started Atkins I've made myself eat breakfast and I do feel it kick starts my metabolism for the day which has been LOOOOOOOW for a while now. Since I started eating breakfast I have more energy and don't get hungry for hours, where before, by the time I was hungry I was ravenous and would eat just about anything.
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Posted: 04 Oct 2013, 12:17
I very rarely eat breakfast. When I do it generally makes me feel nauseous. By the time I can safely eat it's almost lunchtime. So I tend to wait until lunch.

This hasn't changed with my diet... And it doesn't seem to have had any effect on my weight-loss.

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jadenmiller

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 01:37
I eat breakfast daily. My breakfast includes healthy, filling snack, such as an apple and some other fruits.
kingkeld

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 02:12
I never eat breakfast anymore. I feel better than I ever did while eating it. I now have more calories available for my other meals. Smile

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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.
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"Do. Or do not. There is no trying."
- Master Yoda.

I went from morbidly obese to being the owner of TABDIG - a weight loss coaching service that helps people worldwide losing weight. It's been an amazing journey. From October 4th 2010 to April 3rd 2012 I lost half my body weight - 80 kilos/170 lbs. Since then, I have had two cosmetic surgeries to remove excess skin. I have now quadrupled my strength, gained several kilos in muscle mass, and today I focus on building muscle, optimizing my diet, living healthy and helping people to reach the very same goals. I am stronger, healthier, thinner, happier! If you feel that you need help losing weight, don't hesitate to send me an inbox message.
schmetterlin...

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 02:26
I couldn't function properly without a decent breakfast. Especially when I had a heavy workout the night before I make sure I get plenty of protein to repair my muscles. It sets the right tone for my day Smile
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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 09:49
I like the reply from riocaz about knowing YOUR body. Every person has a different "blueprint" and, for me, trying different things-trial & error, basically, is what I do. Different strokes for different folks.
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alexzwk

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 10:09
I am not sure if it is my body talking but I definately have to deal with having breakfast later rather than earlier. Schedule just does not permit anything different. Plus, I do eat when I am hungry. I am normally not hungry when i first get up in the morning and the coffee with cream seems to keep me satisfied until mid morning. If I don't get a decent dinner however, I find I am starving in the morning.

I think I am going to stay on the breakfast in the morning is a good thing bandwagon and just not worry too much if morning is 6AM or 10 AM. Smile
Glaun

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 15:51
I find that if I skip breakfast, or eat too little for breakfast, I almost always make up for it later in the day and find I have exceeded my RDI by a few hundred calories. (Me only, not you Smile

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T2SM

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Posted: 08 Oct 2013, 19:53
I think the most important meal for me is BREAKFAST! Because if I skip my breakie or eat only little amount of breakie, I'll tend to be not energized and cannot focus my study or everything.
I found that if I eat more for breakfast, I'll get easier in losing weight as I won't have the desire to eat lots after breakie.
Hence, I eat what I want to eat in the early morning. Here's my breakie:
2 bananas, 5 tablespoon of yogurt, one oat, 1 handful of almonds or cashew, 1 toast, 1 piece of cheese, 1 apple, 1 snack normally I go for a chocolate short cake, and 1 handful of cookies. That's is!
And I eat healthy in the afternoon and night. Sounds a bit creepy for my breakie amount but it really makes me feel good and happy enough to have a positive mind in losing my weight! GOod luck everyone! Embarassed Very Happy
De1959

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Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 11:36
I'm a little late joining this conversation, but I too don't really care for a BIG breakfast...I do think putting even 50 calories in your stomach will wake up your metabolism (I read that somewhere so I thought I would mention it).
alexzwk

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Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 11:38
Thanks. If that is the case - I had not heart that - then my heavy cream that I have in my morning coffee will do the trick.
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Posted: 23 Oct 2013, 13:36
1 cup of cooked oatmeal, 2 tsp of peanut butter, 6oz of 1% milk to down a ton of vitamins and a cup of coffee. This is eaten by 7:30 as I am usually in the gym by 8:30 in the morning. During workout, 24 to 36 oz of water with lemon juice. 10:30 1/3 C of mixed nuts, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberry. Hope this is not a bad way to start the day.



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