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It actually will do. Sort of. Like this, your metabolism never really gets going, so any hunger pangs will just go away. IMO, your brain will not be operating to capacity like this.
I found the opposite. If I have breakfast, then I don't work as well. I can't think as clearly, or solve complex problem so easily. (100% of people in my sample of 1 found this to be true ).
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This is exactly what my kids eat most mornings!

In case you feel homesick.
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Old 14.01.2011, 20:30
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Ugh, my two year old just insisted on eating rice crispies and mandarins...for dinner. Maybe I should just give up on making breakfast a real meal and start worrying about lunch and dinner!
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Actilife cereal or something like it with a jogurt drink (they snack on it like crackers, too) or whole wheat pancakes/real maple syrup and fresh fruit. I make a huge batch of pancakes on Sunday and freeze. In the morning, I take 2 out and heat in the microwave. Hubby hates them (likes the white flour variety) but the kids gobble them up. Me..I am not so lucky. I stick with a fruit smoothie, jogurt and a healthy pausen snack brotchen from Coop.
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Old 14.01.2011, 20:47
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Ugh, my two year old just insisted on eating rice crispies and mandarins...for dinner. Maybe I should just give up on making breakfast a real meal and start worrying about lunch and dinner!
Our six year old went and had supper with our elderly Swiss neighbours!
We missed him by about thirty seconds when he came home and he ended up with them and I didn't see the note they had left on our door until later.

When I went to collect him, he was sitting there at the head of their table with a big plate of salamis, bread and cheese and a large wine goblet full of jelly babies. Although he was dining alone, they had lit a big candelabra for him. He looked very pleased with himself.

He didn't want to come home so I left him there to finish off.
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Old 14.01.2011, 20:56
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

How long does it take for your kids to eat these breakfasts in the morning?

I have to admit that we don't have breakfast in the morning apart from weekend. I would have to wake up my kids at least 45 minute earlier for breakfast as experience have shown that they are not hungry straight out of bed. I consider the snack they get later in the morning to be their breakfast. We have tried to introduce cereals ( something I never had myself ) and my older is very picky on the kind of cereals she likes Also I get frustrated because of the few times they ask for a bowl of cereals or a toast they hardly touch them . I don't force them to eat as I suffered myself too much having to stuff myself and finish my plate when I was not hungry anymore. And of course, we are bad example unlike the OP who is trying to change her habits for the sake of her kids.
But as I work out 4 times a week apart from wednesday, I don't do breakfast these mornings.
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How long does it take for your kids to eat these breakfasts in the morning?
Unfortunately I'm a breakfast Nazi in the mornings and they are ALWAYS told to hurry up!

We usually manage to do it all (up, fed, dressed, bag packed and ready to leave) within 45 minutes. I always ensure that if they aren't already up that they are woken and have time to wake up before the clock starts ticking down. With 4 kids I have to have a strict/rigid () routine in the mornings to ensure everyone is out the door when they need to be.

I love weekends and holidays when the neighbours don't have to hear me yell "eat your breakfast NOW"!
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Old 14.01.2011, 22:19
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What do you mean? Croissants are bad for a snack? or are you talking about the fillings? i thought i was giving them a better option than crisps and biscuits
(this is at home btw when they get in from school around 2.30)
Croissants get most calories from sat fat, and a double whammy of sugar from the fillings
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/5010/2
So I would say once in a while ok, but carrot sticks, cucumber, apples with a small bit of cheese maybe, avocado (has good fat), whole fruit etc. much better then crisps and biscuits
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How long does it take for your kids to eat these breakfasts in the morning?

I have to admit that we don't have breakfast in the morning apart from weekend. I would have to wake up my kids at least 45 minute earlier for breakfast as experience have shown that they are not hungry straight out of bed. I consider the snack they get later in the morning to be their breakfast. We have tried to introduce cereals ( something I never had myself ) and my older is very picky on the kind of cereals she likes Also I get frustrated because of the few times they ask for a bowl of cereals or a toast they hardly touch them . I don't force them to eat as I suffered myself too much having to stuff myself and finish my plate when I was not hungry anymore. And of course, we are bad example unlike the OP who is trying to change her habits for the sake of her kids.
But as I work out 4 times a week apart from wednesday, I don't do breakfast these mornings.
Kids are small but very powerful no?
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Croissants get most calories from sat fat, and a double whammy of sugar from the fillings
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/...roducts/5010/2
So I would say once in a while ok, but carrot sticks, cucumber, apples with a small bit of cheese maybe, avocado (has good fat), whole fruit etc. much better then crisps and biscuits
I totally agree. Croissants are made from whte flour, butter and simple sugar. No longterm fule in there for any body. The cheese, or another protein food ( inc milk) is good to have at any meal and as part of a snack as well, especially for growing children. (real cheese.)
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I totally agree. Croissants are made from whte flour, butter and simple sugar. No longterm fule in there for any body. The cheese, or another protein food ( inc milk) is good to have at any meal and as part of a snack as well, especially for growing children. (real cheese.)
Yes save the real croissants for when one is in France, not the pale imitations (gipfelis) they serve here.

