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Breakfast(9 posts)

May 20, 2002 11:48 AM
As someone who is trying to drop a few pounds, I was wondering about forum contributors breakfast habits. I work an 8 hour day at a desk and usually only have cereal, oatmeal or a bagel with juice in the morning. An hour or two later I get really hungry and the munching begins. So, what do you folks have for breakfast, what are your morning circumstances (ie, work, school, ride) and is there anything you do or eat that help stave off the mid-morning hunger pangs?
same boatrideslikeagirl
May 20, 2002 12:05 PM
Oatmeal with toasted almonds every morning about 6:30, then off to work.

Can usually wait until ten to have a snack (whole wheat Eggo's with almond butter and jam), and then I'm good until lunch.

I know that when I didn't have coffee in the AM, I could sometimes make it til lunch w/o a snack. Caffeine causes 'false hunger'.

I've always preferred to 'beef' up my morning meals, rather than later. You have the rest of the day to work off those calories. A little fat with breakfast will go a long way to postpone those hunger pangs.
The cliche: Eat breakfast like a prince, lunch like a king, and128
May 20, 2002 12:25 PM
dinner like a pauper....for weight loss.

Since we can't all always do this, more smaller, meals throughout the day might help.

I am also of the granola/yougurt/sliced banana (2 cups coffee) crowd. Then, at just about 10:45, those hunger pangs flinch, and I reach for a snickers bar, chips, skittles, and...
Actually, I find the 11:00 am banana indespensible at this point, protects my lunch for at least another half hour. My lunch rarely survives past 11:30...

Taking in a healthy amount of water can curb hunger pangs as well..
The cliche: Eat breakfast like a prince, lunch like a king, andBike Fool
May 20, 2002 4:30 PM
Not to nit on this old saying, but I've always heard it as king, prince, pauper...
Skip breakfastLowend
May 20, 2002 12:35 PM
I used to have breakfast at home at 6am. By 10 o'clock I was ready for a snack from the roachboat. That snack was orange juice and a buttered roll or bagel. Now I skip the morning meal and eat the 10 o'clock snack. either the buttered roll or instant oatmeal that I keep in my desk. My mornings are busy until 10 so I don't feel hungry.
Skip breakfast??pat1
May 20, 2002 1:27 PM
I used to eat the dry bagel and an apple routine every morning. By 10 a.m. I was shaky. Two years ago, I started limiting carbs at breakfast, and I can now go until 1 p.m. or longer with no problems. Breakfast is a protien bar (less than 5 g carbs), or a cup of cottage cheese, or a couple of eggs. Try laying off the carbs/sugars and see how your body reacts. I still drink two large cups of coffee with no problems.
1 cup of...coonass
May 20, 2002 3:45 PM
mixed fruit (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries), 3oz. pure cranberry concentrate, 1 cup aloe vera juice, 1oz. shale minerals, 1½ scoops Whey protein....for taking individual vitamins, minerals and herbs for breakfast...(work at computer all; homeowner who can only ride on Tues & Thurs after work (32-36 miles/day) and on Sundays w/group)It's the sitting at 'puter that makes it difficult to lose weight..
Sugar levelsmikebikr
May 21, 2002 6:07 AM
What typically happens. You eat a sugary cereal or a bagel + some OJ and maybe a cup of coffee with some sugar. All very simple sugars and you blood sugar level spike. Your body releases extra insulin to control the levels and your blood sugar plummets by 10 am or so. You are hungry and possibly lethargic. You need to eat gain to raise your blood sugar levels and the sequence continues all day. Do you have the same problem after lunch?

Try eating a whole grain cereal with no added sugar for a week or so and see if that helps. If you snack during the day. Try a couple of nuts, an apple, some tuna etc. Just avoid simple carbs. Quite often its better to eat smaller snacks throuout the day so you don't overeat at lunch.

Good luck. You might want to repost to lonefrontranger's attention. She will have better insight than me.
Protein helps with this too. nmrideslikeagirl
May 21, 2002 7:16 AM