Am I the only one here who doesn't eat breakfast?...

@aseretdd (13730)
Philippines
April 1, 2008 11:44pm CST
I have heard and read information that say... breakfast is the most important meal of the day... but eventhough i know that that is true... i still don't like eating breakfast... a cup of hot chocolate is enough for me... I think this started when i was still working as a teacher and i had to wake up very early in the morning... no one will cook breakfast for me... and since i don't want to be late... i just drink coffee or chocolate... and then be on my way... But i was still able to perform my work well... i feel very hungry but i can always eat lunch early... So... am i the only one here who doesn't eat breakfast?...
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@suehan1 (4344)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
aseretdd you are not alone.i can not eat breakfast first thing in the morning,as i can not tolerate it.i usually have something to eat around 10 am.i get up really early and start work around 7am,so i just have my cuppa till 10 then have some toast.cheers sue
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Do you feel sick when you eat breakfast... one of my friends do... and the doctor cannot explain why... so like you, she would just drink coffee... and have plain bread afterwards... thanks for the response...
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@suehan1 (4344)
• Australia
2 Apr 08
yes it makes me feel a little sick,i just can not stand to rush breakfast down at that hour of the morning,if i did i would feel ill all day.cheers sue
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Well then... that is a good enough reason why you should skip breakfast...
• United States
2 Apr 08
Oh the thought of food in the morning makes me ill. I just want coffee please. Im not ready to eat untill noon. Ive always been this way. I grew up on a farm and mom got up and prepared a large breakfast....uhg.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Well, breakfast doesn't make me ill... i am just used to not eating any... and i always just eat early and heavy lunch to compensate for the breakfast that i always miss... but how come you don't like eating breakfast if you grew up with a mother who always prepares one for the family... thanks for the response...
• United States
3 Apr 08
Well like a few others I just feel ill after a early morning meal. My current DR. Would like me to eat breakfast because she feels it is important. But she also said she doesnt see any reason Id have too because it really hasnt seem to effect me negitivly. Im glad to see theres others here that dont like the thought of food in the morning. Coffee drinkers unite ! Ha
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Well, i agree with your doctor... if there is indeed no negative effect for not eating breakfast... then we can forgo the positive ones... there should be a coffee drinkers club here in mylot... but if that happens... i might as well start drinking coffee again...
• United States
2 Apr 08
I eat breakfast.. I've heard that it can slow down your metabolism if you skip breakfast. Technically though if you have coffee or chocolate that is still breakfast as there are calories in it to help you get going! Sometimes my 2 year old will only drink milk for breakfast.
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
If that chocolate or coffee can be considered breakfast... then i have a misconception about it... i always thought that breakfast should consist of like eggs, bacon, bread, bagel, rice, etc... But then... if i drink only juice during lunch time... that cannot be considered as lunch... right?... Thanks for the response...
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@madlees (1377)
• India
4 Apr 08
A drink of chocolate or coffee will not make breafast dear, that is a misconception. You have to have heavy breakfast and that too when you are young the body needs it. You can go without dinner or have a glass of juice for dinner / supper whatever you take. But for breakfast you have to have full breakfast for your energy to be maintained the whole day.
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• United States
2 Apr 08
i never eat breakfast either because i don't have enough time, but mainly because i'm just not hungry in the morning, so your not alone at all on this one. i know a lot of people that don't eat breakfast in the morning. but i always hear its the most important meal and people who eat breakfast are usually thinner. but who knows
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
All doctors would say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... but then.. i still think it depends upon the person... i don't believe that eating breakfast will make a person thin... i weigh 110 lbs and don't really gain any weight no matter what i eat.. thanks for being the first to respond to this discussion...
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@madlees (1377)
• India
4 Apr 08
People who eat breakfast are not only thinner but also healthy. They can maintain their energy level till the evening. They will not feel tired by the evening. You can try it out and see for yourself. This has been my own experience.
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@moneyandgc (3428)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I don't eat breakfast during normal breakfast hours that is for sure. I am an insomniac and eat all my meals later than most. I usually only eat two real meals a day. On the weekends I am more likely to eat breakfast because my husband makes sure of it. I make sure my daughter gets balanced meals though. I just can't eat when I first wake up most days. Even when I was younger and still in school. I could make it until lunch if I didn't eat any breakfast. If I did, I would be absolutely starving a couple of hours later.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Your eating habit is quite complicated... but what's important is you are still getting the right nutrition for your body... that alone can compensate for not eating breakfast everyday... and that you make sure your daughter is eating right... thanks for the respones...
