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My suggestion-even if you don't wake up early enough for a sit down breakfast, eat something on the go. Maybe have it ready the night before. Fruit, trailmix, cereal bar, yogurt, hard boiled egg etc. Breakfast is important!

Sunday, February 12, 2006, 9:25 AM

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If you wake up hungry, you are more likely to want to eat breakfast. Try to stop eating by 7pm the night before. When you wake up the next day, you will be hungry and it should be easier to have breakfast.

Sunday, February 12, 2006, 9:30 AM

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Take it from an ex-depressed former breakfast avoider... if you eat first thing in the morning -- a Cheerios cereal bar in bed right after the alarm goes off if necessary -- you will instantly feel like you are committed to starting the day and your morning will go much smoother. It may not turn you into a morning person, but you will find it a little easier to get moving.

Sunday, February 12, 2006, 9:44 AM

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I totally agree. Don't eat anything after 7pm the night before. You will be amazed at how hungry you are when you wake up. Your entire body clock and hunger shifts.

Sunday, February 12, 2006, 8:45 PM

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yup... stop eating by 7 or so... go to bed 3 hrs after eating.
first thing when you wake up, drink a large glass of water or two... it fiind that this helps to wake me up... then eat SOMETHING! what ever you have... toast, granola bar, fruit... heck, a slice of bread would work. get some of those yogurt smoothie things... grab it out of the fridge as you leave the house...
I've read it's important to eat something within the first hour after waking. this is to get your metabolism jump started. I've been following that advice for the past several wks now, and I'm amazed at how good I feel.
it only takes a few seconds to grab a banana as you walk out the door. Eat something! you'll be glad you did.

Sunday, February 12, 2006, 8:59 PM

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If you are in college, and say they tyically have dinner at 5 or 6, and I guess you don't go to bed until 12 or 1, then of course you will get too hungry. Your are up for so many hours after your meal. I believe that if you hit about 11 pm and you are really super hungry, this might mean that you should have eaten a snack or small meal a couple of hours before that. Then I'm guessing you are so hungry at 11 that you eat way more than you should, and then you are not hungry in the am because you are still full from the night before. So, plan a snack or small meal about say, 9 if you will hit bed at 12, or eat at 10 if you will go at 1. Maybe I'm wrong about your times but having lived this way, I'm guessing. Good luck!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 5:11 AM

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former college student

I worked FT and went to school FT. Many days I'd leave the house at 6:30am and not get home until after 11. So, to lose weight, I'd keep bottled water and snack foods in my trunk. This way, I would just have to walk to my car for a snack instead of going to the vending machine.
Now, I work FT and have an 18 month old, so I don't have time for either. I take a honey bunches of oats cereal bar and eat it at work or on my way.
Hopefully this info helps you. GOOD LUCK!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 12:24 PM

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I would suggest that as a college student you'll need to do some convenience, easy to carry foods for breakfast, especially foods you can eat as you walk/drive/take the bus to class. I used to work in a pediatric ICU, and I'd have to wake up at about 3:30 - 4 am so I could be there by about 4:30 am; that month I ate breakfast in my bar - I did oatmeal squares every day. A little boring, but better than passing out on rounds due to low blood sugar :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006, 1:32 PM

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