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  • Is it ok to skip breakfast?

    Half the time I am not hungry in the morning, but the CW thoughts tell me that breakfast is the most important meal.
    I am trying to lose weight, but am also nursing an 8 month old.
    Normally i am awake between 6 or 7am. I will have a cup of coffee or tea and then will eat a bit by 10am, usually eggs of some sort.
    Is this ok? Or should I eat breakfast at 7am even if I'm not super hungry.
    Needing some accountability, so here's my stats:
    34yrs old, 5'5"
    CW: 163lbs (07/2014)
    GW: 135lbs or less
    Eating mainly paleo, but including a bit of white rice (don't call the Paleo Police!)

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    I usually eat my first meal between 11am and 1pm. Sometimes sooner or later, depending on different things. I also often do workouts just before breaking the fast. It's definitely permissible, and personally it just works for me!
    Read up on intermittent fasting if you want to know more. But don't worry about skipping breakfast! :-)

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    • #3
      yes of course, eat when hungry, don't when not.

      I'm the same as Ghashul and usually eat my first meal of the day just after 1pm

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      • #4
        I fast all day until 6pm - however for breastfeeding Mom's I'm not so sure thats a good idea - ask you doctor before long term fasts but skipping breakfast is no biggie - remember you are technically fasting all night when your asleep.

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        • #5
          I rarely eat before noon. Only exception is if I go swimming in the morning.

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          • #6
            I am generally to work by 6:00 AM and eating breakfast at 5:30 AM just doesn't work for me, I'm not hungry at that time. So I usually just end up eating breakfast like you at around 10 or 11 AM. But the only thing I'm nursing is my often wounded pride .
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            Beginning Weight = 250lb
            Current Weight = 197lb
            Goal Weight = Whatever weight I am when I can do 30 pull ups without taking a break...

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            • #7
              Until the garbage "study" that hit the news this morning, almost all the research done on breakfast has not only been done on children, but has been done by the Kellogg Foundation.

              When people tell me how important breakfast is, I just tell them that I do "break fast" - it's just usually not until late afternoon.
              "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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              • #8
                It's perfectly fine to skip breakfast.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by blondiegreen View Post
                  Half the time I am not hungry in the morning, but the CW thoughts tell me that breakfast is the most important meal.
                  I am trying to lose weight, but am also nursing an 8 month old.
                  Normally i am awake between 6 or 7am. I will have a cup of coffee or tea and then will eat a bit by 10am, usually eggs of some sort.
                  Is this ok? Or should I eat breakfast at 7am even if I'm not super hungry.
                  You need advice from people who have actually nursed babies, not a bunch of dudes who are ignoring this pretty vital piece of information, because their/our context is wildly different to your current one.

                  In general, context aside, It's absolutely fine for a healthy person to not eat 'breakfast'. For people with serious issues such a hypothyroidism then it'd be generally suggested that they consume something, however small.

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                  • #10
                    NO - you'll increase your chances of a heart attack! Well, according to research from Harvard School of Public Health released today...
                    -> BBC News - Breakfast linked to 'healthy heart'

                    (Full paper: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Yanwoo View Post
                      NO - you'll increase your chances of a heart attack! Well, according to research from Harvard School of Public Health released today...
                      -> BBC News - Breakfast linked to 'healthy heart'

                      (Full paper: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals)
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                      • #12
                        I'd say it's perfectly fine, but given that you're nursing you might need the added nutrition of eating. Try it for yourself, it's not going to damage you any more than giving you fatigue if it doesn't work.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Yanwoo View Post
                          NO - you'll increase your chances of a heart attack! Well, according to research from Harvard School of Public Health released today...
                          -> BBC News - Breakfast linked to 'healthy heart'

                          (Full paper: Prospective Study of Breakfast Eating and Incident Coronary Heart Disease in a Cohort of Male US Health Professionals)
                          Wow, what scaremongering nonsense.

                          Here's a similar application of their logic: most professional athletes have nice cars, therefore in order to become a professional athlete, you must buy a nice car. Correlation does not indicate causation.

                          Oh, and strong breakfast recommendation: "Wholegrain toast, or cereals like porridge with low fat milk are a good way to start the day. Try a sliced banana or dried fruit on top and you'll be on your way to five-a-day before you've even left the house."

                          Lmao.
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                          • #14
                            i do not eat breakfast. instead i eat at around 11 am... or something not until 1 pm. breakfast does not settle well in my stomach. i say, do what works for you! you know yourself better than any of us!

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                            • #15
                              I eat about noon and about 6:00.

                              Most adult studies compare "people who eat breakfast" with "people who don't eat breakfast", ignoring the health and lifestyle of the individuals. They end up grouping people who eat regular healthy meals with people who don't care about their diets and live mostly on coffee, snickers, and alcohol. Hey wait, people who wake up hungover every morning are unlikely to eat breakfast! Does that mean not eating breakfast causes hangovers? Inquiring minds want to know.

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