Breakfast May Not Be The Most Important Meal

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    Aug 28, 2014 1:58 AM GMT
    NYT: For years, we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But scientific support for that idea has been surprisingly meager.

    The largest and most provocative of the studies focused on whether breakfast plays a role in weight loss. A study reveals that no one had lost much, only a pound or so per person, with weight in all groups unaffected by whether someone ate breakfast or skipped it.

    In another new study — this one of lean volunteers — researchers at the University of Bath determined the resting metabolic rates, cholesterol levels and blood-sugar profiles of 33 participants and randomly assigned them to eat or skip breakfast. After six weeks, their body weights, resting metabolic rates, cholesterol and most measures of blood sugar were about the same as they had been at the start, whether people ate breakfast or not.

    For now, the slightly unsatisfying takeaway from the new science would seem to be that if you like breakfast, fine; but if not, don’t sweat it.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/21/is-breakfast-overrated/?src=me
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    Aug 28, 2014 2:52 PM GMT
    Interesting article, but so are the comments on it. I think if you exercise in the morn it's probably a good idea to eat something. How much is another matter.
    I find I am better overall if I eat - but also keep in mind: everyone is different.
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    Aug 28, 2014 2:55 PM GMT
    Because I lift weight in the wee hours in the morning, I found I need to eat a lot!
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 28, 2014 3:19 PM GMT
    I've tried various breakfast formulas but have found most either take too long or I gain weight. And it seems when I do eat a breakfast, my hunger at lunch is not diminished. But I do want to nourish any muscle repair going on (I work out in the early evening, usually 6-8pm) so I now chug a protein powder shake mixed with water, not milk. 40grams of protein, 100 calories, glutamine. And down a handful of vitamins. I'm sure some fruit would be a good addition but frequently the acid upsets my stomach so I rely on the pills. Sometimes I add a bit of carbs and fat by adding a chunk of french bread and some butter. I also find this balances some of the sugar spike/drop I used to get after lunch and I get much less of the post-lunch drowsy cycle.
  • Ducky49

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    Aug 28, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    I think I will stick with what's been provedn by medical doctors...I would like to review the research data other than a bunch or words and this is only one study...hardly credible...HOKUM!icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 28, 2014 5:02 PM GMT
    Like the food pyramid the importance of the morning meal was promoted by forces that have something to sell.

    It you look at historic eating patterns around the world the noon meal is the main most important meal. Damn the coco puffs.
  • ASHDOD

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    Aug 28, 2014 5:07 PM GMT
    if you wait enough time there cones a study that confirms what you always thought was right.

    i cant eat in the morning
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    Aug 28, 2014 5:17 PM GMT
    Alpha13 saidLike the food pyramid the importance of the morning meal was promoted by forces that have something to sell.

    It you look at historic eating patterns around the world the noon meal is the main most important meal. Damn the coco puffs.


    Oatmeal and raisins in a double boiler….. woooo hoooo I do agree on the second statement...
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    Aug 28, 2014 5:46 PM GMT
    @ Alpha so you are advocating that children skip the most important meal of the day! Studies show children who eat a balance... a "BALANCE" breafest do better in school and sports..ect! So if skiping meals works for you DO YOU DUDE!
    I will stick to the three meals that I eat including snakes... and until another study is published by the medical community to buttress this current published noise..I'm kind of going to follow it! Good DAY!icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 28, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
    ^ You eat snakes?
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    Aug 28, 2014 11:32 PM GMT
    Ducky49 said@ Alpha so you are advocating that children skip the most important meal of the day! Studies show children who eat a balance... a "BALANCE" breafest do better in school and sports..ect! So if skiping meals works for you DO YOU DUDE!
    I will stick to the three meals that I eat including snakes... and until another study is published by the medical community to buttress this current published noise..I'm kind of going to follow it! Good DAY!icon_rolleyes.gif



    I'm old enough to have been burned so many times from " the studies show" that I realize it's just someone trying to scam someone else. When I got into research I found out you only get grant money if you conduct a study that furthers the agenda of the funder.

    The studies once stated the eggs were really bad for one's health. ( Cereal companies behind that one). My high school psychology text stated that parting ones hair down the middle and licking ones lips were signs of Homosexuality! My grade school reader stated that studies show that human milk is bad for an infant ! ( infant formula companies ) . Edison electrocuted an elephant to show that AC power was too dangerous to be wired into homes compared to his DC power. I could go on for hours.
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    Aug 29, 2014 1:29 AM GMT
    The most important meal of the day is the free one.
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    Aug 29, 2014 7:50 PM GMT
    Ducky49 said
    I will stick to the three meals that I eat including snakes... and until another study is published by the medical community to buttress this current published noise..I'm kind of going to follow it! Good DAY!icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Aug 30, 2014 9:01 AM GMT
    manboynyc saidInteresting article, but so are the comments on it. I think if you exercise in the morn it's probably a good idea to eat something. How much is another matter.
    I find I am better overall if I eat - but also keep in mind: everyone is different.


    Presumably you mean eat something after exercising in the morning. If I ate anything before my morning cardio, it wouldn't stay down for very long.
  • northwest

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    Oct 23, 2014 10:43 AM GMT
    Running on an empty stomach in the morning apparently burns more… not the suggested thing to do but I've read it in a lot of manuals