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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by Lady B (U14468251) on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

    I have been looking into the idea that missing breakfast is a terrible thing to do whilst dieting.

    I am trying to understand the merits behind this theory, I have so far understood -

    - It speeds up your metabolism?
    - It stops you eating more later on in the day?

    The things is I often struggle to eat breakfast, I find it makes me sick. So I generally have a cup of tea/Sugar free cranberry juice instead.

    When I do eat breakfast I never eat any less than I would if I didnt eat it. I never over eat in the evening because I skipped it.

    Is this another peverse logic that has been drummed into us or are there facts to suggest otherwise?

    Is there anyone else out there like me that finds breakfast early morning makes you feel queezey?

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    Posted by Dee (U3082905) on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

    Is there anyone else out there like me that finds breakfast early morning makes you feel queezey?  

    yes - me. I cannot & never have been able to face food within an hour or so of rising. I'm fine with liquid. It makes no difference what time I go to bed, what time I get up, the quality of my sleep, what was consumed the night before or any other factor.

    If I do eat something it never makes me eat less, in fact, if I want not to eat, I am better off waiting until mid afternoon or longer rather than eating breakfast to tide me over. If anything, brekkie seema so make me want something else around mid day when I usually wait until about 1.00pm

    Black coffee for me, although I have been known to have juice or ice cold milk.

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    Posted by macgroogle (U13753047) on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

    Have you tried making a smoothie?

    If you blend a banana with some natural yoghurt, milk, some oats and seeds - thats a pretty good meal in liquid form.
    I like to also add a sprinkle of ground ginger & cinnamon.

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    Posted by George (U2217669) on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

    I've heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I'm pretty sure there have been test to support this.

    I never skip breakfast, though sometimes it is just a bowl of cereal and a coffee.

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    Posted by Nigeepoo (U14259229) on Wednesday, 30th June 2010

    Whether you eat 2 meals a day or 6 meals a day makes no difference to your metabolic rate according to , , and

    Skipping breakfast can lead to over-eating at lunchtime if your blood glucose drops too low, but it shouldn't have any effect on evening food consumption.

    If eating very soon after waking up makes you feel ill, eat later.

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    Posted by meto (U14090385) on Thursday, 1st July 2010

    Speaking personally, I can't face breakfast except a couple of digestive biscuits because I'd be too full and want to sit down for half an hour. Sugar levels must drop though as I become starving and weak by 11 am (which I guess is why they invented elevenses). To me, it's common sense that you need energy to get you through the day, not once the day has finished.

    In Chinese thinking, the body's organs sort themselves out in a certain order during sleeping time at night, so eating late at night interferes with this as body is too busy digesting food to be able to get on with what it wants to be doing.

    There are loads of studies and facts available, though people are individual and of course have different body clocks, so there isn't a one fits all. The trick IMO is to figure out how well your body clock works in concert with the clock on the wall if your food times are largely determined by work hours.

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    Posted by U_Cupid_Stunt (U13675377) on Friday, 2nd July 2010

    You should never go more than 6 hours in an awake day without eating anything.... If you do this allows your sigar levels to drop and what happens aftwer that I am not sure but I know low sugar levels arn't good whilst dieting. Maybe purchase some low calory/low carb which ever diet u r following shakes or cereal bars as a replacement meal smiley - ok I tend to have a low carb shake rather than a "food" breaky

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    Posted by Nigeepoo (U14259229) on Friday, 2nd July 2010

    You should never go more than 6 hours in an awake day without eating anything....  Not so. See

    If you know what you're doing, you can eat just 1 meal a day. I couldn't do this as I enjoy eating too much!

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  • Message 9

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    Posted by U_Cupid_Stunt (U13675377) on Monday, 5th July 2010

    Well I think thats wrong and stupid personally... Obviously different "experts" say different things but I have never heard that one and would never follow that smiley - ok I wouldnt be able to smiley - laugh

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by AussieGirl600 (U12745161) on Saturday, 10th July 2010

    Lots of studies - lots of different results.

    I believe in listening to your body (up to a certain point).

    So your body obviously doesn't like breakfast - unless you generally have a problem with food, then I wouldn't worry. If you don't feel weak and you can concentrate on work, then I don't see why you should force yourself to eat anything. SOME people may overeat later during the day if they skip breakfast. You don't overeat, so it doesn't apply to you.

    Just skip breakfast but make sure you drink enough and you get all the nutrition you need in the other meals of the day.

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    Posted by ahopefulagain (U4594275) on Saturday, 10th July 2010

    I used to never eat breakfast. Well sometimes I'd have it about 10/11. Then I got pregnant and suffered terribly with morning sickness. The only cure for it was eating pretty much as soon as I got up. DS is now 3 and I still need to eat early or I feel sick!

    I think I used to not eat breakfast because I didn't want to go to school and the two got associated in my mind long after I left school!

    I need to eat quite a large breakfast now. I still struggle to keep myself going until lunchtime, which I normally have before 12. I get hypoglycemic, so I need to eat often or I turn into a banshee!

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by MarianThompson (U14551221) on Thursday, 15th July 2010

    I have always read that as soon as you wake, you need to eat in order to kick in your metabolism (what makes your body tick properly). So now, although not always hungry at 5:30am, I have some shreddies and milk to reflect that trend. I usually am starving around 10am and have an apple with coffee or tea. As someone said, there are so many different studies with so many variants, its hard to know who to follow! lol

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