Do Lap Banders, really need BREAKFAST?
The Wikipedia definition of BREAKFAST states:
Breakfast (literally meaning "breaking the fast" of the night) is the first meal taken after rising from a night's sleep, most often eaten in the early morning before
undertaking the day's work.
Do individuals with a Lap Band need breakfast? I don’t believe so.
I often see clients reporting getting food stuck in the morning. As they literally try to force food through the lap band.
Why? They have been told it is the most important meal of the day to get the metabolism going.
So they persist and change if toast or fruit get stuck, to a liquid meal such as a fruit smoothie or a weight loss meal replacement.
In addition, they often report they are not even feeling hungry. So why consume these calories.
My solution / recommendation.
Forget breakfast. Stop forcing calories through the lap band when you are not feeling hungry.
It is more common that the lap band feels tighter in the morning. Hence the greater pressure on the receptor sites, this suppresses one’s hunger. It can sometimes take
1 to 3 hours on waking to become interested in food as the pressure lessens on the receptor sites.
This is when I recommend we have our first meal of the day, not breakfast!!!
Consider removing breakfast, lunch and dinner from your weight loss journey vocabulary. Replace these to the first, second and third meal of the day instead,
consumed at times that suit your lifestyle.