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how much protein should you eat at breakfast...?


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just wondering what is a good amount of protein to eat at breakfast....
i'm in university so normally i eat breakfast around 730....and then workout between classes from 9.45-11.45........(running about 7-12 miles)

usually i don't eat anything before i workout except at breakfast....what should i be eating for high cardio workouts? more focus on carbs or protein?

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for me, it depends how long breakfast has to hold me.  if i'm home writing (i'm a grad student) and can have an early lunch or a second breakfast, i don't worry about protein first thing, but if it's going to be more than four hours before i eat again, i definitely need to load up: an egg and a couple of lean sausages or an omelet, something like that.

If you're going to work out the carbohydrates provide you with short-term energy.  You can get a little protein in the form of a yoghurt or you could put some peanut butter on a slice of toast.  There's no hard and fast rule.

I usually have about 40 grams, but my breakfast is 600 calories and I'm trying to gain. I'd still get about 25-30 grams for a normal person though - it's the most important meal of the day you know!

I usually do around 650-700 calorie breakfast and it gets me around 45-50g of protein and 115g of carbs.  This breakfast keeps me going for a long time.  I workout in the mornings and then work 9-7pm so I have to have this energy early in the day.  I will eat this breakfast around 8am and then not be hungry again until 2pm.

Original Post by foreverme24:

I usually do around 650-700 calorie breakfast and it gets me around 45-50g of protein and 115g of carbs.  This breakfast keeps me going for a long time.  I workout in the mornings and then work 9-7pm so I have to have this energy early in the day.  I will eat this breakfast around 8am and then not be hungry again until 2pm.

 foreverme, do you eat breakfast before or after your workout? I have a similar schedule and I want to get my workout in the mornings. I am just undecided if I should have a whole breakfast at 5 am or just a morning snack and then eat breakfast at work. maybe you could give me an idea.

Do what works for YOU. I eat 350 cals at breakfast and have been experimenting with different combinations to see what gives me most energy and makes me feel most satisfied. I find that a decent amount of protein and fiber, plus some healthy fats is the best for me. Usually some form of high fiber muesli sprinkled onto fat free fage and an apple with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter or something.

Original Post by angel_26:

Do what works for YOU. I eat 350 cals at breakfast and have been experimenting with different combinations to see what gives me most energy and makes me feel most satisfied. I find that a decent amount of protein and fiber, plus some healthy fats is the best for me. Usually some form of high fiber muesli sprinkled onto fat free fage and an apple with 1/2 tbsp peanut butter or something.

 I guess I will just have to experiment.

what i've been trying to do is eat manly carbs in the morning with a bit of protein b/c i knwo you burn that through cardio (like a banana and 2 eggwhites)...and then eat the majority of my protein after i workout to help with muscle repair....

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