Do You Have Time for Breakfast?

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I am a college student and often wake up 30 minutes before my morning class starts which usually gives me enough time to prepare myself and rush to class. For the most part, I have a small bite or just skip breakfast altogether.

What is like for you guys working in IB? I know some people prefer to have bigger breakfasts but was wondering if anyone out there has time for that.

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Sep 4, 2018

Pound a cold brew before jumping in the shower followed by oatmeal on the drive to work

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Sep 6, 2018

sounds like a great way to shit on the car seat....

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Sep 4, 2018

the questions on this website get stupider every day...

Yes, you have time for breakfast. People eat. It's just a bank, not The Island.

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Sep 6, 2018

Wrong, breakfast is for closers.

Sep 14, 2018

Aldous Huxley's The Island? I'm 3 chapters deep and sort of giving up. It's sort of uncompelling and hard to follow with all the weird Indian names. Should I push on? Confusing because Brave New World is one of my favorite books ever.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Sep 4, 2018

Buy breakfast at work / on the commute. Make a shake the night before pound it in the morning. Take 5 minutes to eat cereal. Or here's a thought... wake the fuck up earlier if you want to eat. Of all the struggles of getting a banking gig THIS is what you're worried about / looking for insight on? Come on man.

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Sep 5, 2018

Protein shake and a caffeine pill on weekdays

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Sep 6, 2018

Intermittent fasting is the fuckin' bomb and anyone who says otherwise should be taken out back and shot.

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Sep 6, 2018
Angus Macgyver:

Intermittent fasting is the fuckin' bomb and anyone who says otherwise should be taken out back and shot.

Angus is correct.

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day is a myth fed to the masses by cereal, milk, and government entities.

Skipping breakfast is the most important move of the day. Have coffee or tea and don't get the calories going until lunch in order to intermittent fast and keep your body in a catabolic (fat burning) state, to be lean and mean.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Sep 6, 2018

No but seriously, eat fat and protein for breakfast in order to keep keto (grains/carbs are the worst thing you could do to yourself.) But more importantly, to wake your brain up/give it the type of energy it needs.

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Sep 6, 2018

this is true, but I have a bunch of $ in KHC so don't tell anymore people about this. Cereals for everyone!!

Sep 6, 2018

The only proven benefit of intermittent fasting in terms of weight loss is the fact that diet adherence is much higher when you're only eating two meals a day.

Sep 7, 2018

Are you saying that breakfast isn't the most important meal of the day? There's been recent studies to prove that it actually is albeit that it's also easier marketing for some companies.

Sep 13, 2018

What is your 8-hour window? I want to get into intermittent fasting.

Sep 6, 2018

Smh why did this make the front page over the dozens of actually useful and interesting posts

Sep 6, 2018

I think people eat, yes. Might be wrong though.

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  • HFT
  •  Sep 6, 2018

Do what suits you, and what makes you feel good, but try to eat something healthy like salad and try to have vegan food in the morning. It can do very good things.

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Sep 6, 2018

Eating salad for breakfast is insane

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Sep 6, 2018

Same thought....also what does a vegan breakfast exactly entail.....no bacon, sausage, eggs, no yogurt, no cereal....so like oatmeal with water? Fruit?

Sep 10, 2018
HFT:

and try to have vegan food in the morning. It can do very good things.

clearly been listening to @earthwalker7 too much

Sep 6, 2018

Yes OP, try to eat something in the mornings even if it's just yogurt and coffee.

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Sep 6, 2018

Yes

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Sep 6, 2018

Unless I'm lifting at 5:30 in the morning (which I do 3 days a week, and alter my Tuesday/Thursday meal planning to account for this so I'm intermittently fasting for about 12 hours before I have something), where I have a small snack about an hour after I'm done, I generally just have coffee in the morning and just have lunch and dinner. There are exceptions to that, but I stick to what works for me.

Sep 6, 2018

You guys should check out Nutrisystem. And no, I don't have any financial interest in it and it's not an MLM pyramid scheme. I've found it to be an easy way to mostly automate healthy eating. While it's probably not the healthiest possible option in existence, it's a hell of a lot better than what I was eating before. They ship a box to my place once a month with the core of my diet and I add in fruits, vegetables, and protein shakes. It costs around $340 a month for the basic plan so it's probably not as cheap as shopping and cooking, but for me, it saves a lot of time and the food is better than you might expect.

"Now you's can't leave." -Sonny LoSpecchio

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Sep 6, 2018

Just want to reiterate the stance on intermittent fasting, skipping breakfast is definitely the move of the day. Do some research and brush up on it, I don't want to butcher the facts, but there are tons of health benefits. Everything from the microscopic level (individual cell repair) to the physical changes you'll actually be able to see (fat loss). This could totally throw off the health benefits, but I do enjoy a glass of naked juice or something of the sort before I head out for the day, followed by coffee if needed at work, with my first meal not coming in till 12-2 or so

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Sep 6, 2018

I agree with this approach so normally I have some apple slices and a banana in the morning but my issue is that I love breakfast food. My solution is that I eat breakfast food whenever. Sometimes on a Saturday I've been known to cook my version of a full English breakfast well into the afternoon or even dinner! :)

Sep 6, 2018

Dude c'mon, don't you know that BANKERS don't eat?

Try it sometime.

"Work ethic, work ethic" - Vince Vaughn
Sep 6, 2018

If I don't have time for breakfast (90% of the time), I drink hit a Soylent (400 perfectly balanced macros, micros and vitamins) with a handful of blueberries and a banana. I've been doing this for several years now and don't think I could optimize my nutritional value / time spent making breakfast ratio any better.

Microwaved oats + water + blueberries is a close second, but I burn through a ton of plastic red cups + silverware and it takes a while to eat / cool down.

Dump a cup of coffee on either and I'm absolutely chilling until lunch.

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Sep 6, 2018

If you want to have time for breakfast, maybe set your alarm earlier

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Sep 6, 2018

All depends on discipline/how early you're willing to wake up.

Sep 7, 2018

yea fish oil pills and a la croix -- breakfast of champions / analysts that want to maximize sleep

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Sep 7, 2018

eggs with siracha, canadian bacon, side of black beans.

best.breakfast.ever

just google it...you're welcome

  • ij29824DE
  •  Sep 8, 2018

Solution: Wake up earlier.

Especially during the busiest months (I'm also a college student) I like to wake up anywhere from 4-6AM, go for a jog, and then start working immediately. Turn your schedule around, you should be waking up at 5am, not sleeping at 5am.

Sep 8, 2018

Post work-out. Frozen berries, greek yogurt, whey isolate, water, powedered peanut butter. You won't get hungry before noon.

Sep 13, 2018

Wake up earlier first off, but I like a light breakfast, usually greek yogurt and fruit or a couple hard boiled eggs. Heavy carbs early in the morning cause me to crash and in that case I have to compensate with feeding my already borderline dangerous coffee habit.

Sep 13, 2018
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