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June 14, 2011 12:47 AM
Hi, wondering if any of you can advise me on this one...someone told me that it is better to have your breakfast within the first 30mins of waking up as your metabolism will get going more. Is this true?
June 14, 2011 12:51 AM
bumppppppp.
I wanna know.
  6318513
June 14, 2011 12:53 AM
Bump!

I want to know this too! I can't face ANYTHING as soon as I wake up, not even a drink. I get up at 6.20am and get to work for 7am and don't eat or drink anything until at least 7.30am
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June 14, 2011 12:54 AM
Different studies show different things so it's a matter of opinion. I don't eat till around 10am and am losing fine.
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June 14, 2011 12:56 AM
QUOTE:

Hi, wondering if any of you can advise me on this one...someone told me that it is better to have your breakfast within the first 30mins of waking up as your metabolism will get going more. Is this true?


Don't know how true it is, but i always feel so much better if i eat within 30 mins of getting up....
Edited by redrose66 On June 14, 2011 12:57 AM
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June 14, 2011 12:57 AM
I can't stomach any food unless I've been awake for at least an hour.
June 14, 2011 12:58 AM
Personally, I wake up, do my 30DS, then have a protein-packed breakfast.
pack my lunch, get dressed, then head out to the gym for an hour or so before I have to work.
  6318513
June 14, 2011 12:58 AM
QUOTE:

Personally, I wake up, do my 30DS, then have a protein-packed breakfast.
pack my lunch, get dressed, then head out to the gym for an hour or so before I have to work.


what time do you get up to get all that in in the morning?!
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June 14, 2011 1:00 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Personally, I wake up, do my 30DS, then have a protein-packed breakfast.
pack my lunch, get dressed, then head out to the gym for an hour or so before I have to work.


what time do you get up to get all that in in the morning?!



I work overnight shifts, so my "mornings" are a little un-conventional.
I work 7pm to 6am.
I wake up at 2pm.
  6318513
June 14, 2011 1:03 AM
I have always believed it best to eat first thing to kick start your metabolism. This is why I am hungry by 9am and my friends who don't eat breakfast aren't hungry until lunch time.
June 14, 2011 1:07 AM
Thanks for that...just that when I was younger I used to eat straight away upon waking (7:00pm) then I switched to eating at around 9:00am and found that I got fatter, but I got fatter also because I ate too much and didn't excercise enough (and it was a long time ago!). Thanks for your posts, I will go back to my original morning plan.
June 14, 2011 1:09 AM
hi, i study biomedical science/nutrition. you should stop eating 3 hours before you go to bed, have 8 hours sleep and eat within 45minutes to an hour after rising each morning. this is the most effective way to keep your metabolism at its peak for the entire day. also doing some form of exercise before breakfast is extremely beneficial to weight loss and boosted metabolism.
June 14, 2011 1:10 AM
I get up at 330am and usually do some sort of exercise dvd(walking or zumba for 20 min) Then I take a shower, eat some fruit, take my vitamins and right before I leave for work I make oatmeal and eat it on the way to work. I leave for work around 545. Mid-morning I will take a break at work(9am) and eat yogurt or a salad. Since I get up so early I end up eating two or three times before lunch but never comes out to more than 400 calories.(usually between 300-400)
I used to take fruit to eat at work but found out that about a half hour after eating the fruit I would feel starved no matter how many calories I had consumed. I found out that I should eat my protein AFTER the fruit to keep the full feeling that's why I eat the fruit first when I get up. My choices of times for breakfast doesn't seem to make a difference as on the weekend I don't get up til around 8 and eat breakfast around 9-ish.
I've read advantages and disadvantages to both so I guess whatever works for you and your body.

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June 14, 2011 1:12 AM
i cant eat as soon as i get up. i go potty, then i let my dogs out. i feed my animals (right now i have 3 dogs 1 cat and 7 kittens so it is easier to feed them before i weigh or feed myself they get in the way if not) then i weigh myself, then i feed myself so probably hour or so after i get up.. i get up 10:30-1 depending on the day. Also depending on the day i dont even eat breakfast cuz i am not much of a morning person or i get busy and forget. Like yesterday my brother called and i started doing other stuff..
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June 14, 2011 1:13 AM
Thank you ...I had heard that somewhere before and you've confirmed it for me.
June 14, 2011 1:17 AM
I'm not a morning person at all, but it doesn't matter. The whole idea is that you should eat something within 45 minutes to an hour after waking up. It gives you that OOMPH! Also, its a good idea to drink a glass of water when you get up as well!
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June 14, 2011 1:22 AM
I always eat when i get up feel rubbish other wise!

