I used to have the same thing happen to me... "breakfast" was a half pot of coffee, black. My first calories would come from dropping a Whopper meal (or its Hardee's or McDonald's equivalent) on my stomach. Not only was I gaining weight at the rate of 25 lbs. per year, but I'd be knocked out (sometimes literally, I'd take a nap in my car!) for a while afterwards.
Now, I eat completely differently. I start my day with whole grains and fruit, my lunch is light and filled with whole grains, and afternoon snack is a piece of fruit, I lift weights or jog as well around that time usually, and dinner is also light, low fat, and well balanced. More fruit for snacks in the evening, a bowl of a high fiber hot cereal such as oatmeal, oat bran, Wheateena, etc. As a result, I've lost a ton of weight, AND my energy level is through the roof! I can run on 4 hours sleep (if needed) and still function, because my body is running on all cylinders.
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