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sadie6642

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 13:02
Just wondering if anyone knows....should i still eat breakfast in the morning, even if im not hungry at all?
Nimm

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 13:05
There's no truth to stubborn belief that there's some metabolic advantage to eating meals in regular, short intervals.

There is, however, some evidence that skipping meals can make some people overcompensate at the next meal because of the extra hunger.
As long as you don't overcompensate like that, and end up taking in more total calories despite having one less meal, then don't force yourself to eat when you're not hungry.
Cats52

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 13:29
Hi Sadie... yes you definitely should always have breakfast. Best rule I have found works is Dr. Oz's 30/30 rule... 30 grm of protein within 30 min of waking up! (Somehow-someway)
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sadie6642

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 13:50
Thank you guys so much (=
fifiandra

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 14:04
Sometime when I'm not so hungry in the mornings I eat two medium egg whites, and if I am hungry I eat 1 slice of 100% whole wheat bread with one pan fried egg =D
This just helps me in the morning, but I do eat something small again like 2-3hrs after. =D
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gnat824

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 14:32
I've heard that the reason why you eat breakfast is that by, quite literally, breaking your fast, you trigger your metabolism to burn more calories. The longer you go without eating in the morning, the fewer calories you'll burn over the course of the day. I tend to break up my breakfast calories by eating half my breakfast before work and the rest midmorning, since I don't want a full meal first thing.
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Nimm

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 15:01
gnat824 wrote:
I've heard that the reason why you eat breakfast is that by, quite literally, breaking your fast, you trigger your metabolism to burn more calories.


Short-term fasting (36-48 hours) slightly increases resting metabolic rate, roughly 3 to 10%.
Metabolism doesn't start declining until after about 60 hours of fasting.

See:

Resting energy expenditure in short-term starvation is increased as a result of an increase in serum norepinephrine.

Enhanced thermogenic response to epinephrine after 48-h starvation in humans.

Leucine, glucose, and energy metabolism after 3 days of fasting in healthy human subjects.
NCNOLE

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Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 17:41
I kind of break up my breakfast too - I use creamer (gasp -- and love it!) which yields 50 calories for my 16 oz coffee. Then I have something about 2-3 hours later - about 150-200 calories. Usually homemade breakfast bread or carnation instant breakfast, high fiber waffles, or eggs. Breakfast is at my desk. If I eat breakfast too early, I am starving by lunch (which is usually at least 6 hours after I wake up). So, this is why I try to eat breakfast midway between waking and lunch time.
rascal398

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Posted: 03 Mar 2012, 06:18
I can't explain it properly because I can't say I understand it all myself but you might want to do research yourself to understand it. If you wake up in the morning and you are not hungry it can mean that you did not eat properly the day before. In particular in the evening hours. You should not be eating for 3 hours before you go to bed. If you do this then your insulin levels as well the way your body processes your food while you sleep will cause you to wake up hungry. If you are waking up and not hungry it reflects more of how you ate the night before which directly impacts your weight loss and calorie burning. I hope that doesn't sound too mudled but that is the best I can explain it. I would suggest you look into it yourself to judge for yourself if this could be one of the reasons you aren't hungry. In particular if you are plateauing or having a hard time losing weight the way you want to. Adjusting this might help get things going for you.



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