Breakfast: Good or Bad?

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  1. LeafUF
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    I swear I have to respond to this stupid study everywhere. Its just alarmist crap.

    Here is a review of the actual study. They leap to some wild conclusions while ignoring a number of important points.

    http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2013/07/eating-breakfast-can-cut-heart-attack-risk-puh-lease/
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    Best rule of thumb: if you like breakfast, eat it. If you don't, don't. Look, I'm 6-0 145 and I don't eat breakfast. Obviously, eschewing breakfast hasn't turned me into a bloated hippo.
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    At 6 foot 145 you need to eat two breakfasts daily!
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    I've got 65 lbs and 1 inch on him. I feel really healthy. I can't imagine ever dropping to 180 let alone 145!

    That number scared me but there are a lot of body types at alot of ages
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    Very true. At 20 years old im 6'1 7/8 and 180 lbs.
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    Again I think Dreamliner is much older than both of us (20). So that could make sense as fitness when you are older is more about not getting injured and easing up pain on joints.
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    I agree with you. I was just chiming in on your point about different body types at different ages.
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    Dream is older but he will tell you he was never much bigger.
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    I think eating/not eating breakfast comes down to compliance.

    If eating/not eating helps you hit your caloric/nutritional goals for the day (whatever they may be) then eat/don't eat breakfast.
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    I cannot imagine skipping breakfast. I also do most of my exercise in the mornings so I usually fuel up beforehand.
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    Its really whatever you are used to. I worked out this morning at 11am after seeing 3 clients in the gym. Didn't have anything to eat until 1pm when I got home from the gym. It certainly did not hurt me and in fact I have grown to rather like my fasted training.
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    6-0 145 is who I am. I graduated highschool at 6-0 138. I've never weighted much more than 150. Try as I might to gain weight, I am the opposite of most men. If I force-feed, so as to gain weight, I gain a few pounds in short order ... then my appetite literally shuts down until I return to stasis.

    Why should I fight it ? Instead, as one poster mentioned, I concentrate on maintaining strength mostly via low-risk/high-payoff exercises.
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    I get the fasting...that makes total sense. But I have read quite a few article supporting breakfast for longevity. Additionally, many of the studies that have questionnaires ask that question as a part of their evaluation for the total score. That is with regards to life expectancy. Eating, working out, stress, training. I often wonder just how much I should train-where is the threshold at my age that I'm overworking and deteriorating my body? I just got back from swimming...three days in a row, 3000 yards a day, 9000 in three days. At 63 seems like too much to me. Usually I try and do mon,wed, friday...I'll tell ya, 3000 yards in an hour certainly gets the heartbeat up! If I eat well, not in excess I saty slim. If I try and eat less and skip meals I gain weight. Weird.
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    For me it's simple- if I'm up for breakfast, I eat it. If I'm still sleeping, like on weekends, I don't.
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    mal, its all about finding what works for you and making it fit your lifestyle and goals. There are articles supporting just about anything you want. Most of these "studies" are of little value as they just choose a result and then cherry pick the data until it meets their result.

    As for fasting, the positive effects can be seen in as little as 12 hours a day based on some research. So simply skipping breakfast fits.

    Its not for everyone. I get that. But I would like to see a good study that supports the positive benefits of eating breakfast. Because I really haven't seen one.
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    Studies...oh those studies. Remember when smoking was touted as being really good for you and milk, must drink it all day to get healthy and strong bones (now we have fat kids developing at 8 and 9 years old.

    Breakfast has always been thrown at us as the most important meal of the day, eggs, milk, juice, cereal but why not the other thousands of foods. This study most likely came from the corporations that saw the need to sell these products. Believe it or not but in my living around the world people actually eat other things and are perfectly fine.
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    The salutary breakfast studies are typically financed by, surprise! breakfast food manufacturers.
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    "Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable." - Mark Twain

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    I eat breakfast. It's delicious.

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