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    Breakfast... smoothie with fruit good or not good for weight loss (newbe)

    Sorry if this has been covered (and I am sure it has) but I am a newbe and couldn't find it anywhere.

    I don't normally give myself a lot of time to make breakfast in the morning so I will usually just make a smoothie in my magic bullet that has; coconut mil, strawberries, 1/2 banana, vanilla, cinnamon, spinach, 2 eggs, & ice because I can whip it up in about 2 minutes and then run out the door.

    I have about 95lbs to lose and am just starting today (277lbs and just saw a photo of me with my wife and daughter by the pool and realized how bad it has gotten). I am concerned that even though that breakfast would be primal (I think anyway right?) that it may be a huge spike in blood sugar because of the fruit.

    Would it be better to not eat breakfast at all over that breakfast?

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    For weight loss it's probably not ideal. What about making food the night before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    What about making food the night before?

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    I can do that, I would probably make egg "cupcakes", that smoothie is what I do currently though and I wouldn't have to change my breakfasts at all if that was ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_S View Post
    Would it be better to not eat breakfast at all over that breakfast?
    Hello, that's what I have been doing for a long time: 2 cups of black coffee, glass of water, and ready to go (after I ditched the croissants which I had with my coffee before turning wheat free that is ).
    I can only recommend you try without breakfast at all. It may feel weird at the beginning if you are not used to it, but you won't regret. All you will do is prolong the fasting time and rely more on your fat stores because insulin will be at its basal level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFry View Post
    I can only recommend you try without breakfast at all. It may feel weird at the beginning if you are used to it, but you won't regret.
    My concern is that if I don't eat breakfast then I will crash late morning or stuff myself at lunch because I am so hungry. should I not be concerned about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_S View Post
    My concern is that if I don't eat breakfast then I will crash late morning or stuff myself at lunch because I am so hungry. should I not be concerned about that?
    Yes, go slowly then, push your breakfast later and later so your hunger signal gets retuned. There's a poster in these forums who wrote about it, don't remember his name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_S View Post
    My concern is that if I don't eat breakfast then I will crash late morning or stuff myself at lunch because I am so hungry. should I not be concerned about that?
    If you're going to stuff yourself, do it when you ARE hungry. Eat a big, healthy lunch! A smoothie for the sake of fending off the hunger you fear is food your body didn't ask for.

    Hunger is not something to be concerned about (or feared). Learning what real hunger feels like, and learning to feed it with nutrient dense *real* food is an eye opener.
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    If you're hungry, it's generally wise to eat! Egg muffins are a great idea. You can make them ahead of time for several day's worth or a full week of breakfasts. For me, personally, starting my day off with some protein is key to not ending up ravenous later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by namelesswonder View Post
    You'll only know if you crash in the morning without food if you try it.
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    Be gentle with yourself at first and focus on nourishment but in the long run we're not built to self-destruct without breakfast.
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    I don't think a smoothie is a bad idea at all. There are lots of things you can do for breakfast...or you can skip breakfast. That works for some people and does not work for others.

    I'd make a few tweaks to your smoothie though. I'd cut out one of the fruits and add more protein in there. You could do some greek yogurt (if you're ok with dairy). OR do a bit of almond butter for some protein and fats. Lots of options....but I'd def cut out one of the fruits.

    Also, I freeze my fruit specifically so I don't have to add ice. I feel like it makes it smoother...

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