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Old 15.01.2011, 11:52
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Our six year old went and had supper with our elderly Swiss neighbours!
We missed him by about thirty seconds when he came home and he ended up with them and I didn't see the note they had left on our door until later.

When I went to collect him, he was sitting there at the head of their table with a big plate of salamis, bread and cheese and a large wine goblet full of jelly babies. Although he was dining alone, they had lit a big candelabra for him. He looked very pleased with himself.

He didn't want to come home so I left him there to finish off.
So sweet! I wish we had neighbors like that.
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

There is absolutely no nutritional value in boxed cereals and it fact you would be better off eating the box instead.

I hope the link to the article below works to show my reasons for saying this

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...icity-lawrence

I start the day with protein rather than a ton of highly processed grains and sugars. Scrambled egg with nuts and berries is a good option. Quinoa is far healthier than oatmeal and you can make it in a saucepan the same way as you would oatmeal.
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Old 15.01.2011, 15:17
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There is absolutely no nutritional value in boxed cereals and it fact you would be better off eating the box instead.

I hope the link to the article below works to show my reasons for saying this

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...icity-lawrence

I start the day with protein rather than a ton of highly processed grains and sugars. Scrambled egg with nuts and berries is a good option. Quinoa is far healthier than oatmeal and you can make it in a saucepan the same way as you would oatmeal.
I'd agree - most are bad for you with around 25% sugar but there are others, less refined, and with less sugar such as Weetabix which has only 4.4% sugar.

But that's not the whole story. Do you take any exercise and if so, what sort?
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There is absolutely no nutritional value in boxed cereals and it fact you would be better off eating the box instead.

I hope the link to the article below works to show my reasons for saying this

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...icity-lawrence

I start the day with protein rather than a ton of highly processed grains and sugars. Scrambled egg with nuts and berries is a good option. Quinoa is far healthier than oatmeal and you can make it in a saucepan the same way as you would oatmeal.
Geez thats depressing, I did realise that most cereals are just sugar/salt and alot of added vitamins ect but i guess i was just pleased they were eating.
I started off with great intentions with the biggest kiddie, always muesli and porridge, then we went on a holiday with her cousins who were older and had Cheerios/cornflakes, of course she wanted to have the same and muesli unfortunately was 'funny looking' ever since. I haven't been able to persuade her back to it. The same has happened with my boy, loving it until he realised his sister wouldn't eat it.
My littlest still loves it though so I guess Ill try harder for her to love it longer!
Any tips to get kids to like it again?
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I'd agree - most are bad for you with around 25% sugar but there are others, less refined, and with less sugar such as Weetabix which has only 4.4% sugar.

But that's not the whole story. Do you take any exercise and if so, what sort?
Hi Tom,

I do a lot of strength/weight training as well as yoga. I did the Athen marathon back in October and am now training for the Davos K42 mountain marathon in July. Am also a climber and just back from 4 days ice-climbing in Arolla.

I try to stay away from grains and highly processed foods - eat tons of vegetables, sweet potatoes, basmati rice, avacodos, berry and nuts
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Home made porridge for me- with crushed seeds and a few cranberries. Large oats (lower GI) and just a little cinnamon sugar. My grand-kids just love it too. Can't function without a decent breakfast.
Personally I'd say breakfast or no can be a choice for adults, but not for kids.
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Hi Tom,

I do a lot of strength/weight training as well as yoga. I did the Athen marathon back in October and am now training for the Davos K42 mountain marathon in July. Am also a climber and just back from 4 days ice-climbing in Arolla.

I try to stay away from grains and highly processed foods - eat tons of vegetables, sweet potatoes, basmati rice, avacodos, berry and nuts
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The reason why I asked is that I'd rather take notice of someone, when diet is discussed, who has an active lifestyle rather than an over-weight couch potato who took no exercise at all.

If a diet* works then it's worth looking into.

*diet rather than slimming diet.
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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

Mine eat mainly porridge (from the Uk, can't find any here) mixed with frozen blueberries and raspberries. We also crush nuts into powder and mix some of that it for the protein as they'd leave the nuts behind otherwise.
I have children aged 9 months/2yrs and 4.
I know you're not supposed to feed nuts to small children but we have ignored that advice with all three and there is no history of allergies with our families and we spot tested first.

On the weekends they eat scrambled eggs or poached white fish with rice while we have indian scrambled eggs.

It usually takes us 7 attempts of putting a new food in front of the toddlers before they go for it.

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Re: breakfast for kids-what do you do?

and to drink they have this blackcurrent and blueberry juice from coop which I mix with a dash of omega fish oil (doesnt taste fishy with the blackcurrent).

I'm not a precious mother. They also eat things like cake and chocolate during the day. As long as the foundations are right I dont see a problem
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