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by 0 · June 16, 2014 at 08:34 PM

Hi everyone, I was just wondering what you guys do in the morning for breakfast if you have a routine...? I've always wondered what people do...I'm always being told different things like eat an hour within waking or eat small meals during the... (more)

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DawnseyDoll 0 · June 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

I eat small amounts every few hours, so I actually eat about 8 times a day. This is what works for me. I have some fruit and an egg.

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by 0 · April 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I know that there are a lot of you who workout in the morning in a fasted state, and I have also been doing that for the last few years however, I have just discovered that I have very low cortisol upon rising (when it should be the opposite)... (more)

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mko 0 · April 12, 2014 at 10:17 PM

I usually eat a hard boiled egg in the morning before a workout. I boil a couple in advance so I can have a quick and easy snack i n the morning. It may work for you!

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by 0 · June 16, 2014 at 09:35 PM

Hi, I am eating Paleo (almost entirely pure, some bad carbs, no gluten) and I have had a tendency lately to wake up feeling really depressed and with anxiety about a lot of things I worry about. This feeling remains until I eat my breakfast... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · October 15, 2013 at 04:52 PM

i believe the theory is that your body peaks cotrisol production in the morning to raise your blood pressure, so you can go from a horizontal to a vertical state without passing out. ive seen some people suggest that you can mitigate your... (more)

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by 789 · August 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Before noon all I want to do is eat tons and tons of sugary crap. After noon I'm the very epitome of a mountain of will power. What gives? If I work out in the morning I gain a bit of will power for about an hour.

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haley12 0 · August 28, 2013 at 11:55 PM

Wow that is super unusual! I am the exact opposite, which makes sense because your willpower should wear down throughout the day... But you could try eating a very satiating and good breakfast and then immediately leaving the house. You can't... (more)

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by 35 · July 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM

Working on a new breakfast meal plan, wondered what foods I should try to include. Any help would be appreciated. Cas

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joanna_4 0 · July 23, 2013 at 12:28 AM

I usually have kefir smoothies with gelatin and fruit. I change the fruit all the time. Lately its raspberries from my garden. Some days, i have meat and veggies or a can of tuna mashed with avocado. Just depends what i want. I would eat eggs if i... (more)

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by 10 · April 25, 2013 at 07:22 PM

Hi all so I have been doing IF for about a week or two and love it. I have decided to start carb back-loading as well. I usually train (crossfit 5-6 days a week) in the morning and as I understand it that's not the optimal time if you are doing... (more)

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by 1230 · January 11, 2013 at 06:32 PM

Is drinking a lot of water first thing in the morning healthy? Is there any science that supports doing it? Seems to me like drinking something like a quart of water would severely dilute stomach acid.

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JimRed 0 · January 11, 2013 at 06:32 PM

If you're thirsty, drink water. A quart of water, is ok! What is your blood sugar?

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by 2909 · January 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM

Generally, I have a ritual when I wake up. I try to adhere to it as regularly as possible. First thing when I wake up I drink 2 tall glasses of water (4 cups, so about 32oz of water.) While I'm sipping on the water, I'll meditate or screw around... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 10, 2013 at 05:33 PM

I wake up with thoughts of gratitude for another day. I spoke to someone on the phone who is retiring on January 18 after 42 years of doing the same job (I called to get clarity on a bill and he is the person who helped with that.) He said he... (more)

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by 208 · December 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM

first, I have been scouring PH for previous posts, none seem to address my question or they made me have new questions. This is my second day of monitoring BG. I am a non-diabetic, overweight female. I have also slipped significantly in my... (more)

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Dinoeater 0 · December 09, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Looks like your eating real good to keep your BG from spiking and your testing proves it! Just wait a while and your BG will start to go down. Don't forget that your red blood cells have been changed to carry more glucose. It takes a while for... (more)

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by 10 · September 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Hi fellow paleoites :) I started Paleo a few months ago because I was fed up with my 1400 calorie a day diet full of "healthy" whole grains and low fat dairy. I didn't feel too great, and was not seeing the results I was hoping for. I found out... (more)

