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    Is it ok to skip breakfast?

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

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    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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    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.
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    It's perfectly fine to skip breakfast.
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    Quote 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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    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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