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Is breakfast essential?

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Grant_Vicat, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Best meal of the day breakfast, if I do not have that my stomach / guts think my throat has been cut. :D
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Good piece. I have never been an early morning eater, the thought of breaking my fast before (at the earliest) mid morning can make me gip. Left to my own devices I would be on OMAD at about 4pm- ish.
    I do not have that choice, unfortunately.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I can take it or leave it, but my cup of tea is non-negotiable. I did do without my cuppa for maybe 18 months when I swapped for coffee and cream, but to be honest there is nothing like a cuppa. I have never eaten a lot for breakfast, even in the bad old days. Nowadays it is a soft boiled egg. Just one. Nothing else, apart from the cuppa.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    No breakfast for me, but do enjoy a cuppa with cream when I get up.
     
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  6. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Unless I'm very ill, I've never missed breakfast, but I found the reasoning in the article interesting!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I have always eaten breakfast, but like you @Grant_Vicat not, if I am very unwell. I usually only have a small yogurt, that does me until lunchtime.
    An interesting article :)
     
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  8. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nope only eat in the evening. Never really rated breakfast, although knowing what I know now I can see why.

    First cuppa of the day is utterly non negotiable though.
     
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  9. Linda Kaufman

    Linda Kaufman · Member

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    Of course! A good hearty Breakfast is a guarantee that I will not fall during the day. In the morning I allow myself something tasty and supports my good mood. It's wrong maybe, but I live all day thinking about Breakfast. It helps me. :)
     
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  10. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat only when I’m hungry. Breakfast very rarely comes before lunchtime, and sometimes it’ll be the only meal of the day.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah! i'm always excited for breakfast :) I sleep thinking about what i'm having for breakfast. hehehe
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    That would be me also.... something exciting about the first cup of coffee, bacon and eggs etc.
     
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  13. dawnmc

    dawnmc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nope, not a breakfast eater, whenever I did, I was ravenous and could eat anything in sight for the rest of the day.
     
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  14. Viv19

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    I stopped eating breakfast Monday-Friday (at weekends we eat a kind of brunch) when Metformin turned my IBS into a nightmare. I thought that a longer break might help my digestion settle down. It did help a lot (though now I’ve stopped the Metformin life is much much better). I didn’t know at the time that this was an acknowledged ‘diet’ 16/8, but it most definitely was a good idea.
     
  15. sarah_chadwick

    sarah_chadwick Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have to have my breakfast, I can skip lunch if I have eaten first thing, I get a headache and fell nausus:***: if I don't
     
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    lessci Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No "breakfast" when I'm at work, 1st meal of the day at about 1pm, but tend to have a cooked brunch at 11am on non working days which could be my only meal of the day (if I've have the works) or eat again in the evening
     
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    Tooth_Fairy · Newbie

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    As for me, I do not become productive without a morning meal. This sort of a ritual helps me to gain and preserve energy that is really imortant for me to keep it throughout the day.
     
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    As long as I can have a cup of tea, I function quite well without breakfast. Influence of my father- we always reckoned that if the house burned down he put out a kettle on top to boil.
     
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  19. Adm_Mad

    Adm_Mad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Over my adult life my BMI has ranged between 19.5 (funny how that’s a point into the Healthy range and I was being so so unhealthy to maintain it) and 27-28, and I’ve never been in the custom of eating breakfast on an ordinary average day. I kind of only eat it if it’s a social thing, like an early morning meeting at work where they cater some pastries and fruit (LOL the more I think about my life the more my diagnosis makes sense) or brunch with friends or family. But on normal days I don’t.

    After I’ve seen my GP and we’ve gone over my bloods properly and I know what’s what, I think I’m going first maintain the fairly strict routine I’m on now (feels silly to say it’s restrictive because my fat ratio is so high in proportion to protein and carbs it’s just my overall calorie limit is deliberately low) to develop a status quo and some regularity, and then experiment a little bit with a few different things in my diet and meal structure - still keeping to my self set calorie limit and macros obviously - and testing before and after to see what my levels are like. That includes eating something in the morning.
     
  20. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    An army marches on its stomach.
     
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