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MeghanneR 0 · September 10, 2013 at 11:15 PM

It's really normal to crave more carbs during pregnancy in fact your body may do it for a good reason. I wrote a guest post over on balanced bites that talks about the how's and why's of food aversion and nausea during pregnancy. Check it out... (more)

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by 1190 · October 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

So I just tried something a little crazy and it worked! We all know that we are supposed to include grass-fed liver in our diet except some people, like me, find it too disgusting to eat in the usual ways. Yesterday after picking some up from my... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · September 29, 2012 at 07:20 PM

sounds like great idea to me! i had liver once when i was about seven... you know, the typical liver and onions deal. god, it was nasty.

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by 85 · December 03, 2012 at 01:05 AM

Hey Hackers! I've been hearing about Kiefer and his carb-backloading. It makes sense and I'm interested in trying it out. However, I can't train in the afternoon/night due to work so I train in the mornings. I heard that there is a morning... (more)

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KA24 0 · September 01, 2012 at 01:10 AM

Listen to Robb Wolf's latest podcast, #147. They address this question directly. Here is the transcript if you don't want to download it. It's a long discussion, like 12 minutes, so it's worth the listen. They address your exact question... (more)

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by 50 · August 29, 2012 at 06:16 PM

First thing in the morning when you wake up ? or not , pros and cons ? thanks

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CDone 0 · August 29, 2012 at 01:22 PM

Breakfast, or quite literally, "the breaking of the fast" should be eaten once you are hungry. Your fast will be broken whenever you eat. That being said, here are a couple of scenarios where you should break regardless of your hunger level: 1)... (more)

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by 150 · August 11, 2012 at 04:58 AM

Just concluded a 90 day monitoring of my blood sugar. Sampled 3x a day: Morning (dawn) FBS (average: 90) 2 hours after lunch (average: 85) Bedtime (average: 81, 79 when I throw out a 'couple benders, but even a whole bottle of wine can't get my... (more)

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Nasty_Brutish_and_Short 0 · August 11, 2012 at 04:58 AM

You don't have Dawn phenomenon, your blood sugars are completely normal. Blood glucose spikes due to the Dawn phenomenon are perhaps an order of magnitude higher than what you're experiencing. As to your question about higher morning blood... (more)

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by 431 · October 01, 2012 at 02:31 AM

I have heard that the body has a natural detox mechanism that runs from about 4am to 10am, and that this detox process is disturbed when breakfast is taken before 10am. Is anyone aware of actual research that backs this up? I mean, I'm sure the... (more)

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pasoboi 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

My understanding was always the 12hr detox window : 12hrs from your last meal before sleeping, and your next meal at breakfast being an ideal 'sleeptime' fasting window. I dont remember where i heard this, possibly Robb Wolffs podcast, so excuse... (more)

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by 55 · June 04, 2012 at 06:54 PM

Does anyone do AM workouts here? Do you do them straight out of bed? What do you use as a warm up routine? I was thinking of doing kettlebell circuits in the am.

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Dirk_Jan 0 · June 04, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yeah, love AM-workouts! Pretty much the only time I'll do a workout... I hop out of bed (7-8AM), take a shower, get some BCAA's and hit it. Warmup depends on the workout. If it's strength, I'll warm-up with the specific movement but higher reps... (more)

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by 80 · May 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I used to get up hungry (starving!) when my diet was mostly carbs-based. No matter how many kcalories I used to eat (isocaloric regimen). Now that my diet is mostly rich in fats and proteins, sometimes I am hungry at bedtime, but the morning... (more)

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borofergie 0 · May 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM

Because your appetite is no longer ruled by BG swings, you can listen to your body's signals and eat when you are hungry. There is no reason why you should be hungry when your body can simply tap into its (practically unlimited) fat reserves for... (more)

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by 5 · November 04, 2012 at 07:08 AM

