Do you always eat breakfast?

Philippines
February 14, 2010 11:58am CST
I read somewhere that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I used to always eat breakfast. Back when i was in school, my father would never allow me to leave for school on an empty stomach. And he would always wake up early to cook hot dogs and eggs and prepare toast. And when i got older and went to college (and later on when i started working), i always had oatmeal or cornflakes for breakfast How 'bout you guys? Is breakfast or brunch a meal you never skip? And what do you always eat for breakfast?
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
Yes, breakfast is an important meal that one should make time to eat. It breaks your night fast and it fires up your metabolism. It should be eaten before 9 AM. For breakfast I eat oatmeal with a teaspoon of coffee mixed in, milk, a dash of cinnamon and sunflower kernels. I usually have a banana or pineapple on the side. If I don't have time to eat the fruit, I take it to work for my snack. On weekends, I have a cup of coffee, a piece of toast, an egg (either scrambled or sunny side up) and bacon or hot dog. Sometimes I have an avocado sandwich with my coffee. For my coffee, I take it with milk and brown sugar. Enjoy your breakfast jjquiroz7, you certainly need it.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
wow! your reply certainly made me hungry, bamikalipal. hehehe. thanks for sharing :)
• Philippines
16 Feb 10
You are welcome, it's been my pleasure, jjquiroz! And btw, a banana shake on a weekend with a quick taco filled with grated cheese, lettuce, tomato and left-over chicken would be great, too. Enjoy!
15 Feb 10
I must be an odd one out, I don't eat breakfast and have always felt slightly sick if I do eat first thing in the morning. I generally don't bother with anything other than a cup of coffee in the Morning.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
That's ok. I guess it just depends on what you're used to :)
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@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
15 Feb 10
I usually eat breakfast. It is usually only cereal or oatmeal but I eat something. The only time I don't eat it is if I know I am going to have a big lunch out. When I worked I didn't eat it, because I slept every possible second and I didn't want to get up early enough to eat. It is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and keep you from overeating the rest of the day, and that was true with me. By the time I did eat something I was starving. Now I do not work, so I eat breakfast, and I skip lunch a lot of times. I am just not hungry till dinnertime!
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Hahahaha! Ok :)
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@sublime03 (1809)
• Philippines
14 Feb 10
I wa also raised by my dad to always eat breakfast because it is important to have food in your tummy at the beginning of each day. But now I have moved to my in-laws place, I have learned to not eat breakfast each day because the food does not entice me so much as back in my parents place. Hopefully I go back to my old self and eat breakfast daily.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
I hope so too for you,sublime. Hope it wont take long for you to work up your appetite for breakfast. maybe it would help if you cook your own breakfast? ;)
@jesoccer (90)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I usually dont eat breakfast because I dont have time in the morning because i am so busy with school and i also sleep in so i eat lunch when i wake up. but i probably should eat breakfast because i have heard that it is the most important meal of the day. i think that i should start eating breakfast so i am more alert and so i am full during the day.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
When you're busy it really is quite hard not to skip breakfast. but just try your best, ok? dont force it though :)
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I always try to, and unless I am running late for work, I do eat breakfast. They say it's the most important meal and that it serves to keep your metabolism running high from early on in the day. Also, if you skip it you'll be hungry and over compensate by eating a lot later on. And I find that's been true for me. If I skip a meal, I over-eat later.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 10
TRUE. i read that skipping breakfast is not a good way to lose weight :)
@towongfoo27 (2989)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I hardly ever skip breakfast, something would have to be really wrong for me to skip the most important meal of the day. Breakfast gets my heart, brain, and metabolism going, and it gives me the much needed energy after fasting for 9 hours (sleep). For breakfast, I usually have a bowl of cereal like corn flakes or bran flakes, a bowl of oatmeal, french toast, or pancakes. Not all at the same time though, as I like toalternate the breakasts' I begin my day with. I think the basics of a good breakfast are a complex carbohydrate, a lean protein like ff milk or yogurt or meat, and a fruit. I am thinking of buying some flax seed and a coffee grinder so I can psrinkle ground flax on my cereal or oatmeal though (for the omega 3s).
