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April 12, 2011 1:09 AM
Ive noticed that once i have something to eat in the morning, i just cant stop, and am more hungry than if i dont have anything at all. It seems to really screw my calories up for the day.
This morning i havent had any breakfast and im no more hungry now than i was at this time yesterday when i had a big breakfast.

I understand breakfast is officially "the right thing to do", but does anyone else find the same thing?
April 12, 2011 1:13 AM
What do you have usually?

Do you have a snack mid morning?

Something like porridge will keep you full longer, maybe sliced banana too and for a snack peanut putter and apple.
April 12, 2011 1:14 AM
I am just about to have a cooked breakfast, so I will let you know how I feel later.

It could be because your metablism has gone up a notch as they say it does when you have a good breakfast. It wil also depend on what you have; as sugary cereal and other high GI foods will make you crave more food.

I am about to have eggs and bacon so i am hoping the protein will fill me up.
April 12, 2011 1:14 AM
Completely agree, i find eating food makes me hungrier, as stupid as that sounds!
April 12, 2011 1:15 AM
i have different things most days. Ive been trying to experiment with what keeps me fuller for longer, but am coming to the conclusion that it doesnt matter what it is. High fibre, High protein, low fibre, low protein, I still feel hungry again an hour later and pretty much crave food all morning once i start.
April 12, 2011 1:19 AM
When I first started eating breakfast, I found I was hungrier throughout the day, but that eventually reduces as your body starts to realise its the normal, However even now if I miss breakfast one day, I will be fine that day but the following day when I do have breakfast I'll be starving. Maybe start with small breakfasts like a slice of toast, small amount of porridge, and gradually build it up. If you can get some good carbs and protein in your breakfast it will keep you going longer.
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April 12, 2011 1:20 AM
I also found when I was on a low carb diet cheese and meat and go completely continental at breakfast may really keep the cravings away.
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April 12, 2011 1:24 AM
Try having a large glass of water with your breakfast - I find this helps a lot.

Also, try and associate the hunger feelings as your body telling you it's burning fat, this is what I do and I actually feel good about being hungry!
April 12, 2011 1:29 AM
I am more hungry all day if I have a simple carbs (refined) or sugary breakfast. If I have protein and dairy with fruit, I am a lot better. Maybe it is the type of breakfast?

Or maybe being hungry is a good sign that your metabolism is jump-started and burning more :)
April 12, 2011 1:35 AM
I'm exactly the same! I've never really been a fan of breakfast, so now eat my breakfast during my morning coffee break at work which is at 10:30. I just have a yogurt and I find thats enough to keep me going until lunch time without feeling too hungry in between.
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April 12, 2011 1:38 AM
Update: I didn't have bacon; I was so busy on here it ended up as charcoal! Had poached egg on wholemeal toast though :)
April 12, 2011 1:39 AM
When I was in my high school health class they explained that eating breakfast kick started your metabolism so it actually makes you hungrier though the day.
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April 12, 2011 1:43 AM
ive just found this on the internet

http://stronglifts.com/7-reasons-why-you-should-not-eat-breakfast/

I think its interesting. I was actually looking for "reasons TO eat breakfast"
April 12, 2011 1:46 AM
Same Here... Big Breakfast makes me sleepy and more hungry, although eating a different set of big breakfast makes me less hungry.

For example the other day, since I decided I will have a longer walk, I ate One Egg, Hotdog and Two Slices of Bread with coffee... The whole time I was out, I felt hungry and I felt exhausted fairly easily.

The next day, another big breakfast, this time 1 bowl of kelloggs with milk, a peanut butter sandwich (wheat bread) and one pear and I felt more energetic and wasnt able to snack on anything til lunch, I felt I would have skipped lunch If I didnt know it would screw up my metabolism...
April 12, 2011 1:50 AM
I have the exact same problem! I call them my hollow-leg days because all the food I eat seems to end up in a mysterious hollow leg instead of my stomach!! If I don't eat right away (wait a few hours), then I manage to stay mostly on track for the rest of the day. But if I start with breakfast, I'm done!! I've tried oatmeal, eggs, eggs and toast, yogurt, fruit, sandwiches (maybe if my stomach *thinks* it's lunch, it won't bother me?), but no combination seems to help!! I just drink a couple cups of coffee and drink my water until lunch.