Silly question........what are 30DS?
June 14, 2011 1:26 AM
Clue is in the name – break the fast! I eat straight away, I can't wait. Perhaps those that can't stomach food would find it easier having a smoothie? You can add oats etc but it still feels like a drink :o)
June 14, 2011 1:27 AM
30DS is the 30 day shred, it's an exercise DVD, 20 mins intense work out with strength, cardio and abs
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June 14, 2011 1:35 AM
I definitely have to eat. When I wake up I am feel extremely hungry and I don't function to well until I have breakfast. I can manage if I don't need to be anywhere and loaf in bed, but if I need to get up and go, breakfast is necessary within 30 minutes of getting up. If I can manage having two small meals in the morning it works best for me though. A single serving of plain cereal followed by fruit and protein 2 hours later seems to make me feel best.
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June 14, 2011 1:37 AM
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Thank you ...I had heard that somewhere before and you've confirmed it for me.



Well sorry to break it to you, people usually get inaccurate facts out of fitness magazines or some other form of inaccurate media. Eating in the morning, takes energy away from your body by digesting, it slows you down, eating triggers the parasympathetic which slows down the body. How do most people feel after a huge meal? tired, lethargic... etc. Yes it's not as severe with a smaller meal, but that doesn't mean the parasympathetic nervous system isn't triggered. Eating increases insulin which can store bodyfat, this is what you want to do first thing in the morning?. The opposite of eating is not eating. If you don't eat, this will trigger the sympathetic nevous system, which releases adrenaline which will keep you alert an energetic.
Plus not eating lowers insulin levels which will release glucagon which is a fat liberating hormone, it releases fat from the body. On top of this, growth hormone is also released, which burns a lot of fat, and helps preserve muscle tissue.

Someone said "eating speeds up your metabolism?" Depends, if you eat "more calories" yes it does... But if you eat 1 meal at 2000 calories, or 10 meals at 200 calories, it has no effect on your metabolism in terms of speeding it up.

below are scientific studies to support what I have said.
breakfast slows down oxidation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10967612

fasting longer than 6hrs increses fat oxidation,
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15212756

fasting burns 5 times more fat.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12051710

gherlin triggers Growth Hormone
http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/293/3/E819.full




So wait, you're saying, uh, never eat?
cool.
  6318513
June 14, 2011 1:45 AM
It's almost impossible for me to eat right when I wake up but I practically force myself to. The biggest reason for me is because I always have in the back of my head that Cortisol is at it's highest level in the morning when you wake up. I always try to have a huge protein meal or at least a protein shake.

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Edited by chizzledfrmstone On June 14, 2011 1:46 AM
June 14, 2011 1:46 AM
i'm another one who hate to eat when i first wake up .... unfortunately i'm on medication where I need to eat - so i now have banana first thing - then often it will be lunchtime or later before I feel like eating anything again.

i dont eat at regular times either, most days i eat when i'm hungry - and often dont have my last meal until late evening. xxx
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June 14, 2011 1:52 AM
"most important meal of the day"

I eat within 15mins of waking up....
never use to and I fell lot better when I get something in me. Not to mentiion my alarm clock is hunger..
but again, I hit the gym in the AM most of the time also...
usually 500cals in the am ...
Edited by almonds1 On June 14, 2011 1:54 AM
June 14, 2011 1:54 AM
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I have always believed it best to eat first thing to kick start your metabolism. This is why I am hungry by 9am and my friends who don't eat breakfast aren't hungry until lunch time.


I think I have experienced this - On both sides!!

I never used to eat breakfast, but in recent years I have started eating it, because it's what me and my son do first thing in the morning together, but I honestly think it makes me hungrier throughout the day.
I have tried to postpone breakfast now until at least 10 am because if I eat at 8am with my son I am hungry again at 9am when I have taken him to school, and that seems to carry on throughout the day. I can't break the pattern unless I leave breakfast til later in the day.
We eat cereal for breakfast, I LOVE it but I am so sure it's stopping me losing weight.
I have cut out breakfast and not eaten anything until at least 10 am and the weight has started to come off again, I feel that I am less hungry throughout the day and I'm so much more in control of what I eat, rather than craving sugary carbs.
I can still eat cereal at 10am or later and not be hungry for the rest of the day, I honestly believe having those first few hours without food helps me lose weight, not the other way round!!

I would like to say also that I am in the 'healthy' weight range, middle of healthy actually and weight loss at this level is really tough, it might be different for those who have a lot to lose, but for me and others I know in a similar situation there seems to be some pattern here.

I think also the food you eat at breakfast will effect your metabolism, so if you eat grapefruit and coffee at breakfast this WILL aid your metabolism, but sugary cereal might not.
Purely based on the effects these foods have on the body and how the body is forced to process them.

Be interesting to see if anyone can produce any solid facts on this subject to support a theory, this is my person experience only.

Either way good luck!!! drinker
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