@xlinzixx (511)
2 Apr 08
i know they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day but i rarely eat it mostly because i have a hetic life styl so rarely have time for it. but most of the time im rarely hungry when i wake up and i usually find im not hungry till lunch time anyway.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
One's lifestyle can be a very important factor in one's eating habit... but our body would usually adapt to it... even if they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@drannhh (15226)
• United States
2 Apr 08
No, you are not the only one. I don't usually eat breakfast either, although I do when we are on a road trip. I think that is because we go to sleep earlier when staying at a hotel than when we are home and it is nice to have a bit to eat before driving a long ways. Usually, I prefer to work 3 or 4 hours before eating, but I drink water upon arising and periodically throughout the day.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Well, i skip eating anything evertime i travel by bus or by car... i am afraid that i might throw up... although that sort of thing have not happened in a very long time... drinking a lot of water will surely help if one doesn't eat any breakfast... thanks for the response...
@youless (107219)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Apr 08
I always eat breakfast. It is one of the main meals in a day. I can't skip it as I won't feel good to work when I am hungry. And it's not healthy to be without a breakfast.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
A lot of people would say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day... but then... a lot of those who responded said that they can go on fine the whole days without it... well i think it really depends upon the person... thanks for the response...
@se7enthbird (8313)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
there are days where i feel like eating breakfast and there are days that i am not in the mood for breakfast. there are mornings that i am like you i just drink coffee. not chocolate coz it makes my tummy do circus inside.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Well, it is still good that you have breakfast everytime you are in the mood for it... i think that is good for your body... some people just can't take chocolate or milk in the morning... i don't like milk... but if it is with chocolate... then that is okay for me... thanks for the response...
• United States
2 Apr 08
I like breakfast, but I do skip this meal sometimes. I actually do not miss it at all on weekends. I love to have that nice warm breakfast. I love that nice toast, eggs, waffles, pancakes. Do I need to name more? But these are really some great breakfast items. I heard also that breakfast is suppose to start your day off right.
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
If only there is someone who will cook breakfast for me... then maybe i won't skip it anymore... it is more like a habit now that started years ago... and i think i can break this habit if only i have someone who will do the cooking for me... thanks for the response...
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@julyteen (13253)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Apr 08
that's also my problem that is why i always neglect breakfast. frankly speaking am not a good cook. i am very lazy to cook specially for my own i prefer to drink cup of coffee or a glass of milk to substitute my breakfast. that i my routine everyday. most of my meals are ready made i buy from a food chain.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
Well, i love to cook... but it is so boring to cook for only one person... i can't count my baby yet because... she can't eat what i want to eat... but now that my husband is here... he usually does the cooking... but that is only for lunch and dinner... breakfast is still a no no for us... thanks for the response...
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@subha12 (18444)
• India
2 Apr 08
I think yes. But my friend why do you skip break fast. it is actually dangerous thing to do. it is the most important meal of the day. it can cause various problems if you do not take it.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
I have been skipping breakfast for years now.. and i haven't encountered any significant problems... i think it is just a case of getting used to it... i am not a morning person and i usually eat my lunch early... thanks for the response...
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@ayou82 (3450)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
i also don't eat breakfast coz im not a morning person.. but sometimes i am forced to because i have to eat something for a very long day at work i need the energy.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
If you word graveyard shift... then it is important for you to eat breakfast... that is like the equivalent of your dinner... since it is not good to sleep with an empty stomach... thanks for the response...
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• United States
2 Apr 08
My "breakfast" consists of a latte. I usually don't eat anything for a couple of hours. And I rarely eat typical breakfast food as my first meal of the day- occasionally I make an omelet, but even then it usually loaded with more veggies than eggs so I don't know that it even qualifies as breakfast food at that point...lol. I like cereal fine, but usually eat it as a midnight snack, not a morning meal...lol. OK, so sorry, that was pretty long winded just to say NO you aren't the only one. lol
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
2 Apr 08
No problem with that... i like the long detailed responses to my discussions... i also try some midnight snack from time to time... especially when i can't sleep or doing a dvd marathon... but the omelet you make sounds delicious... thanks for the response...
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@Elixiress (3880)
11 Apr 08
I could easily not eat breakfast, because I am not hungry on a morning, but I make myself eat it, because otherwise I snack too much between dinner and tea, which is not healthy, since I snack on biscuits.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
The good kind of biscuits are also healthy... especially when they are made from wheat... good thing that you force yourself to eat breakfast if that is the case... i can never do that to myself... thanks for the response...
@Elixiress (3880)
14 Apr 08
Have you tried having a cereal bar or something small like that? That is what I did. Or get up a little earlier, because food is easier to face an hour or two after waking up.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
I tried that before... but i am just not a breakfast eater... but i do eat lunch quite early...
