Breakfast or shake?? ...or both?

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    Dec 03, 2009 11:36 AM GMT
    I usually try to have a protein shake in the morning as soon as I wake up but then I don't feel like having breakfast so I always end up wasting an hour (or more) in the morning waiting to get hungry so I can finally have breakfast and then go to work (which results in me always being late for work icon_sad.gif
    It's time to change this.
    So what should I go for? I know my body needs a lot of protein in the morning as soon as I wake up but I also want to actually put something in my stomach so it's not all just liquid.
    Any suggestions?
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    Dec 03, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Why don'icon_biggrin.gift you try eating eggs instead of the protein drink? Your body will benefit better from the protein in the eggs than in the drink. Save the protein drink for your snacks...icon_biggrin.gif
  • ATLANTIS7

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    Dec 03, 2009 4:27 PM GMT
    Mine is usually a MED' brekkie

    cucumber tomatoes white cheese yellow cheese black olives hard boiled egg salt pepper and pure olive oil!
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    Dec 03, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    BiggerOnTheInside saidI usually try to have a protein shake in the morning as soon as I wake up but then I don't feel like having breakfast so I always end up wasting an hour (or more) in the morning waiting to get hungry so I can finally have breakfast and then go to work (which results in me always being late for work icon_sad.gif
    It's time to change this.
    So what should I go for? I know my body needs a lot of protein in the morning as soon as I wake up but I also want to actually put something in my stomach so it's not all just liquid.
    Any suggestions?


    Eggs, and grits, or oatmeal, is a good way to start.

    What happens is that your liver dumps if you don't eat soon enough when you first arise and your blood sugar comes up again until you crash later. Eating sooner is better, and will preserve your glycogen stores.

    You should eat small meals often. Breakfast like a king, Dinner like a prince. Supper like a pauper, but, not too small.
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    Dec 03, 2009 8:01 PM GMT
    Aren't dinner and supper interchangeable?
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    Dec 04, 2009 1:32 AM GMT
    I eat a cereal bar and orange juice first thing the 30-40 mins later my stomach is prepped for a big blended weigh gainer shake icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 04, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    I'm usually rushed for time in the morning so I'll typically pop a few pieces of wheat bread in the toaster and slather it with peanut butter. With banana in hand and i'm out the door.
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    Dec 04, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidI eat a cereal bar and orange juice first thing the 30-40 mins later my stomach is prepped for a big blended weigh gainer shake icon_razz.gif


    We wants you to grow. :-)
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    Dec 04, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    My breakfast is starting to get ridiculous. An english muffin and a slice of wheat toast, 3 eggs and a protein shake with a scoop of peanut butter and a banana. And sometimes oatmeal or cereal while the muffin and the toast are toasting. I'm starving at 5 am!
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    Dec 04, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    I used to have the same issue. Eggs are the perfect natural protein source (full amino acid profile), but the amount of protein in an egg is not very much (6 grams or so). I started mixing a hefty scoop of protein powder into my oatmeal, and still have eggs along with it. With 4 eggs, it ends up being about 50 grams of protein first thing in the morning. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 04, 2009 4:44 AM GMT
    I do a scramble with four egg whites and two whole eggs, and a generous bowl of oatmeal cooked in milk with some chopped walnuts and a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered honey. Between the milk/eggs, the oatmeal and the walnuts, I get a solid dose of protein, carbs and fat first thing in the morning. Gives me 700+ calories and fills me up.
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    Dec 04, 2009 4:53 AM GMT
    On the farm, we usually have something quick right out of bed, then go do chores. Breakfast comes an hour later. You could probably do something similar with a little light cardio or something in the mornings. I dunno if I could face a heavy protein shake right out of bed though.
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    Dec 04, 2009 5:10 AM GMT
    Nothing wrong w/ having a protein shake along with other food for breakfast, doesn't have to be mutually exclusive. Some great suggestions already have been made: oatmeal, whole grain ceraels, fruit, yogurt and real OJ. With a good multi-vitamin and omega supplement. Just stay away from the processed crap. Oh, and the tip above: better to have five or six smaller, well-spaced-apart meals than three larger ones. Steady fueling throughout the day will keep you at peak performance. good luck.
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    Dec 04, 2009 11:31 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    MsclDrew saidI eat a cereal bar and orange juice first thing the 30-40 mins later my stomach is prepped for a big blended weigh gainer shake icon_razz.gif


    We wants you to grow. :-)


    We do indeed...but my body seems intent on staying small
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 12, 2009 9:34 AM GMT
    Have a real breakfast and if you lift right after work have a pre lunch shake.
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    Dec 12, 2009 9:40 AM GMT
    MsclDrew said
    chuckystud said
    MsclDrew saidI eat a cereal bar and orange juice first thing the 30-40 mins later my stomach is prepped for a big blended weigh gainer shake icon_razz.gif


    We wants you to grow. :-)


    We do indeed...but my body seems intent on staying small


    roids if NEVER the answer- If I ever took them I'd be huge. I have a cousin who did. Growing up he was alot smaller and thinner than me. Now he's 5'11 like me but he weighs 240 and his b/f% is under 10, BUT he has deleloped bad elbows and shoulders from over training and he has thickening on his heart valve(right ventricle wall)-which was only found from a cardiac catherization. It didn't show on an ekg or ultra sound. He's only 29.
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    Dec 13, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
    MikemikeMike said
    MsclDrew said
    chuckystud said
    MsclDrew saidI eat a cereal bar and orange juice first thing the 30-40 mins later my stomach is prepped for a big blended weigh gainer shake icon_razz.gif


    We wants you to grow. :-)


    We do indeed...but my body seems intent on staying small


    roids if NEVER the answer- If I ever took them I'd be huge. I have a cousin who did. Growing up he was alot smaller and thinner than me. Now he's 5'11 like me but he weighs 240 and his b/f% is under 10, BUT he has deleloped bad elbows and shoulders from over training and he has thickening on his heart valve(right ventricle wall)-which was only found from a cardiac catherization. It didn't show on an ekg or ultra sound. He's only 29.


    Sounds hot, can you introduce me icon_twisted.gif


    Thanks for the contribution but nobody said anything about steroids
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    Dec 13, 2009 1:05 PM GMT
    What are you putting in the protein shake? If you add the right things, it can be your breakfast. Here's mine:

    Greek yogurt (higher in protein than regular yogurt)
    Orange juice (cranberry juice works well also)
    oatmeal (put it in after the orange juice so it has time to soften) (carbohydrates, helps with protein absorbtion)
    protein powder
    weight gain powder (optional, depending on your goals)
    banana (energy)
    strawberries
    blueberries (antixoidants, keeps the wrinkles away)

    I bring a snack bar or sandwich and eat it after I get to work.
  • MercuryMax

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    Dec 13, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    Here's what you do. You go get a husband. Someone like me. When you wake up early, that husband, like me, will find a way to make you hungry through vigorous activity. Then, we, uh I mean you guys, will go shower, and then, I, uh the lil husband will go cook you some nice eggs and hash browns. Kiss u for work, and send you on your way.
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    Dec 13, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
    Eat cereal and toast in the morning, then take a protein shake when I reach work as a replacement to morning coffee.