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Who here eats breakfast?

onesteptwostep

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Breakfast master race anyone? Not eating breakfast is for the weakwilled and lazy :p

Orr if not, amen, why not eat one of the most important meals of the day?

I eat almost regularly due to my medication Ive recently had to take. I usually eat some rice based breakfast or a sandwich. Fruits arent so bad either.
 

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Because you can break your fast whenever the fuck you want. 40 days of fasting are perfectly safe for any typical young person.

If you experience ill effects from not having breakfasts, its either because you ate way too few carbohydrates the day before, which is of course not a crime or anything, but your carb store lasts easily for 24 hours, if you are not riding bike all day long, so if you fill it up in the evening, you dont have to eat for a whole day and wont even burn much bodyfat in that time, because you have plenty of those carbs around.

Or its because you have dirt in your intestines from eating indigestible dirt the day before and your body is craving food or rather fiber to help push that dirt through because its just rotting there.

Or its plain food addiction, there are too many of those to discuss them here.

Or your body is so fucking toxic, that you cant endure the detox experience that kickstars when you are fasting, so you have to eat all the fucking time to not get headache or similar shit.

Or you have blood sugar management issues, because you fucked yourself up eating too much fat too often, parallel with eating carbs and now your brain is insulin resistant and not receptive enough to your fasting blood sugar, meaning to your liver-stored carbs from yesterday, or you had too much insulin and your fat cells sucked away too much of that fasting blood sugar so its way too low.

If you eat the food that is natural for your physiology, fruit and lettuce, then you will eat irregularly, depending on your demand. Sure, there will be typical rhythms. Most people, who eat the natural food for their physiology, tend to eat two meals per day, typically both of them later in the day. But the rhythm is not a rule. Activity depletes the carb storage and determines when one should eat again. Many people would also eat several unorganized meals or snacks in a short time window, however long it takes for the body to absorb all the food for the day or rather all the carbs that fit into the storage, so its like one long feast every time the storage is empty. This can only be done with hydrated food with soft fibers, namely fruit. Other food would cause indigestion and bloating. I guess it could also be done with processed food. Like sugar water.

People who are underweight or depleted will often crave eating earlier, because this helps the body to not loose weight and for lean people that can be a struggle. But obese people who hope to burn fat fare better, when they eat most of their calory restricted food in the later day, which means that in the morning they will not interrupt their energy mobilisation chemistry that is build up in the night and lasts until the fast is broken or until nerve energy is depleted - which doesnt happen for a healthy person, but happens frequently for a caffeine junky, which leads me to a very important reason i forgot for why people crave breakfast: Whenever you drink that morning coffee and your adreenals are also rather fatigued from a general lack of sleep you will quickly collapse and crave sugar. Also if your coffee was very acidic, you may crave food to neutralize residue in your tummy.

The ideal time to eat is whenever you are not too active to digest food, either physically or mentally, because both energies compete with digestive energy. This is especially relevant when you eat difficult to digest foods, meaning not fruit or lettuce. Many people like to be active early in the day and lazy later in the day, so later in the day is better for eating. The other ideal time to eat is when you have a blood sugar crash or when your muscles have bonked and you need to use your muscles, so you have no choice but to take a break, eat, digest, ride on.

See, all the anecdotal wisdom you hear generalised to folk wisdom is terribly relative to everything else people (commonly) do, because your food stays in your body for possibly several days and shapes your whole experience and performance, such as insulin sensitivity, degree to wich storages are filled, much more. Natural hygienists understand how the body actually works, how its all relative.
 

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I'm a bit tired so I can't read too thoroughly right now. But a thread about digestion/ eating from you, nanook, would be interesting. I get the impression we have slightly different digestion issues, though, but still (I have gastroparesis like issues where I function best on liquid diets) there is probably interesting insights. Maybe you've already written a lot of posts about it, though. I actually feel full from coffee or tea or pretty much any liquid.
 

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Not eating breakfast is for the weakwilled and lazy :p

My laziness in avoiding breakfast stems from my habit of working out before... work, not having an appetite after exercising and not wanting to wake up early enough to eat, digest and workout before work.
 

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I can't function at all without breakfast. I feel physically and mentally horrible.
I end up having microwaved 'French toast' which is really more like soggy bread that tastes good with butter and syrup but eh it's something
Or oatmeal
With syrup in it
Yum. And I always have a cup of Chai in the morning. I like to tell myself it helps wake me up. It actually makes me more sleepy but shh shh I don't have to acknowledge that.
 

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If tea counts as breakfast, then yes. If not, then no.

I usually forget about eating until it is pushed under my nose. Same thing for being tired. I'll feel it once, and if I do not take care of it right away my body "forgets." That is until I can literally hear my stomach making noises or I start falling asleep while I'm trying to do something.
 

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I generally eat 2 meals a day and it's the same sort of food at each. I don't eat like cereal or whatever.
 

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I'm never hungry before noon and breakfast slows me down. No loss.

The idea that it's the 'most important meal of the day' is total bullshit.
 

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I'm not usually hungry in the morning. But I think I just got used to not eating then because I'm always running late. If I'm at home, I'll forget to eat until I realise I'm famished about midday; sometimes later. If I'm in work, I always eat about 10am when I eat 1-2 pieces of fruit, a Greek yogurt, a cereal bar and some days a bar of chocolate and a pack of crisps (always in that order).
 