Hello, friendly people of PaleoHacksVille. Last week I started doing a lot of reading on paleo and primal nutrition, and 6 days ago, I cut out all grains, dairy, sugar and legumes out of my diet. I subsist mainly on meat and vegetables and have... (more)

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Capt__Cave_Man 0 · November 04, 2012 at 07:08 AM

Your symptoms sound much like the ones I experienced before being diagnosed with an H. Pylori infection. It might be worth mentioning to your healthcare practitioner. YMMV "...What Are The Main H Pylori Symptoms? As well as causing common,... (more)

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by 1662 · November 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Morning, Day, or Night shower? Is one better than the other? What are your thoughts? What do you do and why? I'm curious.

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Lazza 0 · November 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

A warm/hot shower in the morning helps to clear sinuses that might have clogged during the night. At least it does for me. _Lazza

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by 2565 · January 03, 2012 at 06:29 PM

I just read an article http://www.naturalnews.com/034519_meal_planning_digestion_immunity.html#ixzz1i3BxWYgn suggesting that humans evolved to eat our biggest meals in the evening or night because our ancestors were very active during the day and... (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · January 02, 2012 at 09:18 PM

One thing to consider is that presumably hunter-gatherers were not leptin resistant. Part of the success with the leptin Rx may come from resetting diurnal leptin patterns that have become out of whack on a diet of processed foods, etc. This is... (more)

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by 253 · November 06, 2011 at 05:28 PM

First, a little background. I'm a pretty fit person, 24 yrs old, 6' tall 185 lbs I don't know exactly what my body fat is but I would guess somewhere in the 8-12% range. My problem is trying to use my diet to maximize energy levels. Due to my job... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · November 06, 2011 at 05:28 PM

You might track your food through cronometer.com and see what your calories are each day. If you have low energy your calories may be too low. Also get 7.5 hours of sleep or more each day.

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by 15070 · October 13, 2011 at 07:09 PM

There are a variety of prescriptions for what to do first thing in the morning, which of course correspond to various states of health. What types of people would you into each of these... fasted weight training workout (a la leangains,... (more)

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JoeBranca_at_paleoplusone_com 0 · October 13, 2011 at 06:06 PM

Lately up by 6:45 or so. Maybe some yoga outside on the grass. Cook up big breakfast to share with wife. Some combo of bacon, veggies, eggs and some other meat, cup of coffee. After some digestion time and playing with babby, as I wait for the... (more)

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by 45 · October 10, 2011 at 08:36 AM

I used to wake up early without any problem , now I'm in my 4th week of paleo and it's getting harder to sleep less then 7 hrs. Everything else is OK, except that sometimes I feel weak most of the day, like my muscles are tired. I tried few times... (more)

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CJ 0 · October 09, 2011 at 12:54 AM

I felt like this about 6 months through paleo, and it lasted for a while. But 6 months later, I have never been waking up easier and definitely don't feel tired/weak. The only thing that really changed was my life, not my diet. (FYI, right now... (more)

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by 260 · October 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM

Since pretty much birth, I've been a night owl - and hated getting up in the mornings. Since going paleo early this summer I have been feeling so much better - all around. Better skin, less bloating, better digestion, better mood, a tiny bit of... (more)

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PoisonIvy 0 · October 17, 2011 at 09:49 PM

I have a similar experience with getting out of bed in the morning & getting going in the morning, even after adequate sleep. You could order a saliva test to check hormone levels...(cortisol/ serotonin/ etc). I've been tested and turns out... (more)

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by 1038 · August 24, 2011 at 03:19 PM

Hi all, I recently started studying for my GMAT, so now I work 9-5 then try to put in a solid 3-4hrs of studying after work at the office so by the time I get home its 9-10pm and no real drive to hit the gym and eat after. Last few weeks my gym... (more)

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wobrien95 0 · August 24, 2011 at 03:25 AM

BCAA powder is recommended by many people for fasted training. I use it before working out. (it's also helpful fro recovery after). In Leangains he says it's needed for fasted training to prevent muscle catabolism. MAybe not, but I use it anyway... (more)