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Welcome to Part 4 of my Skipping Meals series! Today we will be talking about what to do if the thought of food leaves you queasy. If you have not already read Parts 1-3 of this series, I would encourage you to do that, as each part in the series builds upon the info in previous parts. You can find all of those here:

The Thought of Food in the Morning Leaves You Feeling Queasy

This is another very common reason why women skip breakfast. I used to skip breakfast for this very reason. The thought of eating food in the morning left me feeling nauseous, so I ended up fueling my body with coffee until lunchtime…and then I often wondered why I felt like crap in the middle of the afternoon. I’d have an energy dip and quite often would develop headaches that just wouldn’t go away. At the time, I was working in a busy office setting so I had to push through the rest of the day, even though I was feeling like garbage.

I would also find myself feeling ravenous by the time dinner came around and I would eat WAY more food than my body needed in the nighttime just because it felt like it was starving all day long. Binging was a common occurrence for me, especially on the evenings when I would be alone with no one to judge me. So much guilt and shame around that…and it was compounded by the fact that I was gaining weight. I later realized that consuming the bulk of my calories in the evening was a sure-fire way for me to put on extra weight.

Later on, I started working with my own nutritional therapist who really encouraged me to find a way to eat some food in the mornings. Even if it was just a small bite or two. Over time my body began to get used to food in the morning and now it expects it. I find that how I feel for the day is very much determined by whether I eat breakfast or not. I very rarely skip breakfast anymore because I know that this is one of the ways that I can ensure optimal brain and energy function for the whole day.

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