How soon after you wake up do you eat breakfast?
Since my bypass, I am just not hungry in the mornings I wake up at 5 15 am and start work at 630 am and I don't eat breakfast till 8 or so. Just not hungry but I will drink and maybe eat a few peanuts.
on 4/14/12 8:33 pm - NJ
Before surgery, I had a blood sugar drop that I could feel (sick to my stomach) and it would last about 5 minutes then be done about an hour after I woke up. Instead of eating, I just ignored it. Stupid! So I am working hard at listening to my signals and obeying them. Eggface had something on her blog about understanding your soft cues and I am trying to learn mine. Seems like mine is a deep breath. The breakfast thing will be a struggle for me but I am hoping that by eating breakfast on a regular basis, I may become hungry in the morning for it.
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If you can't eat, drink. Do protien coffee or a shake (yuck) that might be helpful.
I'm not so sure that it's breakfast per se that needs to be consumed withing that 30- to 60-minutes within waking up that's so important as it is to take in some kind of nourishment...I'm still off on LOA for the coming week and I rise at about 7:00 am...take my Flintstone Chewables and am sucking down that first protein shake by 7:30 am...actually eating breakfast around 9.
on 4/14/12 9:27 pm
My truth is this....if I make myself eat something when I am not hungry (and in fact sometimes nauseated)....I WILL go over my daily calorie load. If I follow my body cues and eat when I finally feel I need to....my calroie count will be OK. So I do what I know is best for me.
I have been getting up and drinking coffee with real cream in the AM...this is my one real indulgance! Later in the morning....when I feel I need too...I ead a hard bolied egg or some greek yogurt. I usually eat every two hours once I start eating.
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When I get home, I try to eat something around 6 p.m., and if I can stand it, I'll have a final meal about 8:30 or so. If I've done it right, I get about 60-70 grams of protein in a day.
I do my vitamins in the morning, and now that I can tolerate swallowing pills (cut in half), that's going much better. My next step is to incorporate calcium chews into my day, and to include an iron pill in my bedtime ritual.
All of this is a compromise. I wish I were one of those people who could eat first thing in the morning. Tomorrow morning, I have an early meeting and I need to be at my best, so I'll probably get up early and try to eat something early--but not before I drink at least 20 ounces of liquid.
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