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The myth of breakfast lunch and dinner

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by FreakyStyley69, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
  2. Simo98


    Jun 18, 2009
    QLD, Australia
    Interesting read, it makes sense that the way we eat it shaped around standardised working hours.

    So when people give me a hard time about my eating habits I can just tell them I'm going Roman style?

    I rarely eat breakfast, sometimes a quick snack before I leave the house. If I feel up to it I'll eat a pretty big lunch, and generally that will last me through the rest of the day. I'll often eat again after work, but not always, and generally it will be a fairly small meal again. Occasionally I'll do the opposite, just a quick light meal in the middle of the day and a large tea.

    My favourite way to eat is on my days off. I'll wake up close to midday, eat a huge meal, and generally just eat one more small meal later at night.
  3. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
    It boils down to meal timing is irrelevant. It won't speed up your metabolism it won't make you loose weight. There isn't any one right way, and no breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day.

    It's all averages.

    If you burn 2000 calories a day.

    Eat 500calorues first day, and 3500 the second you won't gain or loose a single pound of fat. Same applies to in the same day. If you eat 2000 calories for breakfast it's no different than 2000 calories for lunch. Or dinner.

    Yes your body can absorb more than 30g of protein at one time.

    Side note. Seems we were "sold" the idea of breakfast. Really makes you think about how much we do in our daily lives because its natural or the way, that really is just bread consumerism.
  4. I don't really understand what you are getting at?

    This article makes no reference to myths, it just explains why things are now the way they are.
    It also makes no references to the 30 grams a day or to the more than 6 meals a day approach!
  5. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always puts some stank on it Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I find i cant really eat a large meal without basically collapsing right after for the rest of the day. Eating smaller quantities of pretty much everything has really helped me in terms of energy throughout the day, and with very significant weight loss.

    Its different for everyone.
  6. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
    No it just goes along with all the stuff we think we know (which is very little and based off nothing) is bs
  7. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
    So do what works best for ya. As I said its not important to follow a meal timing plan.

    Edit: though alot of the time when people change their ratting habits and it works its often due to, them restricting calories and taking in account of all that they eat.
  8. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    What, from this article leads you to state that meal timing is irrelevant? All it says is that people did things different long ago and tells how things have changed throughout time.

    Where do you get the notion that breakfast *isn't* the most important meal if your day?

    I'm not exactly sure what you're getting at with the calorie stuff.
    If your caloric intake is greater than your ability to burn those calories off, you WILL gain weight.
    & vise versa.

    Where are you performing/getting these studies about caloric & or protein consumption, and the human body's rate of absorption?
    As convoluted as the health industry is now days, where everyone has a product to sell, I'm curious exactly where you're getting your info.
  9. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    I didn't get that from reading that article at all.

    And as far as what it's based off, well yes most of the do called facts are based off of nothing and quite BS. However the science is there when you're ready to track it down and read it.

    Which would be my advice to you, I'm betting it would do so much more for you, than being "sold" junk info from the Internet.
    It's simple, just make sure the info you're reading is from credible sources.
  10. 1SHOT1HIT


    Feb 17, 2012
    Now there's some solid advice! +1
  11. 3 meals were based around working hours.

    Yeah, nothing new there at all.

    Also, there is more to how our bodies work than calories in vs calories out. The only useful point is "do what works best for you".
  12. The OP and the article have pretty much nil to do with one another...

    Did anyone else read the article with the voice over guys from modern marvel's voice in their head?
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Breakfast is the biggest meal of the day for me. I've gone without breakfast on some days and I seem to be "behind the eight ball" the rest of the day on many occasions. Those days where I stop to eat a balanced healthy breakfast, I seem to function better the rest of the day. I find my other meals are also more balanced and healthy. The days I don't eat breakfast, I'm usually super hungry mid morning so I eat junky snack type food while I am working, then usually eat way too much for dinner that night and then snack afterwards before I go to bed.

    I can look back at it the next day and see the mistakes I made in how, what, and when I ate the day before. It's like I set myself up to fail by not eating a good breakfast. The days I do eat a good breakfast, I set myself up for success.

    *edit.....a successful day is dependent on more things than if I ate breakfast. I just find my chances of a successful day improve when I eat/drink properly.

  14. What Mike said
  15. The same article says that skipping breakfast can set you up for poor eating habits the rest of the day. Turns out it helps....

    What's your beef with breakfast anyhow? What have corned beef hash and eggs ever done to make you treat them so cruel?
  16. I don't know where you read that, but i did not see it!

    I know from past "arguments" in the fitness threads that you are really into the whole bro science/gym locker room facts diet, but this article has really nothing to do with that!
  17. Must have breakfast.

    Eating late in the evening is really bad for me, so I shut down the digestive system at around 5PM every day.

    I'm really hungry in the morning.
  18. spector_boogie

    spector_boogie No Limit Honky

    Apr 15, 2012
    The Woodlands, TX
    Not eating during the day (at all, or very little) makes you hungry, if you're a functioning human.
    That means you're uber hungry by the time 6/7/8 rolls around and you crush everything in sight to satisfy that. Is what happens to me during tax busy season(s) and I always gain weight (obviously) during then.
    So I've gone to eating cereal about 9, yogurt about 11, lunch about 1, snack about 4 and dinner at 7. definitely helps control cravings.
  19. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    What we ate and when in Roman times is meaningless.

    Today we know more about nutrition, the way our bodies use food, and the intervals between meals.

    Today we are able to eat smarter and more effectively than was dreamed of in history.

    The fact that much of the population is obese or morbidly obese doesn't change this - I wrote "we are able"...not "we do"...
  20. FreakyStyley69

    FreakyStyley69 Banned

    Oct 19, 2012
    I have, maybe you should do some research.


    Meal frequency and energy balance

    Meal timing

    Shall I go on? All real studies