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Old 04-04-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Importance of Breakfast

I'm a 16 stone Male and making good progress on my diet.

I have never been a breakfast person but most of the literature recomend eating a breakfast.

I would sooner miss breakfast and add the 300+ calories saved to either my lunch or Evening meal.

Comments would be appreciated

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Re: Importance of Breakfast

bjcole,

In general, it's better to have your meals spread out as evenly as possible throughout the day. If you eat your evening meal at about 6 pm and don't eat again until 12 noon the following day, that's roughly 18 hours between meals. During that long span of time, you have to wonder if you're burning fat for energy or lean muscle. I tend to think if it had been working, to burn fat, you wouldn't need to be on a diet.

However, if you're making good progress on your diet and you feel well, perhaps it's okay for you to do this. It's not unheard of; some people CAN do it. The main thing is that you get all the necessary nutrients that you need to maintain good health. You don't want to skip a healthy breakfast in order to eat a 300 calorie processed dessert after your evening meal. That would be very unwise and counterproductive.

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Re: Importance of Breakfast

You mentioned that you would rather eat the extra calories in a later meal, but this is one of the reasons why a breakfast is good.. it's good to spready out your calories more rather than eat many at one sitting. Ultimately, you can still reach your weight loss goals if you keep total calories in check (which is why those Big Mac only and crazy diets may actually help you lose weight). If you want lasting energy and for your metabolism to efficiently burn calories, it's a good idea to eat smaller things, less often. It keeps your body using up those calories so the food isn't just sitting in your stomach for a long time. I can maintain my weight either way, honestly, but if I want my stomach/midsection area to slim down, I NEED to eat smaller meals and more often. Any meal too large makes it all go straight to my midsection!

Hope this helps! You can always give it a try or maybe eat a very small breakfast. You don't have to eat 300 calories. Maybe even a very small snack for a breakfast would work for you since you typically don't eat it.

 
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