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kyubeanskyubeans Member Posts: 135 Member Member Posts: 135 Member
I've noticed a trend in the past 40 days of eating and weight loss: Usually when I go through a week of eating breakfast, I'll end up losing that week. When I don't eat breakfast, I'll maintain. To the best of my knowledge my CICO have been roughly consistent throughout and my activity level as well.

Has anyone else noticed something like this? I never put much credit in the whole must-eat-breakfast thing but my body seems to like eating breakfast to lose weight.

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  • kommodevarankommodevaran Member Posts: 17,891 Member Member Posts: 17,891 Member
    What time of day do you weigh yourself?
  • kyubeanskyubeans Member Posts: 135 Member Member Posts: 135 Member
    Morning, after business-time.
  • MalkinMagic71MalkinMagic71 Member Posts: 1,433 Member Member Posts: 1,433 Member
    I never eat breakfast and have lost 200lbs. Meal timing matters not at all. If eating breakfast makes you eat less the rest of the day then that is great...if not then don't eat it. If I eat breakfast I tend to become hungrier much quicker during the day so I don't eat breakfast.
  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Member Posts: 10,178 Member Member Posts: 10,178 Member
    With the use of "usually" and "roughly", I'm going to suggest that this is correlation.
  • trigden1991trigden1991 Member Posts: 4,661 Member Member Posts: 4,661 Member
    Do what works for you.

    Assuming all other parameters are the same: eating breakfast or not will not affect weight loss.
  • kyubeanskyubeans Member Posts: 135 Member Member Posts: 135 Member
    Yes it may well be correlation. With only 40 days' sample, I'm not going to say it's a definite thing. Just curious if anyone had had anything similar they noticed.

    I haven't noticed being hungrier or it affecting my eating the rest of the day either way. And I was pretty sure mealtimes didn't matter, so it's good to get a little validation. For a moment I was like, "Omg maybe there IS something breakfast that affects metabolism or something!"

    I may be overthinking things now. Maybe I should divorce myself from the scale for a week or so.

    Thanks!
  • JeromeBarry1JeromeBarry1 Member Posts: 10,178 Member Member Posts: 10,178 Member
    This is overthinking. If it works for you, ride it.
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