I've been determined to lose weight and I just finished a summer weight training class with a former Navy Master Chief who also has a degree in kinesiology. Although I've seen gains as far as the amount of weight I can now support, I still don't feel like I was losing the fat so I asked for his opinion.
The first thing he asked me was whether or not I ate breakfast. "I don't" I said with a sour look on my face. Breakfast isn't really appealing to me at all. Rather, I should say, breakfast food FOR breakfast isn't appealing to me. I told him I have a small tolerance for it and then he proceeded to ask me what I could handle. The picture above is pretty much what I told him. A handful of fruit, a boiled egg, some string cheese and that's about it.
He told me to start from there. Start eating what I could tolerate in the morning, but I had to be consistent about it. Everyday at the same time. Eat breakfast. Two weeks later, I told him how lately I had been feeling more hungry all the time. Again, he asked if I ate breakfast. I told him that ever since he mentioned it to me, I did start eating breakfast. Then he told me that it was because I started eating breakfast. That by eating meals regularly, the body then doesn't have to hold onto more calories from those meals that you usually starve it for. In my case, breakfast. It's burning those calories instead of storing them. So that even though I was feeling more hungry, and as long as I was eating healthy food, that I should just eat but I'll continue to lose weight.
So that's where I'm at right now. I've skipped breakfast the last couple of days, but I'm back on the saddle. It takes a little training, just like everything else, but I'm getting used to it.
How do you feel about breakfast? Are there certain meals that you just don't like to eat during?