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I ate pizza heated in the microwave for breakfast today.
 

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Breakfast is important, if you skip it you could end up eating more later on and have heart issues, but not always. It's probably better to skip lunch and have dinner or have lunch and skip dinner if you want to skip a meal or not need one. Find what works for you and try it out. Always eat light so it doesn't clog your system and it shouldn't slow you down.
 

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Breakfast is important, if you skip it you could end up eating more later on and have heart issues, but not always. It's probably better to skip lunch and have dinner or have lunch and skip dinner if you want to skip a meal or not need one. Find what works for you and try it out. Always eat light so it doesn't clog your system and it shouldn't slow you down.

That's been debunked many times over.
 

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Because I get kinda sick eating after I wake up. Also because almost all breakfast food makes me sick. I can't eat bread twice a day I can't eat any cereal for longer than a month. Etc...
 

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I have difficulty eating breakfast (nausea), but fall to pieces without it.

I can skip lunch or dinner sometimes if I'm not being very active.
 

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Eating a healthy breakfast helps regulate insulin resistance and is good for metabolism if you exercise or have to do physical work in the morning.

If you don't it shouldn't be sugary (fruits included) since you won't be using the energy. Avoid coffee and stimulants (again, unless you're going to be putting them to use).

When I would go to the gym in early morning I'd eat huge breakfasts at like 530-6am. 1000+ calories, followed by workout, then a meal again around 10am and then slowly taper off the amount of calories throughout the day - after midday was mostly just vegetables, fruits, nuts.

Just depends on your routine but I think that most people who're active or expend energy in activities that result in muscle breakdown will fare much better on bigger breakfasts.
 

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Eating a healthy breakfast helps regulate insulin resistance and is good for metabolism if you exercise or have to do physical work in the morning.

If you don't it shouldn't be sugary (fruits included) since you won't be using the energy. Avoid coffee and stimulants (again, unless you're going to be putting them to use).

When I would go to the gym in early morning I'd eat huge breakfasts at like 530-6am. 1000+ calories, followed by workout, then a meal again around 10am and then slowly taper off the amount of calories throughout the day - after midday was mostly just vegetables, fruits, nuts.

Just depends on your routine but I think that most people who're active or expend energy in activities that result in muscle breakdown will fare much better on bigger breakfasts.

Good thing I do all my activity after dinner. ;)
 

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This idea of breakfast being the most important meal of the day is thankfully an old myth that is constantly being disproven. Of course endurance athletes don't want to exercise too long fasted. But as for the rest of us, and this is include those among us attempting to put on muscle in the gym, breakfast is absolutely pointless. Meal frequency means almost jack shit although the broscience community of bodybuilding and the fitness industry have attempted to claim otherwise for decades. Of course more meals means more stupid protein shakes etc. In fact, skipping breakfast and fasting is actually beneficial when trying to retain lean body mass, as long as you hit the right macro and calorie consumption overall.

I do not intermittent fast for health reasons though, I do it because I have always done and it just happens to have health benefits. I hate cooking, so to have one huge meal in the evening in conjunction with smaller stuff like oats/corn flakes, snacks etc., ensures that I only have to spend time in the kitchen once a day.

It is really satisfying knowing this after spending years hearing about how unhealthy it was for me to skip breakfast and lunch etc.

Also, even on its surface, this makes sense evolutionary; we spent the day hunting while there was daylight after which we had a nice large meal in the evening while hunting was not possible.
 

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You can fast whenever you want, the three meals a day thing is heavily an Si attitude that won't change no matter how they feel about it. It doesn't mean you'll automatically over eat, just it can happen and there are bad effects if you do. It can't be a mutually exclusive relationship. So try some tea for breakfast or continue to fast until lunch, it could work either way. In the mental health industry they those kinds of declines as a sign of a potential issue so it's no wonder they can't stop shoving food in your face to solve those kinds of rumors. You can try medical marijuana to stave off nausea and stimulate appetite, for example. It also relieves pressure in the eyes and can pull the face muscles in. But that's beside the point.

Everyone is different so there's no real universal piece of advice. Some people probably don't need to be eating as much as some others.
 

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What do you eat on breakfast? Do you make food pretty? I somehow obsess about food porn images lately. How people have patience to make this beauties :phear: :ahh:





*purr :cat::cat::cat::cat::cat::cat::cat::cat:
 

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any tips for a newbie
i have been experimenting withskipping breakfast but that works fine, but in the evening after dinner i have a snacking urge
maybe i just need more time to adjust
 

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I usually eat fruits or nuts for breakfast but if I have a long day ahead or is sick then I go for rice meal breakfast.
 

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i used to eat cereals with dark chocolate or cookies with milk
but that was when i was normal person
and i had a routine
now my routine loops around when i decide to take a shower.
or when to go buy cigarettes.
goddamn.
 

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Eating breakfast made me an extravert
 

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My condolences.

How is that working out for you?

Okay,, but not truly.
I want to stop shouting with people so I can get my work done
It's a bummer
 

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At bare minimum, I eat two bananas in the morning. My job requires a lot of walking so potassium reduces soreness.
 

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I do love a good breakfast for dinner, as I seldom eat breakfast in the morning. I tend to snack on cashews most of the day, and have about one big meal - or two smaller meals. I know breakfast is the most important meal of the day and stuff, but as a night owl, it just doesn't work for me.
 
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