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Do Really Need Breakfast?

ferd_ttp5ferd_ttp5 Posts: 246Member Member Posts: 246Member Member
Do I really need breakfast early in the morning even i'm not hungry like in my other meals at lunch and dinner. I'm stay at home this summer and I'm trying to experiment on meal and snack times.
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  • ent3rsandmanent3rsandman Posts: 141Member Member Posts: 141Member Member
    Nope, do what works for you.
  • richardgavelrichardgavel Posts: 739Member Member Posts: 739Member Member
    No, but I can follow a deficit or surplus lan easier if the calories are spread out. Plus I like breakfast foods and those are by far the cheapest for me at grocery store compared to other meals.
  • jdog022jdog022 Posts: 153Member Member Posts: 153Member Member
    No, but I can follow a deficit or surplus lan easier if the calories are spread out. Plus I like breakfast foods and those are by far the cheapest for me at grocery store compared to other meals.

    nothing wrong with having your omlet, Kodiak cakes, oatmeal or whatever at 2pm or for dinner or whatever time in the day. Love me breakfast foods too. Had a lean turkey guacamole egg in a hole for dinner other night
  • WynterbourneWynterbourne Posts: 1,918Member Member Posts: 1,918Member Member
    Nope. I almost never eat breakfast and I've lost 130lbs. That whole "most important meal of the day" was, from what I've read, just part of a 1944 marketing campaign launched by Grape Nuts manufacturer General Foods to sell more cereal.
  • GrnhouseGrnhouse Posts: 181Member Member Posts: 181Member Member
    Yes. I eat it every morning. Your mind is much more alert w it.
  • nrbuttonnrbutton Posts: 165Member Member Posts: 165Member Member
    My body isn't ready to eat for at least 4 hours after I wake up so technically my first meal or food to "break" my "fast" is lunch and even then I'm not ready to eat heavy until later in the day just before dinnertime around 5 or 6.
  • Jen127bryanJen127bryan Posts: 43Member Member Posts: 43Member Member
    I work with with a batiatric surgeon and the dietician who I work with says breakfast is very important and it affects the way your metabolism works and your energy level.
  • DietPradaDietPrada Posts: 1,160Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,160Member, Premium Member
    Back in the day when I used to eat breakfast, I'd be hungry for the rest of the day. I don't eat until lunch time now, I'm not hungry before then and I generally eat less overall. Breakfast is not needed and in fact many people find skipping breakfast helps them lose weight.
  • ninerbuffninerbuff Posts: 40,966Member, Greeter MFP Greeter Posts: 40,966Member, Greeter MFP Greeter
    Grnhouse wrote: »
    Yes. I eat it every morning. Your mind is much more alert w it.
    According to?
    If you have an ample supply of glycogen in the body, you should be just fine.

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  • AnvilHeadAnvilHead Posts: 12,459Member Member Posts: 12,459Member Member
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    Note that by "Advanced" in the middle section, he's speaking of bodybuilders who are at/near their genetic potential and/or highly competitive elite athletes. Basically, if you have to ask if you're "advanced", you're not.

    And by "extreme fat loss" in the left section, he's speaking of people who are already very lean and trying to reach extremely lean bodyfat levels (like competitive bodybuilders in pre-contest prep). Having an average (or below) physique and trying to fit into your summer bathing suit or wedding dress isn't an "extreme fat loss" goal.
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  • PinkamenaD8PinkamenaD8 Posts: 99Member Member Posts: 99Member Member
    AnvilHead wrote: »
    "extreme fat loss"

    If metabolism isn't affected why is important the frecuency? It's because with the few calories they're consuming can't stand a hard excercise session if they haven't eaten?
  • mazdaukmazdauk Posts: 1,318Member Member Posts: 1,318Member Member
    It is for me or I get really grumpy and snappy >:)
  • GottaBurnEmAllGottaBurnEmAll Posts: 5,324Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,324Member, Premium Member
    I get up every morning around 5:00 or so and don't have anything except tea with fat free half and half until around 1:00 or 2:00 every day. I also run at least 3 miles every morning.

    I'm simply not hungry in the morning and the earlier I eat, the earlier my appetite gets switched on. I homeschool my son and have no trouble concentrating on teaching him and focusing.

    OP, if you're not hungry, don't eat. Save your calories for later. A lot of people are natural breakfast-delayers.
  • tekwritertekwriter Posts: 923Member Member Posts: 923Member Member
    When I was at bariatrics, I was told the same thing. I know however the first time I lost 87 pounds I did not eat breakfast. I am hypothyroid and have to wait to eat after I take my meds. I would take my meds then go to work and at my first break around 9:30a I would eat a snack and then eat my lunch later. This worked well for me until I broke my shoulder and became totally inactive and didn't watch what I ate. Probably ate breakfast too, lol.
  • kcericakcerica Posts: 13Member Member Posts: 13Member Member
    Do what works for you. I find that when I have some protein in the morning I eat better all day. It took a lot of food journaling to figure that out for me.
  • Theo166Theo166 Posts: 2,262Member Member Posts: 2,262Member Member
    ferd_ttp5 wrote: »
    Do I really need breakfast early in the morning even i'm not hungry like in my other meals at lunch and dinner. I'm stay at home this summer and I'm trying to experiment on meal and snack times.

    I suggest you read up on intermittent fasting.
    The 8/16 version may work very well for you and any resource on it will elaborate how breakfast is not required.
  • janjuniejanjunie Posts: 1,200Member Member Posts: 1,200Member Member
    My breakfast consists of a cup of coffee. I don't eat anything solid until lunch time and my body seems pretty happy with this.
  • MichSmishMichSmish Posts: 483Member, Premium Member Posts: 483Member, Premium Member
    Nope! I typically don't eat my first meal until about 11am, and am up at 4 or 5am M-Fri. It makes it much easier to adhere to my calorie goals.
  • amandaeveamandaeve Posts: 350Member Member Posts: 350Member Member
    AnvilHead wrote: »
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    Note that by "Advanced" in the middle section, he's speaking of bodybuilders who are at/near their genetic potential and/or highly competitive elite athletes. Basically, if you have to ask if you're "advanced", you're not.

    And by "extreme fat loss" in the left section, he's speaking of people who are already very lean and trying to reach extremely lean bodyfat levels (like competitive bodybuilders in pre-contest prep). Having an average (or below) physique and trying to fit into your summer bathing suit or wedding dress isn't an "extreme fat loss" goal.

    I've been playing with this for myself. I am nowhere near "advanced". In the last 2 years I've gone from 25% fat to 35% fat despite spending one year of that lifting specifically to gain muscle mass. My trainers argued that my not eating breakfast was the culprit for loosing any muscle mass gained. My whole life I ate a decent sized breakfast first thing, so maybe that makes a difference. Due to my schedule, these past 2 years I've been eating breakfast about 3.5 hours after waking with 2 of those hours being exercise. Currently, I'm eating breakfast first thing again. I definitely feel less hunger throughout, but only time will tell if there are other benefits.
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