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How Quickly Should You Eat Breakfast?


#1

First thing I eat in the morning is oatmeal (1 cup) with frozen blueberries. I get up, start boiling the water, and eat it while watching TV.

Then I go take my shower. When I am finished, I start the pan and prepare my eggs while getting dressed. Then I eat my eggs (1 cup egg whites and 2 large eggs)

So I eat my eggs about 1 hour after waking up. Is this too much time wasted after an 8 hour fast? Or no big deal?


#2

Yes.


#3

x2


#4

It's not the end of the world, kiddo.


#5

x2

I can't believe that someone actually asked this question.


#6

This morning i ate my eggs more like 1.5 hours after waking up because i was running late for work and ate them as soon as i got into work. The problem is i find it hard to digest all at once that's why i space the oatmeal and eggs. my stomach takes a while to wake up in the morning. btw i dont have a problem with calories i eat about 4000.

anyways, do any of you drink a high glycemic or high protein drink as soon as you wake up to break the 8 hour fast?


#7

What's YOUR food routine in the morning?


#8

I eat my entire breakfast within 15 minutes of waking up.


#9

WOW you guys are overthinking this. What's the reasoning behind eating immediately? If you have to get to work (like me) eat when quickly. If you're a student/unemployed, take your time. The calorie/macro count at the end of the day is what matters.


#10

I generally eat when I'm hungry and don't force feed myself.

What I actually eat and when varies greatly based on my schedule for the day.


#11

No! Do you think we'd be satisfied from gatorade and whey powder?


#12

Wait what.. there's more to life than gatorade and whey powder..?!??!


#13

Yeah, like a meal made up of an omelet with spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese; fruit; and coffee.


#14

I wasn't planning on dropping breakfast for a scoop of whey protein?

I was asking a side question, if it's a good idea to drink something high carb (or high protein) as soon as you wake up, before preparing breakfast.

But the omelet does sounds very good, might give it a try.

I actually wouldn't have a problem eating omelet or eggs 15mins after I wake up if I dropped the oatmeal. But with the oatmeal (full bowl of oatmeal filled to the top) I have to wait at least 30 mins if not 1 hour before I am hungry again and finally get some protein in me. Just wondering if that's too much time. If all that matters is the calorie/macro count at the end of the day like somebody suggested, then I'm good.


#15

i actually drink a protein shake every morning, but im also cutting for a shoot. i'd much rather have actual fewd