No More Skipping Breakfast

@Raine38 (9195)
United States
October 30, 2016 11:09am CST
I used to skip breakfast and mostly just eat lunch and dinner. Sometimes, I would even skip lunch and just have dinner. I always make it a point to eat healthy, especially for dinner since I am already home then and I can make or cook our own. But I noticed that there were days that I end up having cravings and snacking on chips and chocolates. It really did not help at all. I decided to do it the other way around. I eat breakfast, usually I get hungry between 8-9 am, so I always have wheat bread in the office and cream cheese or almond butter. Then I eat my packed lunch which is usually last night’s dinner, and I do not eat dinner at all. I just have green tea and a glass of coco-almond milk. There are times that I go to bed hungry but it does not really bother me at all since I am going to sleep anyway – does not really require lots of energy to do that. I cannot exactly say that I have lost weight this way, but this definitely curbed my cravings. I have never reached for chocolates even though I have a bowlful of it right on my desk at work. I also do not feel the need to visit the vending machines which are just a few feet away from our break room. And while I have not actually weighed myself in, I can tell that I do not feel as bloated and my clothes feel a little loose on me now. If these are any indication that I am doing something right, then I will keep at this eating sequence. I do not advise this, however, because I am sure there are healthier ways of eating healthy without skipping any meal or depriving one’s self.
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@hereandthere (32801)
• Philippines
30 Oct 16
i need breakfast, but not heavy. if i want to skip dinner, i'd have to sleep very early.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
I cannot eat a heavy breakfast either. I usually get up at 6am during workdays and it is too early for me to eat a lot.
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• United States
30 Oct 16
When it's warmer out I don't have an appetite to eat, but for the most part I don't skip meals.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
I'm the same! When I am sweaty and simply feeling hot, a glass of iced water will do. I feel like I feel more warm if I eat.
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• United States
30 Oct 16
@Raine38 Yes, when its warm out or hot - I don't have much of an appetite. A smoothie or cold drink would be enough
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby It does make sense though. And sometimes a fruit and veggie smoothie is enough as a meal in itself.
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• Philippines
3 Nov 16
My grandma used to skip breakfast, so busy that she ends up having the worst possible ulcer now. At least have a light breakfast.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
4 Nov 16
So sorry to hear that, I hope she's doing much better now. Yes, it was a bad habit that I made sure to change.
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• Philippines
4 Nov 16
@Raine38 now she can't eat much of everything with taking her medication first. Last time she did, her insides rejected it as she throws up and poop at the same time. you need to fill your stomach at least 3 times a day to keep that stomach from scratching itself.
• Jacksonville, Florida
30 Oct 16
It would be okay to have dinner, if you have it earlier than 7pm. I won't eat after 7pm since I won't burn it off while sleeping.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
That's what I heard. And from what I hear, it works for a lot of people. That is why we normally just have a garden salad or a small sandwich for dinner. This weekend is the exception as I grilled some steaks and baked some sweet potatoes and butternut squash.
@amadeo (73646)
• United States
30 Oct 16
Breakfast is a very important meal.Not to be miss.Skipping meal is not the answer
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
You are correct. It is really not healthy.
@skysnap (18039)
30 Oct 16
true skipping breakfast does contribute back to the weight gain.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
Yes, I have personally experienced this and I will not go back to that habit anymore.
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@5thHouse (1692)
• Sheffield, England
30 Oct 16
I know a lot of people who skip breakfast. I'm always starving when I wake up so I have to eat breakfast. Just lately though I've got into the routine of having a normal breakfast, then just a small snack midday and a proper meal at night. I find that the best way to keep my weight under control and I find that I don't actually need to eat very much in the middle of the day.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
30 Oct 16
You are doing it correctly, I think. I learned that once a meal is skipped and we purposely deprive ourselves with proper food, our body goes into starvation mode and we end up storing fats.