How early in the morning should I start eating breakfast?

  • Junosoda

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    Feb 06, 2013 10:42 PM GMT
    For my current job, I would work all crazy, and random hours of the day. I would sometimes wake up in 4:30 in the morning, or start 10:00 at night. Now I wake up at 11 AM. Usually when we all wake up in the morning for work, we usually get a chance to eat breakfast 2 hours later. Knowing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, should I eat as soon as possible when I wake up? Is it bad to start eating a breakfast meal a few hours later?
  • calibro

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    Feb 07, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    breakfast is a twenty-four-hours a day meal
  • FredMG

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    Feb 07, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    I think most nutritionists say that you should eat breakfast within an hour of getting out of bed - to start your metabolism. and maybe every 2 - 3 hours after that, but it all depends on your job, and schedule and a dozen other things.
  • timct

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    Feb 07, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    That's an excellent and important question. I hope you can work it out, and you probably will. I agree with the first response, eat at least within an hour after you wake. A good "start of the day meal" not skipping protein, carb or good fat. Also make sure you eat at least all "3" meals a day, and a couple of healthy snacks - all meals and snack with protein, carb, a little (good if possible) fat. Finally, make sure you get your 8 hours of sleep. The random working hours is not that healthy for your body/mind, stress. So your meals and sleep are the most basic and important means to maintain health. Plus reasonable work outs and exercise, without going overboard with it.
  • MidwesternKid

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    Feb 07, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    For a time I worked over nights, 9pm to 5am. My dinner would be at 2am. I would grab my breakfast from the hotel lobby work had me at, and save it till I woke up at noon.

    Right now I am doing inventory for work and get up super early. Eat it as soon as you wake up, whether it is small or big it makes a difference.
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    Feb 07, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    Have you considered having a meal replacement shake or a protein shake with some ground up oatmeal when you wake up? It could fit your time constraints and help you last till when you can get a real meal in.
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    Feb 07, 2013 8:04 AM GMT
    As you rightly say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day so have it as soon as possible after you get up - irrespective of the time. You need that energy giving base for the day.
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    Feb 07, 2013 8:38 AM GMT
    I always eat breakfast 1/2-hour before waking. There's nothing like being the early bird who gets the worm. I've got all these fuckers who eat after waking beat.
  • Junosoda

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    Feb 10, 2013 9:36 PM GMT
    Wel thank you guys. I'll eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking up.
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    Feb 10, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    Best time is after you're done hitting the bars.