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How many calories for breakfast?

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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 25,101 Member Member Posts: 25,101 Member
    I always eat breakfast, and it's around 500-700 calories.

    Holy cow! 700 cals for breakfast?! Do you still lose weight or are you just maintaining?

    Do you eat less later in the day then?
    I'm actually trying to gain, but I would still be around 500-600 for maintaining. My calorie maintenance is a little over 2,000 a day, which is probably higher than yours.

    The app has me at 1200 calories a day. :(

    Because you picked the most aggressive weekly weight loss possible. Unless you are very very short and practically bedridden, it's lower than you need to go.

    https://www.aworkoutroutine.com/1200-calorie-diet/
    edited July 2018
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 25,101 Member Member Posts: 25,101 Member
    Just wondering how many calories people have for just breakfast. Do you have breakfast at all?

    I find if I don't eat bfast then I tend to eat more in the evening. But I'm not really hungry at bfast. So I don't always eat. But I'm starving by lunch.

    Any go to faves for feeling full through till lunch?

    I like having more calories later in the day so break my fast with a coffee/protein powder smoothie.

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  • DebTavaresDebTavares Member Posts: 87 Member Member Posts: 87 Member
    Usually between 200 and 300 calories.
  • bufgerbufger Member Posts: 776 Member Member Posts: 776 Member
    600-700 for breakfast. I do my workouts in the morning so I go carb heavy with some protein to fuel me. Then I reduce carbs for the rest of the day, keep the protein high and do about 700 calories per meal.
  • ExistingFishExistingFish Member Posts: 1,191 Member Member Posts: 1,191 Member
    I eat between 300 and 450 usually. I'd say about 75% of what I'd eat for lunch or dinner. I usually do not eat a morning snack. I do usually eat an afternoon snack or a before bed snack, depending on my timing of dinner. I guess you could say I eat 4x a day, not 3.
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 7,661 Member Member Posts: 7,661 Member
    I usually have e coffee with cream, and sometimes snack on some peanuts with it. Sometimes I'm hungry and will have a packet of oatmeal or an egg. If not, I take a protein bar with me to work to eat when I do feel hungry. I don't want to end up starving before lunch!
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Member Posts: 4,674 Member Member Posts: 4,674 Member
    Some days I eat just a granola bar and a cup of tea or milk, or a fruit. That ends up being about 200-300 calories.

    Some days I make a bigger breakfast of eggs, potatoes, turkey bacon, or rarely pancakes that can total 600 calories. On those days, I typically only eat 2 meals.
  • confidenceinrainconfidenceinrain Member Posts: 104 Member Member Posts: 104 Member
    Between 200 and 300. I usually have a little Greek yogurt with fruit and muesli (the kind with nuts in), plus coffee with milk and sugar. Small portions but it's filling. On weekends we go for a lot of long walks in the hills (today about 15 miles) so usually have eggs or fish sticks or something else with more calories and protein.
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,293 Member Member Posts: 10,293 Member
    5 calories -700 calories.
    Sometimes I'm not hungry at all in the morning so I just have coffee, other times I'm very hungry in the morning so I have a big breakfast. I just wait until I'm hungry to eat my first meal and sometimes that doesn't happen until lunch. Today my breakfast was 421 calories.
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    Usually, my normal days overall end up somewhere between 1500 and 2000 calories (1450 base calories and the rest is exercise calories), so even a 700 calories breakfast is easily doable, but I prefer a larger lunch most days over a larger breakfast.

    edited July 2018
  • amusedmonkeyamusedmonkey Member Posts: 10,293 Member Member Posts: 10,293 Member
    kami3006 wrote: »
    I don't eat breakfast. My first meal is around 11 a.m. so it's really lunch. I am hungry all day if I eat any earlier than that. I pre log my evening snack because I like to eat before bed and then split my calorie between two larger meals. 11 a.m. and 6 p.m..

    Interesting. I consider anything before noon breakfast. I had my breakfast today at 11.
  • ClaudiaDawn2ClaudiaDawn2 Member Posts: 101 Member Member Posts: 101 Member
    I usually have between 250 and 300 calories. When I eat oatmeal, that bumps my calorie intake up to 400 calories; but I find it much more filling.
  • avskkavskk Member Posts: 1,790 Member Member Posts: 1,790 Member
    I'm maintaining at a high weight right now; my breakfasts tend to clock in around 500 calories. When I'm losing my breakfasts are usually between 200-300 calories, when I eat them at all. I'm a night eater so when I'm working on losing weight I tend to save most of my calories for dinner and nighttime snacks.
  • AthijadeAthijade Member Posts: 2,613 Member Member Posts: 2,613 Member
    200-300. I am not a huge fan of eating breakfast but with the schedule I am currently on, I find eating it is better then not. I used to be able to get up later at my old job so I didn't have as long to wait until lunch. Now I find myself getting hungry sooner.

    During the week I have 3 main meals for breakfast:
    Greek yogurt and almonds
    Breakfast burrito
    Loaded hashbrowns (mushrooms, onion, peppers, bacon, and an egg)
  • RunnerGrl1982RunnerGrl1982 Member Posts: 412 Member Member Posts: 412 Member
    My breakfast meals are between 150 - 350 calories depending on whether I'm running that morning or not.
  • TayaCurraghTayaCurragh Member Posts: 676 Member Member Posts: 676 Member
    My calorie goal is around 1200, for breakfast I eat less than 250.

    I usually swap between shredded wheat and milk, or porridge made with half milk half water. I find keeping to whole grains in the morning keeps me full until lunchtime.

    On the weekends I might treat myself to a smaller portion of sugary cereal, but this doesn't keep me full very long.
  • DomesticKatDomesticKat Member Posts: 565 Member Member Posts: 565 Member
    450 on average. My typical breakfast is Greek yogurt, frozen fruit of some kind, and protein granola. Plus coffee.
  • gia_incognitogia_incognito Member Posts: 103 Member Member Posts: 103 Member
    My calorie goal is around 1200, for breakfast I eat less than 250.

    I usually swap between shredded wheat and milk, or porridge made with half milk half water. I find keeping to whole grains in the morning keeps me full until lunchtime.

    On the weekends I might treat myself to a smaller portion of sugary cereal, but this doesn't keep me full very long.

    1200 is my cal goal too. So I should be eating a bit more for breakfast...
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 21,866 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,866 Member
    My calorie goal is around 1200, for breakfast I eat less than 250.

    I usually swap between shredded wheat and milk, or porridge made with half milk half water. I find keeping to whole grains in the morning keeps me full until lunchtime.

    On the weekends I might treat myself to a smaller portion of sugary cereal, but this doesn't keep me full very long.

    1200 is my cal goal too. So I should be eating a bit more for breakfast...

    Why? Food timing is completely irrelevant for weight loss, except insofar as it affects your satiation, or your compliance with a reasonable calorie deficit, and both of those factors are completely personal and individual.
  • NinkasiNinkasi Member Posts: 169 Member Member Posts: 169 Member
    300 - 350 calories. It's a little less than a quarter of my allotment. My breakfasts are all the same, choose 2: oatmeal with 1 t. brown sugar, fruit (berries or mangoes), yogurt, a hard-boiled egg. Plus 16 oz. of coffee with 100 grams of milk. I'd like to ditch the milk but I don't like black coffee and none of the milk substitutes I've tried are as good as real milk. So...the milk stays.
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