how do you feel if you don't eat breakfast?
Posting in the Nutrition forum because I think this might have something to do with what I eat for breakfast.
It's been about a half hour since I ate breakfast. I am so sleepy I could lay my head down and doze off. This happens almost every day. The feeling usually passes in an hour or two but during that time I'm not very productive.
I ate 2 eggs, a beef patty, 1/2 an avocado and a cup of coffee (not decaffeinated). I try to go heavy on protein and fat since, sometimes, I don't get lunch until 1 or 2 p.m. This works really well to the extent, often, I don't want to eat until dinner.
Any thoughts or possible changes in what I eat? Thanks.
how do you feel if you don't eat breakfast?
Actually, not eating breakfast is what I want to do. Being the "well brought up child I was", I eat. However, this is an idea I've never examined. I'm gong to give it a good look. My concerns are not having enough energy to last until lunch and . . . actually not eating enough to keep losing weight. I've lost 94 lbs and could still lose 25 more, I'm 5' 4" and weigh 150 right now. I started eating primally to lose the weight so I could walk. Broke a thigh bone that didn't want to mend about 2 years ago. This, plus cranky knees put me in a wheelchair. At 244, if I were my knees, I'd be cranky too. I'm walking now with a cane and hope to discard that very soon. I'm cane-challenged and keep tripping over it. As for my appetite, I'm NEVER hungry, and just eat to get nutrients and stuff I need into me. I feel truly blessed that I haven't suffered any type of carb withdrawal except having the taste of "sucking on pennies - metalic" in my mouth for a few weeks.
Well I can give my own experience here. If I eat breakfast (no matter if its all Primal or not) I have less energy in the mornings and actually am hungrier by the time lunch hits than when I skip it. For me coffee with a couple tablespoons of cream really just does the trick. I always have plenty of energy and am wide awake and grooving along until lunch hits a bout 5 hours later.
Having both of you suggest skipping breakfast is worthy of a try. I'll do it and let you know. Lunch and dinner will have to do for "nutrient gathering". I have noticed, having forced breakfast, even after 4 or 5 hours, it's still an effort to eat. I should add that I feel well otherwise, and sleep well too . . . except for foot and leg cramps. Tried Magnesium, Potassium, stretching before bed and a bar of soap between the sheets. At a loss.
for the foot and leg cramps my mom does a warm bath with aromatics (usually lavender). I would try skipping breakfast as well. I do a cup of coffee with HWC as well, and often also a glass of green tea (iced in the summer).
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I just ate half avocado (80 g) and a can of tuna for lunch and feel the same, plus heavy stomach. I was hungry and alert before eating it (5 hrs from breakfast). Avocado is the common denominator. But, I also had less sleep than usual in the past 3 days (visitors in the house). I should go run sprints in 15 min and I feel like napping at a sunny lawn instead???
Is that combination of carb and fat in avocado? I normally don't eat them, but had another half yesterday for post-workout.
Did you try B12 for cramps? IT is another common deficiency for that.
Last edited by Leida; 07-05-2012 at 10:18 AM.
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B12 is one of the few things I haven't tried for leg cramps. What is a good dose?
I eat the avocado for the fat and fiber. No bowel problems just always felt they were healthy. I do still get the same sleepy reaction when I don't eat avocados. I've also found they are a quick, convenient food when there isn't much around to eat.
are you actually feeling hungry for breakfast, or eating out of habit? if i am hungry i eat soon after waking, if i'm not, i just don't. sounds like you've been at this awhile and should be able to pay attention to your true hunger signals.
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