Sugar rush or not to sugar rush?

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17/08/2007 at 08:19
17/08/2007 at 08:36
Can't read the full article, but I thought the main reason for eating a proper breakfast was because otherwise you tending to snack on junk food later in the day.

Some people I know can't stomach breakfast first thing and have it around 10:00, but they do then have cereal or some other proper breakfast. I have always thought that this was OK if it suited you. It's the ones who skip breakfast and then have a coffee and muffin mid-morning that are doing themselves damage.
17/08/2007 at 08:39
Just had porridge and honey - I can't go out without breakfast and definitely need to eat before an morning run. It may be psychological though - I have always had breakfast when I get up and now don't seem to function well without it.
17/08/2007 at 11:04
That's a really useful article, thanks! I'm doing a bit of stuff on blood sugar levels for my PhD.

From my own research and most of the stuff I've read, I'd recommend eating a nutritious and balanced breakfast that releases energy slowly, thus keeping blood sugar levels constant. What causes cognitive deficits (e.g. poor concentration and impaired mood) is a drop in blood sugar, caused either by not eating or the 'rebound' effect described in the article. If you eat the sorts of foods that keep your blood sugar at a constant but optimal level (too high can be as bad as too low), then you won't need to eat sugary snacks for a quick fix.

17/08/2007 at 11:05
I agree totally madame O
20/08/2007 at 22:37
I very rarely have breakfast but still manage to eat nothing until lunch. The only times I have had breakfast is when I have been doing a run in which case I have 2/3 pieces of toast or when I am on holiday when I will usually have it around 10.00 and often go without lunch. Seems to have worked for me for 15 years!

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