Why Breakfast is important?

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KenGentry

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Posted: 05 Nov 2011, 22:02
Did you eat breakfast today? Studies show that people who eat breakfast lose 20% more weight than those that miss breakfast. Breakfast is 'breaking a fast' of not eating from before sleep to the morning. This meal wakes up your body metabolically and sets your body on a calorie burning path for the rest of the day. By missing breakfast you are continuing your overnight fast. By doing so your body is in conservation mode and trying to hold on to all of your fat stores. By waking up your metabolism you can start you body burning calories and fat and helping with your weight
mikefarinha

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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 10:42
I eat eggs and bacon every morning! But I think if you're not hungry then don't eat. The only reason I eat in the morning is because I won't have a kitchen available later on in the day to cook my bacon and eggs.
-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
jessica...

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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 10:54
Great post Ken! Breakfast is THE MOST important meal of the day! I never skip it! I wake up and try to eat as soon as I can or within an hour. Studies also show that people who skip breakfast tend to eat more refined carbs at night, causing insulin levels to rise... and then causing weight gain...It's a fact Smile
jthughes

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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 12:07
Yes I did but I must say in the past I was not a breakfast eater. Last week I ate breakfast maybe once or twice. I have made that one of my small goals this week to eat breakfast at least 3x this week baby steps baby steps.
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing- that's why we recommend it daily."
mikefarinha

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Posted: 13 Nov 2011, 12:57
Now that I think about it... perhaps the there is a confounding variable in that study? If one skips breakfast then what types of food would that person be likely to eat a lot of when hunger does hit? That might be the more important factor rather than simply eating breakfast?
-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Runesinger

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Posted: 14 Nov 2011, 00:46
I try to get at least 30% or so of my daily intake at breakfast. I also make sure breakfast has a good load of protein foods, usually fish and eggs. I always try to have some milk at breakfast as well. It definitely helped me get to my weight loss goal.
remail88

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Posted: 14 Nov 2011, 18:55
mikefarinha wrote:
Now that I think about it... perhaps the there is a confounding variable in that study? If one skips breakfast then what types of food would that person be likely to eat a lot of when hunger does hit? That might be the more important factor rather than simply eating breakfast?


I completely agree with this comment. The same goes for the studies about kids that eat breakfast do better in school, the kids who's parents feed them breakfast probably spend more time doing homework with their children. Just because there's a correlation does not mean breakfast is the cause. I think it is a goods idea to eat breakfast, but I don't think that I'm going to magically lose 20% more weight just because I do, it's about starting your day right and then making healthy choices all day long.
Abinidab

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Posted: 14 Nov 2011, 21:58
Because of the nature of the diet that I'm on I usually wake up not feeling hungry at all. I'm a low-carber btw. Even so, I feel its important to have breakfast. In the past I would often skip breakfast and lunch in favor of coffee or (regrettably) booze. Consequently I would come home absolutely ravenous and devour junk food and beer until bed time.

I don't always have a big breakfast. Sometimes I will just have a protein shake or some cottage cheese but its important to have something. Breakfast kinda sets the tone for what you'll be eating the rest of the day. If you start out with doughnuts, a bowl of sugary cereal and two cups of coffee your blood sugar is going to spike and then crash and you'll be snacking again before 10:30.

- Once when I was becoming frustrated with the slow pace of my weight loss my sister offered me some sound advice. She told me: "You didn't get fat in one week so you can't expect to get thin in one week."
kingkeld

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 02:29
Great post! Just like my granny always said - "Don't forget to eat your breakfast - it's the single most important meal of the day".

I felt like adding this link to your article, Ken. A further weight booster. I have done this EVERY day for my 13 month weight loss journey, and I have lost weight at a very fast pace.

http://guide2herbalremedies.com/eggs-breakfast-weight-loss/
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"Losing weight is never about eating as little as possible"
- Kingkeld.
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- 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.
Sk1nnyfuture

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 03:00
I really enjoy my breakfast and normally have wholemeal toast, with baked beans and egg on top - with a cup of coffee of course Smile
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M.Trublu