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
That's great. a good healthy breakfast is always a great way to start the day :)
@MrKennedy (1993)
14 Feb 10
I always eat a nice, wholesome breakfast before starting each day I love breakfast, and would literally collapse of starvation if I deprived myself on it. Why miss out on such a delicious meal?
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
Very well said, Mr Kennedy! I see you really are a big fan of breakfast. That's good, keep eating you breakfast :)
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@Hatley (164259)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Feb 10
hi jiquiroz7 welcome to mylot. breakfast is really important as you are breaking a fast, I have cereal and toast and some kind of eggs,usually scrambled or fried. I never skip as it is an important meal and prepares you to do well all day with some energy producing food in your tummy.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
That's right! "breaking the fast", as they say. Well, hopefully we'll all have ample time for breakfast so that we can all start the day right :)
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@kaylayoe (295)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I try to eat breakfast every morning. If not I get bloated and crabby.lol I usually eat a pop tart, granola bar, cereal or toast. It just usually depends on how much time I have to eat. Before school usually a pop tart is all I can manage to inhale before I have to leave!
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
Yeah, it really does depend also on how much time you have before you need to rush to school or work :)
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• United States
14 Feb 10
I know it is one of the most important meals that we should all not skip but I do. I just don't really like it. I will have it once in a while but it seems for me to make me hungry more through the day when I do eat it. I don't know why I used to stop every morning at a local diner to eat breakfast with a friend but besides gaining weight I just don't do it any more!! If I get hungry before I leave to work I will usually just have a bowl of cereal.
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
Oh, cereal's good enough. I consider it breakfast, although i'm not really sure if it does qualify. heheheh... But i guess that would depend on one's preference on weather to eat or not to eat breakfast :)
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@olisaur (1931)
• United States
14 Feb 10
I always have breakfast- it really is the most important meal of the day. Eating good food in the morning gives your body "fuel" to ge through the day, and it'll stop you from getting hungry and snacking a lot between meals. ^-^
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• Philippines
14 Feb 10
That's true! It really does keep me going throughout the day. And it keeps me from snacking before lunchtime. :)
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@thuhuong (828)
• United States
18 Feb 10
I usually don't eat breakfast but for the past few years have eased myself back into eating early as I need the energy and don't want to eat so late. I find that eating early allows me to rest earlier as well so I have a lot of time on my hand at the end of the day which I can spend mylotting. :) I like to have oatmeal or a fruit like a banana or yogurt to sustain before lunch where my first main meal is eaten.
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@tluanga (768)
• India
16 Feb 10
I skip breakfast many times, and its very bad habit, now i'm suffering from chronic gastritis!!! Eat breakfast and eats well
@lordzden (60)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
Recently, I do dieting...since I am gaining weight... This is a great way to loosen your weight...
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
i do, because i agree and believe that it's the most important meal of the day... you take it just before you begin your workday and it's only proper to have sufficient food that will give you enough energy in going about your task... at noontime, it is supplemented by lunch, but at dinnertime, it is no longer necessary to have that much food intake...
• India
15 Feb 10
Hi JJquiroz7, You are rite the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. we should also not skip the dinner at the night as there will a gap of 10 hours till the time we have breakfast in the morning, if we skip these two then we will be facing many health problems then. Have a great day.
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@myguy09 (63)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 10
I rarely take my breakfast during office working days.It's just a liitle time consuming to have a proper meals.If not, I would get a stomach ache.Then my works are distrupted.But I normally cover the missing meals on weekends!Huhuu..
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• Indonesia
15 Feb 10
ye..for me the quality meal is in breakfast, i never eat carbohydrates in lunch and supper...
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@rovian (1927)
• United States
14 Feb 10
If I am leaving my home for a few hours, I will always eat something first. When I am staying home, I do not always eat breakfast. If I get hungry, then I will get something to eat.
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