Interesting article!!!
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April 12, 2011 2:38 AM
Are you sure you are actually hungry, or (a bit like the addict I am) you are just craving food? I have 30g crunchy nut cornflakes or 45g Alpen every morning. At the start of my diet I felt hungry because I was used to snacking. Try eating slow release energy like porridge or maybe banana's?

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April 12, 2011 5:42 AM
UPDATE: didn't feel hungry til lunch time but I had 3 mugs of tea which may have kept hunger at bay.
April 12, 2011 5:52 AM
I try to eat very little carbs in the morning. and drink alot of water. It keeps me full for longer. try drinking a big glass of water right after eating and when you feel hungry. that should trick your body into feeling full until its time to eat again.
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April 12, 2011 5:59 AM
While this may not be the best way to do it, if I have coffee with my breakfast, I stay fuller much longer. I ate about two hours ago, and I'm starting to get thirsty again, which is manifesting as a rumbly tummy. I also try to make breakfast my largest meal of the day, around 500 calories. That way when night time rolls around, I'm not quite as hungry as I could be if I hadn't have eaten that much.
April 12, 2011 6:07 AM
QUOTE:

When I was in my high school health class they explained that eating breakfast kick started your metabolism so it actually makes you hungrier though the day.



That makes sense and is very interesting. I feel the same about breakfast. That is why, I drink my coffee (I put milk and agave equalling about 100 calories) in the morning. Then I graze on high protein a scrambled egg, some peanut butter, etc. I eat some fruit before my workout and eat lunch after my workout (I can do this b/c I'm a "stay-at-home-mom"). Being able to graze seems to help with the huge 10:30 a.m. hunger.
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April 12, 2011 6:08 AM
Eating in the morning revs up your metabolism. You are literally "breaking a fast" from not eating all night. When we fast, our body realizes it and slows down. This is why people who eat breakfast generally are more successful in losing weight. You are waking up your body's metabolism earlier, meaning you start burning more calories sooner.

At least, this is what I learned in my last nutrition course.
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April 12, 2011 6:31 AM
I can usually manage until 1-2pm before needing to eat if I don't have breakfast. But if I do have it then that's it, i'm craving food all the time and feel genuinely ravenous.

But, yesterday I had a massive bowl of wholewheat muesli (100g of the stuff!) with some skimmed milk at 5am, as I was at work for 6 and wouldn't get a break until 10.30 and didn't want to go hungry... It's the best i've ever felt in the morning! I didn't feel hungry at all yesterday. I don't know if it was a fluke and I would have been less hungry yesterday anyway... but i'm tempted to try it again just to see. Maybe getting the right amount of the right thing is what works??
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April 12, 2011 6:47 AM
I'm the same way. I think it's because the first thing you eat for the day speeds up your metabolism and makes you hungrier, as a pp mentioned. Once I start eating for the day I want to eat more, but if I don't eat breakfast, I don't get hungry until 12-1. I don't think that's a healthy way to control eating though, so I just eat every 3 hours or so instead. Breakfast at 8:30, lunch around 11:30-12:00, a snack around 2:30-3:00, etc. It works for me.
April 12, 2011 6:51 AM
For me, it matters WHAT I eat for breakfast. If it's mainly carbs, then yes, I am ravenously hungry all day. If it has a good amount of protein and few carbs, I'm fine.
April 12, 2011 6:55 AM
try eating breakfast in the morning. Something wholesome and filling like oatmeal. then between breakfast and lunch snack on a few almonds and drink at least 4 glasses of water. It's easy to mix up thirst with hunger. I usually feel hungry mid way through the morning but I big drink from my water bottle takes care of it. I'm not sure how long you've been at this but it takes time to train your mind and body to new things. You have to stick with something for at least a week or two for your mind and body to realize you're serious or it will keep trying to revert you to what it knows best.
Edited by eternlgladiator On April 12, 2011 6:56 AM
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