I don't know where to place this topic - but I have noticed the past week I wake up and can't bring myself to eat breakfast! I know it's important _not_ to skip breakfast, but what do I do? I feel like I'll get sick if I eat, but if I don't I'll sabotage my weight loss. I manage to get my calories in for the day, (probably because by the time I eat my body is in starvation mode?) Any ideas?
I am not a breakfast person, either, but I do better losing weight when I do eat it. There are a number of studies that back that up, too, but I always say you can find anything to support any stance on the internet...
At any rate, I don't eat right away after waking up...about an hour, hour and a half, after I've had tea and gotten a bit more alert. Then I eat something small but as nutritionally dense as I can get it, like some almond butter on a piece of high fiber toast, a cup of Greek yogurt, or a bowl of Kashi GoLean (high protein and high fiber). Hope you figure out what will work for you!
And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.
Sometimes I will skip it altogether if I know that I will be having a wholesome lunch. But if the day is uncertain (as usual) then I do the same thing Cassie does. Wait an hour or so and then have smallish breakfast. Since I don't seem to fit it in anywhere else, I will often eat fruit in the morning. Hard boil eggs also work, especially if I have worked out.
One thing that I have had to force myself to do is limit the coffee first thing. It will often stifle my appetite even further, so a cup or 2 is it.
I generally have a good breakfast, after a couple large cups of black coffee. I always have two eggs, some type of meat (2 strips of bacon, 3 oz. of beef, or brown&serve turkey sausage) and two slices of low cal whole wheat bread grilled w/real butter.
This does a good job of keeping me satisfied until my 10 am snack and noon time lunch. I burn carbs so fast that cereal or the like is out of the question.
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May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
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I am the same. Can't eat breakfast either at home. However if I am at a Hotel and they a have continental breakfast or restaurant I go to town. Weird.
One thing I have been doing however is drinking a cup or two of low sodium Vegetable Juice. I think its a nice quick way to get some nutrients into the body in the morning.