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Late Breakfast and Catabolism?


#1

Every morning when i wake up i cant eat unless i wait like an hour or 2, is that too long? Will catabolism start if i dont eat IMMEDIATLEY after i wake up?


#2

No. Just make sure you hit your P requirements for the day.


#3

Why not pop like 5 BCAAs when you wake up.

LR


#4

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe true muscular catabolism doesn’t occur for 12 hours after fasting?

Stressing about it is probably going to do more damage than just doing it.


#5

[quote]Rippemanewone wrote:
Every morning when i wake up i cant eat unless i wait like an hour or 2, is that too long? Will catabolism start if i dont eat IMMEDIATLEY after i wake up?[/quote]

I don’t know whether catabolism will actually set in, but you can just have a protein shake in the morning to relieve any stress over the matter and then have breakfast later.


#6

Dont sweat it, as long as you are meeting your nutrient requirements throughout the day then you will be fine if your dont eat immediately. However it wouldnt be a good idea to go too long without eating.

In the event that you cant face some whole foods straight away, you could always have a serving of whey plus a couple of almonds, then have a whole food meal an hour or so later. Failing that, pop a few BCAAs.

Generally though, you probaby wouldnt want to go too long without some amino acids floating around in you, hence the protein / BCAA recommendations. Its a probably a good idea to keep some aminos in the amino acid pool full as best as possible.

[quote]Rippemanewone wrote:
Every morning when i wake up i cant eat unless i wait like an hour or 2, is that too long? Will catabolism start if i dont eat IMMEDIATLEY after i wake up?[/quote]