How late do you often eat breakfast?

@Barb42 (4217)
United States
August 7, 2008 9:56am CST
I love breakfast. But sometimes, like this morning, I am very late eating. I got up and got on the computer. Then I got a phone call. I just forgot I haven't eaten this morning. And, now I am very hungry. I don't eat a big meal, but have to have something to keep me going during the day. I will probably have a scrambled egg and cantaloupe for breakfast.But, at what time do you call it something else, perhaps brunch, instead of breakfast? What about you; do you eat early or late? It's almost 10AM here this morning!
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68 responses
• Malaysia
7 Aug 08
The latest time I had my breakfast was at 1.30pm. It is actually more of a brunch than a breakfast. It usually happens when I don't need to work. I had to work 5 to 6 days a week so ocassionally, I would sleep in late so that I can recover from the long days of work. Besides that, I really don't feel like waking up early when there is nothing to do. Unfortunately, my ever increasing work load isn't going to leave me alone. Sometimes I had to work on sundays too, at home.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That would certainly be late for me. But I suppose, if your hours are different than just day hours at work, anytime you wake up is breakfast for you. Hadn't really thought about that. I know my husband used to have to get up at 3AM to be at work at 4AM when we were in Nashville. He would get up and cook breakfast for himself. There is no way I could have gotten up. But he was ready for dinner when he got home although it would be lunch time for me. So he usually ate 4 meals a day instead of 3. I hadn't ever though about that until just now! He gets up at 5AM and eats breakfast now before going to work. Even when he's not working, he's up early. It's just always been a thing with him - waking up early and getting up. I like to go to bed later and wake up later.
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• Malaysia
8 Aug 08
I work in the morning from 8am to 6pm in the evening but I wake up at 5am in the work to prepare for work and I leave home at 7. Its a long drive to work. At work, ocassionally I have short breaks in between the heavy work load. By the time I am home, I am already very tired. It is very tiring and I have to it 5 to 7 days a week depending on the work load. That is why I prefer to sleep in late when I do not need to work.
• Pakistan
7 Aug 08
I get up very late. and i take my breakfast at almost 11 AM at morning. So i take a cup of tea with some bread. i don't eat eggs or anything else like jam or butter. So only a cup of tea is my breatfast. I prepare it myself and i take it. Thanks
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Aug 08
breakfast is good for ones health.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I finally ate at 10:30 this morning. But I have to have something besides something to drink. My Mother always gets up and drinks a pot of hot tea before she ever eats anything. I usually drink water with my breakfast.
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
8 Aug 08
I love breakfast too,I have early breakfast since I usually have early dinner so I feel hungry early.skipping breakfast is not good for health.H aving brunch without breakfast is also not good because you break more than ten hours fasting.as the saying goes' EAT BREAKFAST LIKE A KING,LUNCH LIKE A PRINCE AND DINNER LIKE A PAUPER.'
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@shyama86 (73)
8 Aug 08
Yes thats right ...I do the same sometimes.I take my breakfast at 10AM or before that itself but at times I just forget it if my friends call me up.Anyway I dont have the habit of skipping my breakfast as its not good for us.
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@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
As soon as I send my daughter to school. I have nothing to do then so I will eat breakfast. But that is around 6:30 in the morning. :) Really early. But I am so used to it already. i could not go on with the day without eating breakfast.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Aug 08
it happens to me also at times when i am busy with something else,that sometimes i skip breakfast.then i have a quick brunch.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I usually have breakfast around 10 or 11. Some times earlier depending on if I decide to cook breakfast for the 2 grandkids. If I decide to cook for them then I will have it earlier. If I just fix breakfast for my self it can be leftovers that would be more of a lunch or supper type foods.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
When my grandsons were here over the weekend, I fixed breakfast whenever the first one got up, somewhere between 8 and 9:30. They loved homemade waffles, so I would start the waffles and when they got almost done, we'd get the other one up. One of them is a much earlier riser. He gets up around 5:30 to get ready to go to school, but during the summer, they stay up later. So they get up later, but he is still the first to get up.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
8 Aug 08
My 2 grandkids are adults and can fix their breakfast for themselves if they want to. But sometimes I like to make something extra nice for them. We all live together.
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• Philippines
7 Aug 08
I know its not good but I dont eat breakfast..Coz I always wake up very late during weekends. And during the weekdays, always rushing going to work so I dont have the chance to eat breakfast. But I take my lunch at 10 am. :)
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Have you ever tried eating a light snack for breakfast? I think you would find that your day would go better. They say children that don't eat breakfast do not do as good at school. I would think it would be the same for adults on the job.
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• United States
8 Aug 08
I hardly ever eat breakfast either, but when I do eat breakfast I'd have to say the latest that I eat breakfast is at 10:00 am.
