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8/27/20 5:20 A



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I often don't eat breakfast, but my calorie intake doesn't suffer from it. I tend to eat late night snack that is more the size of a meal, and generally very filling. I realized after a couple weeks of not wanting breakfast that it tied in with me swapping my wholegrain oats and dates (as my sweetener) from my breakfast to my late night snack. I don't get up early either, so I'm not going a long waking time in the morning with no food.

I wonder if your NF has anything to do with your difficulty in being able to eat the calories suggested? One thing that you MAY be able to try is to put some nuts in your pocket and just nibble then through the day. By doing this you will increase your calories with healthy fats and protein, but because it is being done over the course of a day, you won't be forcing yourself to eat. A few here and there and it soon mounts up.

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8/26/20 12:03 P

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Another “breakfast“ skipper. I also rarely snack (monthly, maybe). I work under “you have to stop eating” rather than “graze all day.”

Breakfast is the first thing you eat after fasting (usually overnight), so who is to say when you do that? 6 am? 9 am? 11 am?

Originally it was because I don’t like traditional “breakfast foods” as we eat in the US.
I don’t like eggs. I will not eat pork, don’t eat meat, don’t like sweet first thing in the morning.
I eat oats because they are good for me, not because they are lovely.

For a while, I made dosa and sambar (a rice and lentil crepe and spicy vegetable soup) for the morning. Then I realized I might as well just have it for lunch.
My dinner is usually a huge salad or Buddha bowl, with plenty of plant protein.
I make a dessert a couple times a week.

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8/26/20 6:20 A

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I agree that eating breakfast is not necessarily a requirement. But you might want to figure out why.

How low is your calorie consumption? Kris is absolutely correct in that eating too few calories is not helping you. Are you eating breakfast to save calories or because you aren't a breakfast eater?

Have you been tracking consistently for 2 to 3 weeks? Are you measuring 100% of your food and entering that into the tracker? Are you hitting all your macros (carbs, fats, protein)? If not, adding an extra ounce of protein or a teaspoon or two of healthy fat can help you meet your nutrition goals.

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@CURIOUS2020

While Spark does encourage members to eat a healthy breakfast, that's not written in stone. If you've never been a breakfast eater, you don't have to eat breakfast.

If you are having a problem meeting your calories, there are healthy ways to increase your intake. You don't want to eat too little because that will hinder your
efforts to lose.

I know this is going to sound strange, but a person has to eat in order to lose weight. if you don't eat enough, your body's biochemical process will slow down to compensate.

there are lots of healthy ways to increase the amount you eat that will be wholesome and sating. If you're eating a big leafy green salad, add some walnuts or sesame seeds. Both good for protein and heart healthy fats. You can also use a little extra virgin olive oil or maybe some avocado oil. You could even add slices of avocado to your salad.

You shouldn't force yourself to eat if you're not hungry. But don't starve yourself thinking that will speed up your weight loss. It wont.

Losing weight isn't just about cutting calories. It's about finding the right balance of wholesome foods that nourish our body.

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when you are not a breakfast eater no matter how hard you try?

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when - you simply cannot manage to eat al the calories you should?

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