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    Does anyone else experiment with breakfast? Volume, fat or protein content, etc?

    I can't seem to get breakfast dialed in. For whatever reason coffee will keep me from eating until lunch, but a lot of times I get rather hungry.

    This morning I tried a larger breakfast. 2 eggs and half a can of coconut milk, which I think ended up as about 500 calories, a heavy breakfast for me.

    I feel like hell too, so I doubt I'll try that one again.


    I would just like to know if anyone else goes through the same thing, and what your results have been.

    Update:

    Day 2: Tried many less calories, and feel better.

    2 egg omelet with some spinach and mushrooms.

    Nothing to drink, not even water. I feel much better, I did get hungry about 30 minutes ago. I drank some coffee as my first liquid of the day with tiny amount of coconut creamer (because it's delish), and that seemed to settle me down.

    I'll update for day 3 as well, may try something different again.
    Last edited by Grim; 06-29-2011, 07:51 AM.

  • #2
    Once I start eating, my body wants to keep eating. I've never been much of a breakfast person anyway, so with going primal it just makes more sense to skip it. I've quit coffee, so it's water or tea until noontime.

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    • #3
      I think that much coconut milk at one time would make anyone* feel miserable, even me-- and I have coconut milk running through my veins
      What on earth motivated it? Why not try a bigger breakfast made out of foods?

      *by ''anyone,'' I'm not calling out a challenge to inspire the "yuh-huh-i-do-it-all-the-time" people to come out
      Little Saiyan

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      • #4
        If I stick to 2 eggs and 2 or 3 slices of bacon (and a couple of cups of coffee) I'm good to go without feeling either hungry or bloated). If I vary from that, I either end up starving or stuffed.

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        • #5
          I don't have the time or the inclination to mess around with breakfast. With my job, I might not see a bathroom for 4 or 5 hours after I eat, so I stick with stuff that I know works (read "doesn't fight to get out at inconvenient times").
          Durp.

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          • #6
            Break? Fast? Huh?
            You mean lunch?
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            • #7
              I have been having baked eggs and they hold me till lunch quite nicely. I saute up some vegg in butter, put in an oven safe dish--pyrex dish, 4 inches across, probably 2-3 inches deep. Add a drizzle of cream, crack 3 eggs over, add a dap of butter and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Works well, I don't get hungry and like I said good to go till lunch time. The vegg of choice lately has been a bit of onion with spinach and broccoli.
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              • #8
                I have experimented with many things and the only thing that works for me is a power shake. I use So Delicious coconut milk, fruit, chia seeds, and cod liver oil. Sometimes I add protein powder or greens..... I have tried many variations of eggs and breakfast meats and it all made me feel yucky that early so I stick with my drink.
                Jaime, wife to Phaedrus and primal mama to A (4) and X (1).

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                • #9
                  I don't usually eat until after noon. But then I eat a big meal - usually a 4- or 5-egg omelet, sometimes with bacon, sometimes not. (I'm 130 lbs.) To me 2 eggs and some bacon would leave me hungry. I think, too, think that that much coconut milk would not be good, especially on an empty stomach. I'd try more protein, moderate fat.

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                  • #10
                    This morning, I ate 6 eggs, a few strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana, an apple, and a cup of green tea. I like breakfast...

                    Ideally, I would only eat one big meal, usually breakfast, one small meal, and a snack or two. I don't have a routine, but I eat when I'm hungry. This morning, I wasn't particularly hungry, but I knew I was going to be without lunch, so I made. Big-ass breakfast anyways, to make up.
                    "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ikaika View Post
                      I think that much coconut milk at one time would make anyone* feel miserable, even me-- and I have coconut milk running through my veins
                      What on earth motivated it? Why not try a bigger breakfast made out of foods?
                      I actually read/heard some people drinking a CAN of coconut milk for breakfast, and I knew there was no way I could stomach that, so I tried half. Nothing wrong with experimenting.

                      Thanks for all the replies so far guys.

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                      • #12
                        Breakfast may be the only reason I have any desire to get out of bed in the morning. When I need to wake up early, I usually tell others to try waking me up using key words. Starting at a whisper, and slowly growing to a deafening cry, they should repeat the following: "baaaacooonnnnn....eeeeggsss.....coffeee!!! COFFEEEEE!" And tenderly I shall rise with a renewed fantasy of gigantic coffee pools filled with eggs and bacon. Le sigh.

                        It'll work for you, no doubt.

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                        • #13
                          Thread updated.

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                          • #14
                            I feel like I've done better having a large breakfast. On the days I work out I also try to do a large lunch, then I have a modest dinner, or just snack a bit.

                            Lately my breakfast is anywhere from 3-6 fried eggs, some lettuce, and some berries (blackberries have gotta be my favorite, they're low in sugar too). Sometimes I'll do ricotta mixed with a raw egg or two and some berries and/or some flax seed meal (I know it sounds gross, but I have weird tastes). And I put coconut milk in my coffee, which adds up since I think I'm becoming a coffee addict.

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                            • #15
                              I've been doing the leptin reset thing so I'm eating a pretty huge breakfast by my standards.

                              I used to have two or three eggs with a little bit of meat and veg. I found I was usually hungry in 3-4 hours. I'd eat around 8:30 or so and be hungry for lunch at noon. Maybe I'd put off lunch until 1:00. I don't get home from work until 8:00 so that was a long time until my next meal. This often resulted in me having a snack around 6:00.

                              With 50g of protein in my breakfast, I'm eating lunch at 3:00, which makes it easy to get through the day with no snacks. My lunch and dinner are often smaller, too. I'm eating 4 eggs and a generous serving of meat. I had to cut back on fat to be able to eat that much, though.

                              One of the main things with trying to reset your leptin sensitivity is spacing your food 5-6 hours apart. The idea is that insulin is at work for about 3 hours after a meal so if you snack between your meals, your body hasn't had any time to switch to burning fat.

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