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  • I had reintroduced breakfast as of late and yep, appetite has gone shooting up.

    I do enjoy breakfast though and look forward to it so trying to break the habit again and for some motivation just checking in who else finds breakfast increases their appetite/total daily intake??

    There are two aspects to this. First, I am with you that starting to eat starts the hunger. If I skip breakfast I have no problems until noon. There are no energy shortages – my gym work outs are in the morning and I have no problems. If I eat breakfast it does start the food need and I’ll be looking for an early lunch.

    Second, if you research your gut biome you will find that reducing the time window in which you ingest food to about eight hours, for me that means lunch and an early evening meal, means that some of the really beneficial gut bugs will prosper.

    Interesting penguin! Thanks for sharing. I’m definitely going back to skipping again tomorrow. I had a few days whereby I reintroduced and gained quickly.

    I find that if I skip breakfast I feel okay, especially if I’m busy. If I have breakfast I am ravenous for the whole day and just can’t stop nibbling on anything I can find.
    I would like to know the evidence behind the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I just don’t believe it as I’m sure that it is just a saying to justify those who cannot do without it.
    If you excercise in the morning, there is proof that you burn body fat for the energy needed as opposed to burning breakfast that you have eaten first.
    Good luck in your fat busting journey.

    I find this to absolutely true, so I hold off on eating anything until lunch. Once I start I can’t stop. Glad to know I am not the only one.

    Thanks for your thoughts. So interesting every day I’ve had breakfast I’ve overeaten. Without I listen to genuine tummy growls of true hunger which hits about midday. So fascinating!

    I have desire to eat breakfast more as a hedonic thing I like eating but as mentioned if o skip it there are no snacking urges all morning and I only think about food when my tummy tells me it’s hungry which can vary sometimes it’s 11:30 , other times not hungry until 14/00!

    DG: The issue may be what you have been eating at your first meal, as well as when you are eating your first meal.

    At your first meal of the day/ when breaking the nightly fast focus on protein, healthy fats, fibre and water over starchy carbohydrates because together these nutrients fill us up and keep blood glucose stable. Think of the traditional (primarily) savoury breakfasts in the Middle East, South Asia, the Mediterranean, Scandinavia.

    For example try organic eggs or smoked fish with a pile of non-starchy vegetables, or try traditional soft cheeses, air-dried ham or Greek yogurt with mixed seeds and low sugar berries.

    Modern UK/ US breakfast items such as breads, other baked goods and boxed cereals are surprisingly processed (even when marketed as ‘whole’ and ‘natural’), so can be quick to digest and cause a spike and dip in blood glucose levels.

    Starchy or sugary breakfasts also load the muscles and liver with the fuel glycogen. Since glycogen is stored alongside quite a bit of water, weight gain may be noticed but this is unlikely to be measurable fat gain in just a few days.


    Never have breakfast now. I’m another who thinks breakfast provokes some need to eat. I’ve been maintains for nearly 3 years now, on 16:8, Few people actually need three meals a day.

    Ah just catching up on these posts. Hello again firefox, yes I must admit breakfasts are not veggies and protein! Athough I have up on cereals years ago because I realized they do nothing but make me hungrier. Good for kids for the fibre and iron but not me..

    Although I do think if I eat when waking it really does seem to open the flood gates…

    Polly that’s interesting thanks for sharing.

    DG, we find that two or three coffees, as well as keeping busy, took our minds off food. Now it’s automatic. If we’re staying in an hotel including breakfast we will have one then, making ‘good’ choices as far as possible.

    Hotel breakfasts are dangerous for two reasons. In my past life I travelled a lot, living in hotels. Even in good hotels breakfast is usually the worst meal. In the days when I ate breakfast I would usually skip the hotel offer and pick up some street food, which would be fresher. Now that I rarely eat any breakfast, when I do it wrecks my day. I was travelling last week and the hotel had a “meal deal” – evening meal and breakfast for a silly low price that made the evening meal cheap. Having paid for it, I ate breakfast. Not a lot but I was overloaded and unhappy all morning. This surprised me – my previous experience has been that breakfast starts the hunger, so with breakfast I can’t win either way.

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