Why is it that the only time I wake up hungry is when I have a big, late night meal? I rarely do that any more since starting paleo so I usually don't eat until hunger kicks in about 11 or 12ish. I thought I was leptin sensitive, as sleep, body comp and recovery all seem to be pretty much in order, or at least heading in the right direction. Is my leptin cycle in fact, messed up? I like eating in the condensed afternoon window, and I don't like eating if I'm not hungry...but I would like to optimize all of my hormonal responses. Wondering if there are benefits to "train" myself to eat breakfast upon awakening. Thoughts?
asked byHolly_7 (240)
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on June 21, 2012
at 03:21 PM
I think you are normal. The modern obsession with breakfast isn't normal, and is largely a phenomenon brought about by the cereal industry. A ridiculous amount of money is spent selling breakfast foods and making it breakfast sound like a healthy, responsible thing to do. Meanwhile you are more in touch with reality now, so you can tell eating when you aren't hungry is not a good idea.
If you try to force yourself to eat breakfast upon awakening, you will very likely find yourself awakening even earlier.