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Do you eat breakfast?

  1. Yes.

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  2. Sometimes.

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  3. No.

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    22.0%
  1. Sep 1, 2006 #1

    JasonRox

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    I'm asking this question because I realized that a lot of people don't.

    Out of about 10 I asked so far, 6 have said no, 2 sometimes, and 2 said yes. None of the 4 that eat breakfast or eat it sometimes is overweight. Out of the 6 that do not eat breakfast, atleast 4 are considered overweight or are on their to being overweight (fat is starting to pile on).

    I'm thinking about doing a survey at school, and determining how many people eat breakfast and other related questions.

    It blows my mind to see people not eat breakfast. Because to me, that's like throwing your metabolism in the air and pulling out an AK-47 and shooting it to death. It's probably the dumbest decision you can make in regards to your own diet.

    So, do you eat breakfast and what do you eat?
     
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  3. Sep 1, 2006 #2

    Evo

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    Problem is I am not a morning person, so breakfast for me is usually lunch for others.

    I really do like breakfast/brunch foods though.

    Eggs, grits, sausage, ham, salsa, hot sauce. MMMMMMMMMM. :approve: Just don't ask me to eat before 10am at the earliest.
     
  4. Sep 1, 2006 #3

    JasonRox

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    Wow, I would have never of guessed.

    Sleeping in for me is sleeping until 9. I can't sleep past 8:30 for some reason even when I go out until 1-2am.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2006 #4

    Moonbear

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    Does coffee count? Some days I eat a cereal bar if I know I won't have time to get lunch, or if I get to sleep in on the weekend, I'll make something for breakfast when I get up, but usually, I'm just not awake enough in the morning to stomach breakfast. I need the coffee to start kicking in before I can handle meals, so usually I just wait until lunch time. Then again, I don't eat dinner very early either, so I probably don't go much longer between dinner and lunch than most people go between dinner and breakfast.

    And, for the record, I'm not overweight. I think it would be worse to force myself to eat a meal I'm not really hungry for just because someone else says I should eat at that time.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2006 #5

    Math Is Hard

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    I eat a banana usually, or other piece of fruit. And I usually have a latte with non-fat milk.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2006 #6

    Evo

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    If I eat a banana on an empty stomach I get the most excrutiating stomach pains, so bad, that I haven't been able to eat a banana for over 7 years. I'm terrified of them now, and I love how they taste.

    I've heard there is a reason for the pain, it's not that uncommon, I just don't know exactly what causes it.
     
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  8. Sep 1, 2006 #7

    JasonRox

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    I wouldn't force the meal down.

    Breakfast is an important meal nevertheless.

    http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/1483.html [Broken]

    There's a nice answer to why someone should eat breakfast. Like explained, since you can't stomach food in the morning a light snack is alright, so I guess that's where your coffee comes in.

    Something is better than nothing.
     
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  9. Sep 1, 2006 #8

    JasonRox

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    I'm a breakfast banana eater too. :biggrin:
     
  10. Sep 1, 2006 #9
    I usually eat breakfast, especially during school because there are a lot of times where I don't have time for lunch. I usually have cereal or some fruit mixed with yogurt and granola. Everyonce in a while I treat myself to eggs in a bagel with cheese....yum.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2006 #10

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    I'll drink coffee first thing, and then may a couple of slices of toast with VEGEMITE and cheese (preferably Swiss or Provalone), or if I get breakfast at work, it's bacon, egg and chees on a roll or biscuit and an everything bagle with chive or jalapeño and cream cheese.

    Once in a while, I'll do eggs, grits, sausage or bacon, salsa, hot sauce.

    And once in a while blueberry or banana pancakes.

    During berry season, I just walk out the back door and get a hand full of fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or blackberries and have them with cereal/granola.

    I don't think there's any food that I can't or don't eat.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2006 #11

    JasonRox

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    Yeah, that's good. You can get a BLT Bagel with an egg for only $3 CDN at our school.
     
  13. Sep 1, 2006 #12

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    Sounds like a big breakfast everytime.

    I pretty much have eggs, chicken bacon, banana, orange and glass of milk everyday. I wake up a little earlier to cook it all. It's so worth it.

    I should try those pancakes though. So tasty.
     
  14. Sep 1, 2006 #13

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    I eat breakfast every day, often leftovers from earlier meals, but sometimes something whipped up for that particular day. I eat lunch only about 50% of the time, but breakfast is critical.
     
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    Yeah I'm cheap so I make my own...haha
     
  16. Sep 1, 2006 #15

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    I used to forego breakfast. I still would except, with Diabetes, I can't afford to. So now I do.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2006 #16
    I eat breakfast whenever I'm up early enough to eat it. Which means I never eat breakfast.

    Pass the AK-47 please.
     
  18. Sep 1, 2006 #17

    ShawnD

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    I always eat breakfast, but I never eat lunch. I never really wake up until I eat something.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2006 #18

    Evo

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  20. Sep 1, 2006 #19

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    I generally only eat when I am hungry. I am never hungry when I wake up, and if I wake up very late, not until 2 or 3 hours afterwards.

    I think most of the research that goes into showing that eating a breakfast is good for you is funded by cereal companies. Eh? They all mysteriously say that cereal is the best thing you can eat for breakfast too...
     
  21. Sep 1, 2006 #20

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    I try to eat every morning, usually a bowl of cereal or a bagel or omlette or something. That and a cup of coffee or two. I have 3 classes in a row during the morning (8 - 11) and if I don't eat my stomach will start to growl during class! It's pretty embarassing, especially during a test when it's very quiet.
     
  22. Sep 1, 2006 #21

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    Evo, I am sorry that you are allergic to bananas. Does that include cooked bananas? That would mean Bananas Foster is out? :frown:

    I think food allergies are quite common, perhpas 20% of the population give or take. But specific allergies are variable in distribution and severity.

    The third link provided by Evo has an important link - Food allergy. We we entertain, especially other children, we ask if anyone has a food allergy or sensitivity.
     
  23. Sep 1, 2006 #22
    Does this include Plantains (the sweet little cousin of the banana)? Fried plantains are soooo good! :approve:
     
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  24. Sep 1, 2006 #23

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    I'd happily trade your allergy to bananas with my non-allergy. I can't stand the things. When I turn down bananas on taste grounds I get to hear how great they actually are. If I was allergic it would shut people up when I don't want one. Actually, I guess they'd probably start asking questions about the allergy.


    I do enjoy coffee in the morning, but if I don't eat something before or during, my coffee it doesn't go down well. Actually if I don't eat something in the morning my empty stomach starts to complain pretty quick and I feel a little ill. My standard is whole wheat toast with real peanut butter (not that icky Kraft stuff), a glass of chocolate skim milk, and a couple bowls of dry cereal and maybe a bowl of oatmeal. If I have melon on hand, that's nice too especially in the summer. If I'm going to be active shortly after eating it's usually a pile of pancakes. Big fry-ups won't happen before 10am, I do love scrambled eggs, taters, and bacon, but not first thing in the morning.
     
  25. Sep 1, 2006 #24

    Moonbear

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    I'm sure you wouldn't be the first one who avoids having to deal with people who can't understand why you don't like something that is a common food by just claiming you have an allergy to it.
     
  26. Sep 1, 2006 #25

    JasonRox

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    Actually, I believe it's researched by health organizations.
     
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