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Old 04-21-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
Dan Dumsick
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Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

Out of the 5-6 times a day you eat, do you make breakfast the biggest in terms of calories? If so, how much are you usually taking in?

I usually have limited time in the morning to fix myself a good breakfast since I have to be at work by 7am and wake up at 6am. By the time I finally get in the shower and dressed and commute time etc, I am usually just making it out the door in time. I usually end up grabbing a Cliff bar or Larabar and an orange or banana. I really don't think this is enough or the best I can be doing but for the time I have it is what I have resorted to.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

There's a big gap between "grab a Larabar" and "biggest meal of the day." Search the forum and you'll find lots of good solutions to the problem of time-constrained breakfast.

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Old 04-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

I know...that's why I'm asking if it should be the biggest. I would assume but don't know for sure. And like I said, I know I can do better with it.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

Doesn't have to be. I usually eat about 3 times a day and they are all pretty equal meals. Unless I WOD in the morning and then that's a small protein/carb meal about an hour pre wod.

Two solutions for your morning problem, A) go to bed earlier to wake up earlier, b) cook breakfast the night before and throw it in the fridge or eat dinners leftovers.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:35 PM   #5
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

I'd say cook it the night before. I usually cook every morning. Eight eggs and 5-6 pieces of bacon mixed together, drowned in olive oil with whatever veggies I have sitting in the fridge. Comes out to about 1,100 calories.
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:12 AM   #6
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

I'm usually really hungry when I wake up so eat a loooaad of food for breakfast. But I'm also always hungry all day, and eat a lot all day.... haha this doesnt really help. Guess in general it's a bit bigger than the other meals, but not by much.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:01 AM   #7
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

You can always make a frittata the night before and reheat it in the morning.

Also, try showering at night if you are pressed for time in the morning. If you need the water to wake up then you can always wash your face first thing.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:10 AM   #8
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

I think its about preference. I'm coaching or personal training 6-10am, and I have a lot more energy throughout the morning if I have a small meal of fat and protein, no carbs. I don't eat right when I wake up, either, I have no appetite upon waking. Usually 7 or 8am between sessions.

I usually won't have carbs until pre-workout.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:40 AM   #9
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Re: Breakfast, biggest meal in terms of calories?

I think you should be more concerned about works for you then what works for us in terms of bfast size. If you want to have a healthy lifestyle it takes effort. This is why so few actually do it. This means you may have to shop and/or prepare foods the night before so that you have an adequate bfast. You will have to experiment with what bfast size is optimum for you.
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