Second Breakfast? What About the First One?

What about second breakfast?

You know how I know I’m not a Hobbit? I mean, I have the feet for it, but I have never really been hungry in the mornings. So I had no interest in eating breakfast–much less second breakfast.

The way I saw it, if I wasn’t hungry, I shouldn’t eat. Why take in extra calories for no reason?

A sound rule of thumb for the most part, but now that I’m exercising regularly and eating a more balanced diet, I find that I’m ravenous in the mornings.

So In June of 2012, I started eating breakfast: I drink a gigantic cup of coffee and bowl of oatmeal (sweetened with Truvia and blueberries or cinnamon) every single day. And you know what?

Within two weeks of that, I started losing weight faster–despite the additional calories–and I felt better during the day. I had more energy–to the point where I could run 5 or 6 miles within just 30-45 minutes of eating my oatmeal.

It was phenomenal.

So if you’re looking for excess calories to cut, folks, I suggest you find them somewhere other than breakfast.

Like second-breakfast. Sorry, Merry. Sorry, Pippin. There’s always Elevenses.


B.J. Keeton

B.J. Keeton

B.J. is a geek, gamer, podcaster, and livestreamer. He has been the co-host of the Geek to Geek podcast since 2016, and he helped start the Geek to Geek Media Network. His biggest pet peeve is when someone spells Wookiee with only one E. One time, he told his friends he liked vegetables maybe more than he did Star Wars, and they made him put a dollar in the jar. That should tell you everything you need to know about him. Find him on Twitter as @professorbeej or on Discord as @professorbeej#1337.

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