@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
2 Apr 08
I very seldom eat breakfast. I've been that way ever since I was a child. I'm usually not hungry for several hours after I wake up. To be honest I also often skip lunch or have it very late in the afternoon and then just have dinner around 7 at night (I stay up till usually around 1am so it's not that late of a meal). I'm not a big eater as a general rule, probably why I'm so irritated at being overweight. I eat when I'm hungry and I'm not going to force myself to eat when my I'm not even if it is the time for it.
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
I wonder... how can you be overweight if you don't eat that much?... have you consulted a doctor about this... in my case... no matter how much i eat... i still maintain my 110 lbs weight... and the doctor said that this is pretty normal since my mother is not that big... thanks for the response...
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Don't ask me. I can't figure it out either. If I'm lucky I might eat two meals a day and small snack. I was healthy size up until puberty and then I started to gain weight and I've been over weight almost all my adult life. I've lost it at times but then it comes back. Unfortunately right now I cannot afford to pay for any testing my doctor might want to do so that's out. I am very big boned though, I'm considered x-large boned but still I would like to lose some of the weight. I will never be down to what some doctors want for me. I'd look like a skeleton. Some try to say i should weigh 120. I'm almost 5'9 and like I said very large boned. When I got down to 180 I looked very good and wore a size 12 (my bone size keeps me from going any lower in sizes). I'd love to be at that again but don't see it happening.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Well, as long as you feel healthy and great... i don't think there is nothing wrong with your weight... but if ever you get the finances straight... you can have your thyroids checked... i read that being overweight for no apparent reason can be linked to an over active thyroid glands... goodluck
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• United States
2 Apr 08
I don't eat breakfast either , I get up to early , and that early in the morning who wants to eat . I work in a factory and I need lots of energy, for standing on my feet for 12 hour shifts but still , I just cant . When I was married the first time around , I actually tried to eat breakfast with the kids , and I think it made me sick and didn't want to do anything ,so that don't work for me . My breakfast consist of PEPSI and off to work .
@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Oh my... pepsi in the morning is definitely not good... that might do harm... have you tried coffee, chocolate, or juice... these drink are more healthier than pepsi or any soda around... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• United States
3 Apr 08
Yeah , I know it isn't good but that is how my whole life has been . I have to have a Pepsi in the morning when I wake up and well just before I go to bed I have to have one , or else I don't sleep well . I guess caffeine affects me opposite , then others.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Well, i guess your body already adjusted to the Pepsi... so it works like how coffee and chocolate works for others...
@SViswan (12055)
• India
11 Apr 08
I usually skip breakfast when I am at home...because I'm too busy getting chores done...and my first meal for the day will be around noon. It's not because I haven't cooked breakfast...but because I can't sit down to eat before I've finished all my work. But when I work...I need breakfast in the morning. Or else I feel tired when I get there. Now I'll be working at a school and the school provides snack (which is mostly breakfast items) around 10 in the morning and lunch later on around 1 PM. But I still will need breakfast in the morning because I have to reach school by 8.30 Am and don't think I can get till 10 am on an empty stomach and handle the kids without getting angry.
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
It is so very nice of your school to provide the breakfast... and 8:30 am is not a bad time to go to work either... in my country... school starts at 7 or 7:30 am which means that the teacher should be there 30 minutes earlier... and not many provide any kind of food... thanks for the response...
@SViswan (12055)
• India
15 Apr 08
Most regular schools here are the same as yours except that school starts around 9 or 10 am. I even know of schools where the teachers aren't allowed to use the school transport. But I go to an international school which has a higher fee structure and the kids are provided with the mid morning snack and lunch (if opted for) and that is extended to the teachers too. Though the teachers take the school transport and reach along with the students, the new campus that I am going to provides separate transport for teachers because we have to be there half an hour earlier before school starts and an hour or two later after the children go home.
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@dnbuster (442)
• United States
3 Apr 08
i dont eat breakfast either no time for it
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Time is certainly a major factor for a lot of people who do not eat breakfast... thanks for the response...
@dnbuster (442)
• United States
4 Apr 08
morning is just so hecktic with kids going off to school, animals and work..lol hugs- DN
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@sergeantrom (5721)
• United States
3 Apr 08
I have been a coffee drinker for 25+ years and can count on my hand how many times I have eaten breakfast. I dont like anything messing with the taste of my coffee. Since I drink very strong coffee, it suppresses my appetite soooooo never been a breakfast eater. Hey, I'm with you
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@aseretdd (13730)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
Wow, your reason for not eating breakfast is quite unique... seems like you love your morning coffee very much... there are so many of us none breakfast eaters out there... and i think we should have a sort of club... thanks for the response...
• United States
5 Apr 08
Count me in the club!
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