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mogriggmogrigg Posts: 73
edited February 2013 in Commuting chat
I always have my breakfast when I get into work (yes I know that sounds really sad). Unfortunately, I'm never hungry early in the morning and certainly can't eat before I exercise. I just wondered what people ate for breakfast. I've been having porridge this week but find that after a couple of hours I'm starving.

If this post has already been discussed...apologies!!! :)

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  • I realised as I ran out the door this morning that i probably should think about eating before commuting. I normally have 'crunchy nut cornlakes in the office.

    Can see it being a piece of fruit in the car on the way to the parking spot, then some cereal in the office (maybe something more substantial) after my 9 miles inon the bike.

    But most importantly, coffee and coffee
  • What's a 'more substantial' breakfast???

    It has to be tea first thing!!! :)
  • byke68byke68 Posts: 1,070
    Cereals before I set off and sometimes have a slice of toast when I get to work. Allways have a cuppa as soon as I get to Nelson Mandela House every morning.
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  • mogrigg wrote:
    I've been having porridge this week but find that after a couple of hours I'm starving.

    Eat more porridge?

    You should actually try eating every 2 or 3 hours - nuts are ideal as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.

    It's subject to quite a bit of debate on here but nutritionalists and "energy for performance" people I've spoken to all advocate eating breakfast before exercise (1-2 hours before - means getting up earlier?)
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  • mtb-idlemtb-idle Posts: 2,176
    cereal. Usually sultana bran or weetabix.

    I've got an 18 mile commute, i can't do it without some fuel inside me.

    I also like to take a dump before i leave, having breakfast gives me a chance to get one baking
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  • Nothing before I leave for work (just up and straight out of the house by about 6.45am), protein shake with 500ml skimmed milk after I've showered and changed. This just about sees me through to lunchtime. I only have 6.5 miles each way to go though.
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  • cyclingpropcyclingprop Posts: 2,426
    This morning? Small porridge and raisins plus a wholemeal bagel with peanut butter when I got in. Worked a treat and less than 600 cal.
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  • verminvermin Posts: 1,739
    2 large bowls of porridge, 500ml Maximuscle Weightgain Extreme shake, 4 rounds of toast with peanut butter, two banananas and a cup of coffee. Then a mid-morning snack of 2 Snickers bars and another banana or two. Just about keeps the engine running.
  • 7am: 2 rounds of sandwiches (contents vary), bar of chocolate, apple & banana.

    I have this at my desk, it is prepared the night before as lunch but I have no self-control. :oops:
  • clarkey catclarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    bacon, egg, sausage, beans, black pudding, fried slice, hash brown.
    cup of tea
    brown sauce.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,800 Lives Here
    james Hunt had the right idea.
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  • kiwimattkiwimatt Posts: 208
    Double Espresso
    13 mile commute
    Muesli at work
    Fasted early morning cardio principle -allegedly very good for fat burning (old bodybuilders swear by it)
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,146
    vermin wrote:
    2 large bowls of porridge, 500ml Maximuscle Weightgain Extreme shake, 4 rounds of toast with peanut butter, two banananas and a cup of coffee. Then a mid-morning snack of 2 Snickers bars and another banana or two. Just about keeps the engine running.

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  • The FugglerThe Fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Coffee with a Pernod in it and a couple of B&H...

    Alright... a bowl of muesli and a large coffee.
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  • Wow...well I've certainly learned I'm not eating enough (always good news). Off to shop now ready to fuel for the ride home :)
  • mtb-idle wrote:
    I also like to take a dump before i leave, having breakfast gives me a chance to get one baking

    Thanks for sharing!
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  • TheStoneTheStone Posts: 2,291
    I don't eat till lunch. Usually around 12.
    If I'm out for a big weekend ride, I try and force something down, but generally not hungry early.
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  • rubertoerubertoe Posts: 3,994
    I eat breakfast @ 5 50 am, usually a bowl of cereal, I'll then have a banana, Yogurt and a large coffee when i get in the office.

    Graze on what ever i have with me Till lunch (soreen, fruit, nuts & seeds, snack bars), then brown bread sandwiches at about 2 pm. plenty more caffeine during the day as well

    No wonder I need to diet
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,007
    vermin wrote:
    2 large bowls of porridge, 500ml Maximuscle Weightgain Extreme shake, 4 rounds of toast with peanut butter, two banananas and a cup of coffee. Then a mid-morning snack of 2 Snickers bars and another banana or two. Just about keeps the engine running.
    I'm just going to go with :shock:

    How do you actually find time to eat all that?
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  • First breakfast - bowl of muesli and a cup of coffee before I leave home. I have a 10 mile commute and I wouldn't make it on an empty stomach (I know - I've tried)

    Second breakfast - banana when I get to work, and maybe some porridge if I'm really hungry.
  • Coffee and a bowl of porridge with banana and maple syrup

    17.2 miles in on the MTB with 260m of climbing

    A For Goodness Shakes recovery shake

    A handful of almonds mid-morning.
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  • I quite often don't bother with breakfast. Even if I feel hungry before I set off, by the time I do my 6.5 miles to work, the urge to eat has often gone so I have a latte and wait for lunch.

    I'm doing the 5:2 fast 'diet' at the moment (after seeing various people I know get stunningly good results in terms of fat loss and blood work). So am also cycling home again still having not eaten so not breaking my fast until 7pm or so. Admittedly I'm not caning it but it's still a reasonable pace.
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