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I'm usually never hungy in the mornings, I don't really like having breakfast, sometimes I just have an apple and I wait until lunch to have a normal meal. A lot of people tell me this is wrong, but I don't know if I should believe them. Should I force myself to eat breakfast?<br><br>
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I fought a battle of many years with breakfast before I found a solution that worked for me. My problem was that like you, I was never hungry or the thought of eating right after I woke up just made me gag. Or sometimes I'd be really hungry in the morning but a big, hearty breakfast made me want to go get back in bed.<br><br><br><br>
My magic solution was smoothies. Sometimes I'd get a smoothie if I was in too big of a hurry to eat breakfast, and I noticed that my energy was through the roof all day and I was super healthily hungry at lunch.<br><br><br><br>
I keep some fresh and some frozen fruit in my house all the time now, and I never have anything except a smoothie for breakfast. A typical breakfast for me is fresh papaya, mango, frozen blueberries, vanilla soymilk, and flax oil blended up.
 

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Hi NickyBB<br><br>
Giving yourself an hour or to get hungry before you get active isn't so bad but more than that and you are missing prime fuel time for your body.<br><br>
A balance of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and protein keeps blood sugar at even levels, helps start mental and physical energy work to their peak, your body works better when you start the day off this way. You've heard it before, it is the most important meal of the day.<br><br><br><br>
That being said, you don't have to eat traditional breakfast food, just eat a meal you really like. Eat up! Have a side! Have dessert! If you like to indulge in food breakfast is actually the best time to do it, you'll have all day to burn it off. Of course that smoothie idea is good too, maybe more your style.<br><br><br><br>
By the way, do you drink a lot of coffee, strong tea or anything caffienated when you wake up? That could be suppressing your appetite.
 

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During my teens and twenties I wasn't hungry until lunchtime. Now, I'm hungry in the morning but if I drink too much coffee I lose my apetite until lunch.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
That said - as I get older I can feel the difference if I fuel up in the morning.
 

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You really do need some fuel in the morning. Breakfast is supposed to supply about 1/3 of your daily calories! Plus, if you dont eat withink about the first hour when you wake up, all the food for the rast of the day goes to fat cells because it causes your body to go into starvation mode(not good.) Breakfast starts your day off right, if you skip it, you are more likely to binge/snack all day. So, Im a firm believer in eating a good breakfast.<br><br><br><br>
Like Faerie Green said, you can have anything. Not just pancakes, waffles, cereal, etc. Maybe you have some pie you made the night before, so ahead, eat it up! Just make sure you balance out the day with it(like eating plenty of fruits/veggies as well!)
 

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My story is a mix of elibrown's and nigel's.<br><br><br><br>
My suggestion is to slowly start eating more for breakfast, every day. You said sometimes you just have an apple - try adding a piece of whole wheat/grain toast with it. Or maybe a smoothie, like elibrown suggested. Build up to a truly fueling and fulfilling breakfast. (Say that 5 times fast!) I noticed that after I slowly started to add food to my breakfasts, I started getting more hungry for it and soon I wasn't "forcing" myself to eat anymore. I also noticed I got hungrier in the morning as I got older.<br><br><br><br>
Hope that helps. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I'm never hungry in the morning either. I usually wait a few hours before eating. I track my calories/protein/fat a few days a week to make sure I'm eating enough. If you <i>want</i> to eat breakfast, the tricks here should help; if you don't, then I say don't bother. I'm 29, for reference.
 

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I often just grab an apple on the way out the door. For some reason, packing my lunch to eat at work later in the day keeps me from feeling as hungry as I might be if I didn't pack.<br><br><br><br>
I have to give props to Empire apples. Divine! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/hungry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":hungry:"><br><br><br><br>
If you set aside something specific the night before for your breakfast, you may be more inclined to eat it if you feel as lazy as I do in the morning.
 

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Try Luna bars. I have one in the morning on the way to school. It isn't too much, but it also keeps me full even if I have to have lunch later than normal.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I so don't relate to this. I am always, without fail, STARVING in the morning. And yes I eat supper.<br><br><br><br>
My husband has eaten breakfast maybe three times in the eight years I've known him. He says he can't bring himself to eat that early, and that he doesn't need to. However, he's complained about lacking energy for eight years too. I think if you have enough energy without eating breakfast, and you get enough nutrients and stuff throughout the rest of the day, not eating breakfast is probably ok. But I still can't relate. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Me too Meatless! The only thing that gets me out of bed (and straight to the kitchen) is the thought of a giant bowl of cereal with lots of soymilk!!<br><br><br><br>
My husband also doesn't like to eat as soon as he gets up - but he has cereal and juice at work and eats it there after being awake for a couple hours. Maybe having something for a mid-morning snack is a better than waiting all the way until lunch....
 

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I have a terrible time when I don't get a proper breakfast. I always have a good, solid one (oatmeal or cereal, fruit, soymilk and sometimes toast; or fruit with a muffin or scone). It definitely reduces the amount I'd otherwise binge throughout the day.
 

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I can't eat breakfast in the morning or I spent the entire morning trying not to vomit. I can usually eat something about 3 hrs after I wake up, and depending on whether or not that is a convenient time/place, I'll eat something.
 

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I usually don't get hungry until after I've been active for a couple hours in the morning. So I often bring both breakfast and lunch to work, and I eat them whenever I get hungry. Sometimes breakfast is at 8, and sometimes it's at 11. As long as I have food with me, I don't feel like I have to cram something down before work when I'm not even hungry yet.
 

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i generally try to only eat food when i'm really hungry. So if it's breakfast or lunch or supper time, and i'm not hungry.. i figure that my body just doesn't need any food yet. I figure my body knows it's needs better than my wall clock does :b
 

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I'm never hungry of a morning. I just have a black coffee when I get up, and a couple of hours later, when I arrive at work or whatever, I'll treat myself to a giant sandwich. I really can't see how putting off breakfast for an hour or two will harm you unless your a pro-athlete or something.
 
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