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Old June 30th, 2010, 07:35 AM
Barminkh Barminkh is offline
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How soon should one eat breakfast after waking up?

Hey all!

Ok, when I wake up, I usually eat within 1 minute because I am starving. But my girlfriend will often times wait a couple of hours, sometimes even until noon. Now I always tell her she should eat breakfast when she gets up, that it is better for her metabolism, boosts cognitive power and regulates appetite for the rest of the day...But she asked for scientific evidence (she is in great shape so that can't be used against her) I can't find no scientific validation online! So I am wondering if I there is any truth to the arguments I spew to get her to eat :)

Thanks for the help!

PS: she doesn't work out
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Old June 30th, 2010, 08:00 AM
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Hey all!

Ok, when I wake up, I usually eat within 1 minute because I am starving. But my girlfriend will often times wait a couple of hours, sometimes even until noon. Now I always tell her she should eat breakfast when she gets up, that it is better for her metabolism, boosts cognitive power and regulates appetite for the rest of the day...But she asked for scientific evidence (she is in great shape so that can't be used against her) I can't find no scientific validation online! So I am wondering if I there is any truth to the arguments I spew to get her to eat :)

Thanks for the help!

PS: she doesn't work out
Everything you are saying is just about right but to each their own, even with scientific evidence what works for some might not work for others.

Like most PN'ers I have breakfast within the first hour of waking up and that works best for me.
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Old June 30th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Trying to help someone that doesn't need it is futile. There are much better uses for your time. If you don't believe me, go try telling a 90 year old man with a reasonable quality of life that his smoking habit is bad for his health. I can't explain it but some poor habits don't affect some people.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:49 PM
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Personally I'd be more worried about the men hitting on your girlfriend (genetics do seem to be on her side, LOL) than her 2 hour delay of having breakfast in the morning. I don't suppose you'd be willing to share a pic?

Okay, getting back to reality, try searching the terms "nutrient timing". There's a lot of studies and mention of that, that is, WHEN you eat as important as WHAT you eat. Check it out.

Then there is that 5-6 meals a day vs. the social norm of 3 meals a day with snacking in-between. I've read, especially for those looking to gain mass thru extra calories, that eating 3 big meals vs. 6 smaller meals isn't all that different for gaining mass. Now for losing weight, that's another matter, I do believe the big meals are a worse alternative to the smaller ones.

I know I didn't answer your question, rather gave you 'food' for thought.

Good luck.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 03:30 PM
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I usually eat breakfast a couple of hours after waking up. I used to skip breakfast all the time. In fact, eating too early upsets my stomach. I'm rarely hungry in the morning, so waiting a couple of hours works for me. I still get in 4 or 5 healthy meals per day and I'm able to meet my nutritional goals.

As long as she eats healthy and has the energy she needs, I wouldn't worry about it. If she's not a big breakfast eater like me, then she might do better with some Greek yogurt or a protein shake.
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