@pratik888 (103)
• India
7 Aug 08
I personally take breakfast too late ........it is almost as such a time when most of the people have lunch .......i usually get up b/w 11:30 to 12:00 and take my breakfast at abt 12:30............even i hav a habit of getting online as soon i get up ......so its actually pretty late for a breakfast ........but still its a habit whether its bad or not doesn't matter
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Doesn't really matter what time you get up, breakfast is important. Everybody is on a different schedule now days. Years ago, everybody worked mostly nights or days. Now they work all kinds of shifts.
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• India
8 Aug 08
Absolutely right bro ........i feel the same ......!!!!!!! :)
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I am still trying to get in the habit of eating breakfast. I will usually eat it within a half an hour of waking up, and it's nothing more than a bowl of cereal usually. I will have a glass of orange juice when I first wake up, and then after a smoke or 2 I'll get my cereal.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I can't eat cold cereal for breakfast unless I'm on a trip. I rather have something hot with a piece of fruit. But my husband can eat cold cereal for breakfast anytime. It is a good habit to eat a good breakfast and cut back on the other meals.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
I have absolutely no energy in the morning to cook a meal. I am not a morning person and would much rather spend a few hours sitting here allowing myself to wake up before I get to doing anything around the house, lol.
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@shell1986 (405)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Well it normally depends on what time I wake up. Usually I'm up by 9 and get the coffee pot started and then fix some toast or something. But if I wake up later than that I normally just drink coffee until it is lunch time and eat something around 12 or 1.
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7 Aug 08
I eat when I'm hungry. Usually I eat a late breakfast. I have a hard time eating when I first wake up. I enjoy brunch rather than breakfast or lunch!!!!
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I have to eat something for breakfast.But I sometimes find myself sitting here for hours playing around on the laptop, if I have nothing to do. Then I realize I haven't eaten. That's the days I try to eat lightly and then just eat dinner with my husband. That way, I've skipped one meal and it doesn't end up on my thighs.
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• United States
7 Aug 08
Sometimes I forget to eat to and end up eating breakfast for lunch.Some times the kids like breakfast for supper. I do not mean I feed them breakfast at supper but breakfast meals for supper! I get to busy in the morning and forget to eat until my stomach growls.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
We love breakfast for supper!! Nothing like biscuits and gravy at night!
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@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
7 Aug 08
I ate breakfast at 7:00 am,every day all like this.I wake up early,so i ate early,the breakfast is important for us,one wonderful breakfast make us vigorously all day.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Oh, I agree. Without breakfast, I feel sluggish.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
7 Aug 08
Hello,Barb! For me,breakfast has no meaning as I never eat in the morning.Instead I drink two or three cups of green tea.but sometime if I felt the need of a breakfast I do drink a glass of fruits juice or vegetables soup in between 8 and 9 AM so that there will be a gap of about three and half hours between breakfast and lunch.beyond 10 AM I a never take anything except tea or coffee.thanx.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Wish I could say that! I think it would help to lose more weight. But I have cut back on eating bread.And sometimes I eat only two meals a day.
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@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
Having breakfast at past 7am or 8am is already late fo me. Usually, here breakfast is 5am and 6am, it was like this since i was little so i adopted it from my mother. But there are times though that i have to eat breakfast at 10am, but then it woulld be brunch than breakfast.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
My husband is the same way. He says he wakes up early and cannot go back to sleep. So he gets up and fixes breakfast. And sometimes, when I get up later, he will have another cup of coffee and a piece of toast with me.
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
7 Aug 08
It is just after 10am here. I am just now having my "breakfast". I am eating a piece of French bread with a little bit of butter on it and a glass of iced tea. I normally only call it breakfast if I am going to be eating breakfast foods. Otherwise I call it lunch.
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@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I think any food around breakfast or whenever we get up is better than no food at all. A piece of bread and a glass of milk is fine with me. I couldn't drink ice tea when I first got up but I do drink water for breakfast.
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@thedaddym (1737)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I have to admit, I am one of those bad people who don't eat breakfast. I do eat an early lunch though, usually around 11:00. I just don't have time to eat breakfast and I really don't like most typical breakfast foods.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
8 Aug 08
I usually take make breakfast in time on weekdays. It is on weekends specially on Sundays, that our breakfast gets delayed. We catch up with our sleep of entire week and gets up late on Sundays. Consequently, preparation of breakfast invariably get delayed. I know it is not good, breakfast and other meals should be consumed in time to remain fit and healthy but sometimes it happens, despite our best efforts.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
8 Aug 08
I am not really a breakfast person at all. I never eat anything until at least lunchtime. Mainly because when I get up in the morning I am not hungry and then I am always really busy until lunchtime anyway. It would be better for me if I could eat a breakfast really because then I would not get too hungry come lunch time.
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