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    Hi everyone,

    For a couple of months now the following has been my breakfast:
    A Primal Fuel equivalent (can't get Primal Fuel here ) mixed with water, milk and fruits. So far, so good. I really like the taste and it's convenient. Can't really get used to eggs and bacon every morning ...

    I've noticed though, especially recently (although I've not really changed anything) that I'm quite hungry during the morning and I'm really looking forward to lunch ... Any recommendations how to avoid this or why I'm that hungry at all?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    I don't bother with breakfast now as I find it triggers my hunger for the rest of the day

    I have a couple of coffees, a green tea and a few glasses of water and that does me fine to lunch. I am a lot less hungry now in the morning and although I look forward to lunch i am not obsessed about it like I used to be.
    2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

    2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

    Train hard, eat well and love life

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    • #3
      Originally posted by AdamC29 View Post
      I don't bother with breakfast now as I find it triggers my hunger for the rest of the day

      I have a couple of coffees, a green tea and a few glasses of water and that does me fine to lunch. I am a lot less hungry now in the morning and although I look forward to lunch i am not obsessed about it like I used to be.
      A small meal at breakfast tends to make me even hungrier as well. Especially liquid meals or shakes.

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      • #4
        There's a difference between hunger as in, you feel sluggish and you would devour some gross junk food including the wrapper if you had it in front of you, and hunger as in, your stomach telling you through a niggly feeling that you ought to find some food fairly soon.

        It's important to heed the first feeling with some good real food, including plenty of fat to stave off hunger for longer. It's better not to have too much carbs at each meal because it will fuel your appetite to eat way more than you need.

        It's important to learn to ignore the second feeling, the niggly feeling, as the reason why half the population of the developed world is overweight or obese, is partly because they heed this feeling at every available opportunity and end up overeating because food is easily available.

        I'm obese and wanting to lose weight so it's intermittent fasting for me. I don't eat anything at all (just have coffee/herbal teas/water) until the afternoon. I used to be a grazer, snacking frequently and my energy levels were like a roller coaster. But now I find a bit of niggly hunger doesn't bother me, I enjoy my afternoon/evening feast of Primal foods, and my energy levels are stable throughout the day.
        Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
        Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
        Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
        WOE: Primal + IF
        Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
        Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by AdamC29 View Post
          I don't bother with breakfast now as I find it triggers my hunger for the rest of the day

          I have a couple of coffees, a green tea and a few glasses of water and that does me fine to lunch. I am a lot less hungry now in the morning and although I look forward to lunch i am not obsessed about it like I used to be.
          Hm, maybe I should try that too ... but I'm quite hungry in the morning and I guess I would to have eat more at lunch then in order to feel full and/or get everything I need?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
            A small meal at breakfast tends to make me even hungrier as well. Especially liquid meals or shakes.
            So you don't eat anything at breakfast either? OR do you eat a full meal then?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CaveWeirdo View Post
              There's a difference between hunger as in, you feel sluggish and you would devour some gross junk food including the wrapper if you had it in front of you, and hunger as in, your stomach telling you through a niggly feeling that you ought to find some food fairly soon.

              It's important to heed the first feeling with some good real food, including plenty of fat to stave off hunger for longer. It's better not to have too much carbs at each meal because it will fuel your appetite to eat way more than you need.
              I think it's more of the feeling of having to get some serious food because you need it not because you're lusting for a snack or something ...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Xeronimo View Post
                So you don't eat anything at breakfast either? OR do you eat a full meal then?
                The last month or so I've been eating my first meal at 1 or 2pm. At first I was waking up hungry but a black coffee helped me through that. Sometimes I would get hungry at around 11am but it would pass pretty quickly. I'll probably keep doing this unless it happens to stop working for me.

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                • #9
                  I have more or less the same lunch everyday - big ass salad that keeps me full until dinner.

                  So yes its a big lunch but its not particularly high in calories and keeps me full for ages if i add in some decent protein like chicken/eggs etc..

                  hunger in its current context isn't really hunger. It is just the brain adapting to modern society. As a society we didn't used to snack a few decades ago. We only do now because it is in the Food Co's interests if we keep eating. The reality is that our body doesn't need it.
                  2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

                  2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

                  Train hard, eat well and love life

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Forgotmylastusername View Post
                    The last month or so I've been eating my first meal at 1 or 2pm. At first I was waking up hungry but a black coffee helped me through that. Sometimes I would get hungry at around 11am but it would pass pretty quickly. I'll probably keep doing this unless it happens to stop working for me.
                    Ok, I see. But what's the advantage of eating like this? Wouldn't eating the same amount of food but in two portions (breakfast & lunch) result in the same?

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                    • #11
                      I am always hungry first thing in the morning, so breakfast is my largest meal of the day. I eat at least 30g of protein, often 40g for breakfast (usually a salmon or tuna 'salad' or a bison burger and egg). I may want to eat again about 1 or 2 pm, but that's just a small meal, and at about 5 pm, I'll have a few walnuts OR an egg white brownie and tea.

                      I've been eating like this for several years, and it just seems to go with my personal biorhythms. I don't think there's any 'right' schedule for meals--it's what works for the individual.

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                      • #12
                        I think you should read Mark's fasting posts Xeronimo.

                        As I say if I eat in the morning I am hungry all day long.

                        If I don't I am not hungry all day.
                        2010 - 5,11 and 101KG

                        2012 - 5,11 and 77KG

                        Train hard, eat well and love life

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Xeronimo View Post
                          Ok, I see. But what's the advantage of eating like this? Wouldn't eating the same amount of food but in two portions (breakfast & lunch) result in the same?
                          The advantage for me is that I like to eat big meals. I enjoy a big lunch a lot more than a smaller sized breakfast and lunch. I'm truly hungry by 2pm so it's a lot more enjoyable in that regard as well. I also don't feel like preparing food in the morning as much either.

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                          • #14
                            This was posted last week on the lean gains website as well.

                            Why Does Breakfast Make Me Hungry? (Major Update July 16th) | Intermittent fasting diet for fat loss, muscle gain and health

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                            • #15
                              You beat me to it forgotmylastusername! I was just going to post the link

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