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 10:47
I do eat breakfast every morning. My problem is that I think I don't get it in as early as I should. I tend to drink my coffee as soon as I wake up and then eat about an hour and a half later. Not sure if that counts but I know it makes a difference for me.
MM


lisakp71

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 15:49
I didn't used to find it easy to eat breakfast - in fact, most days I'd be perfectly content to have nothing but coffee until, oh, two or three in the afternoon. Gee, wonder why I got so fat in the ass?? Very Happy

But the funny thing is, once you start, the habit definitely perpetuates itself; after a week or two, you can't imagine NOT doing it. You wake up your tummy and get everything working ...and I'm hungry for lunch at the right time now too! I choose to believe that means my metabolism is revving up. Right?? Smile

Even so, some days I don't even feel like getting some Greek yogurt on board, so I have at least half a scoop of protein powder - easy as drinking water. Any little healthy thing helps, I think. Give it a try!
lorreann

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 21:21
I find it really hard to eat breakfast and usually just eat a protein bar. Also, I'm usually not hungry until I eat, but once I eat something it seems like it triggers my appetite into high gear.
Firelair

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 23:31
When I looked at my weight graph, I noticed that I did lose weight a lot faster at the beginning when I ate a hearty, protein-rich breakfast (although I cut it out because of the excessive amounts of fats and sodium). I have changed to a protein shake, cereal, or muffin breakfast since then. I am considering going back to thsoe large breakfasts once this semester is over(once I get a chance to get a cholesterol test also, since my dad's side is ridden with high cholesterol) to compare and see how much of an impact it makes on my weight loss. Wink
Firelair

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Posted: 15 Nov 2011, 23:33
Love your egg article, Kingkeld! So that's where that suggestion came from, that you mede a long while ago! Wink
kingkeld

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Posted: 16 Nov 2011, 00:53
@Firelair - Yup! I think it's really interesting. Oh, and regarding your "big fat breakfasts" - you should watch the movie "Fat Head" - it is a really interesting little story about what to eat and why. YOu'd like it. 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.
― Eleanor Roosevelt
"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.
Devilliah

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Posted: 17 Nov 2011, 18:57
Thanks so much for talking about Fat Head ! It's the first time I see this movie and it confirms so many things for me.

So who is on low carb so I can spy on the kind of food you eat ?
mikefarinha

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Posted: 17 Nov 2011, 21:34
Devilliah,

I'm doing low carb but stopped recording my food. If I could offer a suggestion to help direct your enthusiasm. There are currently 3 major nutritional philosophies that are undergoing a slow merging process as they interact with each other.

Low-Carb
Eat lots of natural fat & cholesterol. Avoid refined carbs & sugars. Keep insulin levels low. Books: Atkins & Protein Power


Paleo
Quickly gaining in popularity. Eat as our paleolithic ancestors ate, which was typically low carb. Eat only natural foods that are edible in their natural state (aka no grains). Eat those foods as minimally processed as possible. Books: The Paleo Solution, The Primal Blue Print

WAPF
Dietary guidelines based off of Dr. Weston A Price. A dentist who traveled the world in the 1930s studying the diets of the healthiest traditional cultures that were not exposed to westernized foods. Dietary recommendations counter to what is offered up in the main stream. Eat traditionally prepared foods like bone broth, fermented foods, high quality fat from grass fed animals. Books: Nourishing Traditions, Eat Fat Lose Fat.

from all the reading I've done I have come to believe that the healthiest aspect here for weight loss is a combination of WAPF & Paleo. The dietary guidelines in The Primal Blue Print seem to be the most comprehensive. You can check out www.marksdailyapple.com for more information.

Low carb is a great intro into this new dietary way of life. The other dietary philosophies take low carb to a whole new level!
-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
Erica5

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Posted: 17 Nov 2011, 21:46
I'm low-carb; spy away! Haha
KenGentry

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Posted: 19 Nov 2011, 23:07
KenGentry wrote:
Did you eat breakfast today? Studies show that people who eat breakfast lose 20% more weight than those that miss breakfast. Breakfast is 'breaking a fast' of not eating from before sleep to the morning. This meal wakes up your body metabolically and sets your body on a calorie burning path for the rest of the day. By missing breakfast you are continuing your overnight fast. By doing so your body is in conservation mode and trying to hold on to all of your fat stores. By waking up your metabolism you can start you body burning calories and fat and helping with your weight



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