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The Breakfast Myth, Part 2: The Art and Science Of Not Eating Breakfast
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October 17, 2011
12:14 pm
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[...] The Breakfast Myth Part 2 “The Art and Science Of NOT Eating Breakfast – Gnolls.org [...]

October 21, 2011
10:48 am
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I have found that a lot of the time I'll get breakfast on the way into work and have it there, maybe 1 1/2 to 2 hours after I wake up. Has worked out great and a lot of people don't know that you can get eggs, bacon and sausage as just side items at any drive through without having to get all of the associated bread items...makes it quicker and cheaper! =]

October 21, 2011
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J. Federico:

Good point!  At which drive-through do you find the best value for those items?  I tend to cook at home, but when I'm on the road, it would be good to know.

JS

October 21, 2011
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I don't know about the US, but in the UK ... McDonalds of all people have started doing this for breakfast: http://www.mcdonalds.co.uk/food/breakfast/breakfast-wrap.mcdj - chuck the wrap and eat the inner. It's breakfast! Your body just smashes it all up anyway ...

There is a pub/carvery local to my work which does unlimited return breakfasts for something like £6.95. All the bacon and eggs you can eat! Hash browns in there, black pudding (yeah, oatmeal ... who cares? it's Black Pudding!) ... sausages ... I'll give it a try some day. Just a shame you can't get a beer at that time in the morning 🙂

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October 23, 2011
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Paul:

This is, I think, the American equivalent.  As you said, ditch the wrap and it's pretty good, except for the seed oil they've no doubt fried the potatoes in.

JS

October 23, 2011
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Very similar - I was being a little tongue in cheek, but it's not a bad breakfast ... with a fish oil chaser. Certainly a serious improvement upon a bowl of granola.

I say, you guys get Angus meat? We have to have a rather bland and tasteless interpretation of an Angus burger from Burger King over here. I make my own - my local supermarket carries Angus meat, which is pretty damn good. Next time I'm over in Anglesey (where we visit a few times a year), I'll get the chap at MooBaaOinc to mince me some Welsh black beef and invite Samuel L Jackson around for a proper tasty burger!

Anyway ... just for a smattering of healthy jealousy, I've got leftover slow-cooked brisket for breakfast tomorrow ...

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October 23, 2011
3:17 pm
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Paul:

I had an "Angus burger" from McDonalds once when I got a coupon -- back before I was paleo.  It was dry and tasteless, and I didn't notice any difference from their regular meat.

And I'm not jealous: I'm cooking some grass-finished short ribs.

JS

November 17, 2011
3:56 pm
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November 30, 2011
9:03 am
Breakfast Part 4: Mo
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December 10, 2011
11:00 pm
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December 11, 2011
1:30 am
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love the article!, i've just discovered your website.
Maybe women tend to eat more of a breakfast because in general they do more work throughout the day than men. Work + childcare + domestic chores. a mom with a desk job burns more calories than a dad with a desk job, I bet.

On a somewhat separate note, I used to swim 4 hours a day and I'd eat 6 waffles for breakfast in the morning with tons of syrup, except on friday when I'd eat four halves of a bagel covered in cheese. I was in great shape but even packing in those calories I was often tired. I'd eat little debbie snacks and juice boxes before practise and gatorade while I swam, and still pass out in the car on the ride home 2 hours later. I wonder what it would have been like if I ate paleo at the time...

December 12, 2011
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There are many potential reasons — and determining "why" would require many more data points than I have!

Six waffles?  Wow.  I liked waffles as a kid (of course…they're dessert) but that's a lot of sugar to be packing down at once.  "Passing out" is usually reactive hypoglycemia…so eating more calories beforehand just makes it worse.  I suspect that eating paleo would have solved that particular issue…

JS

January 9, 2012
10:01 pm
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Ok I read part 2 now. Excellent! I haven't had breakfast since I was a kid, and when I'm forced to have it by others, in about 45 mins I'm starving again. Also, dietitians recommend the bread for breakfast within 1 hour of waking, especially when you're not hungry. This unnatural breakfast is touted as preventing your liver from manufacturing glucose.

January 11, 2012
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Mich:

And why would you want to prevent your liver from manufacturing glucose?  It's been doing it all night...

Like you, I find that eating breakfast just makes me hungrier.

JS

January 26, 2012
5:19 am
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[...] “This study suggests that if you ate a carbohydrate-rich breakfast it would promote carbohydrate utilization throughout the rest of the day, whereas, if you have a fat-rich breakfast, you have metabolic plasticity to transfer your energy utilization between carbohydrate and fat.” – The Breakfast Myth, Part 2 [...]

January 26, 2012
8:35 am
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Personally, I eat a rather large breakfast of bacon and eggs and I'm pretty satisfied until dinner. Lately, it's been skip lunch. I'm usually eating 600-800 calories for breakfast and I feel full of energy all day, with no desire to eat lunch. This option seems the most realistic to me...usually eat the leftovers from the other night and then spend the rest of the day "hunting" for dinner. Sometimes you eat breakfast because you had a large "kill" and sometimes you don't....

January 26, 2012
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That's why I don't give a single dietary prescription for everyone: not only do daily responsibilities and individual metabolisms differ, a fixed daily routine was not a feature of our evolutionary past.  As you said, sometimes we had a big kill the night before, sometimes we didn't.

JS

March 12, 2012
9:44 am
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"i eat when i'm hungry i drink when i'm dry" has always sounded good to me. my husband thought for years that eating at 10a and 3p was just wrong. that is when i am hungry. all the decades of running a landscape design and installation company, i could eat whenever i wanted. after i started paying attention to the times, i realized it was always about the same 10 and 3. i eat elk burgers, eggs and sometimes coffee with stevia. we have a well, so we always have fabulius water. breakfast by the book..you know the sugar carb advertising was never something my parents ever fell for. we did have oatmeal made by my mother. this was before the packaged nuke it version. my aunt grew our oats. we had cows, so we had raw milk. and we had chickens so we had naturally fed eggs. still when i feel like a carb, i eat oatmeal. so very often, but it is a comfort food. i still subscribe to the idea that eat when you are hungry and drinking when you are dry sounds normal and right.

March 12, 2012
9:51 am
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i meant so so very often on the oatmeal. if you can acquite oats for a reliable source and can make your own butter(can be done by hand or a blender from real(raw) milk, a good carb meal is oatmeal, some stevia and real butter. but steak and eggs tastes so much better!

March 15, 2012
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dana:

Absolutely.  The idea that we should eat when we're not hungry is silly enough...the idea that it'll help us lose weight is even sillier.

And I'm jealous that you grew up eating your own milk, eggs, and meat...though I'm not jealous of the effort I know it takes to do so!

JS

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