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Daydreamer24
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During the summer I stay up really late, so I don't wake up until 10:30 or 11:00. I usually get online right when I wake up, and then snack until 1 or 2 and eat lunch.

Since I'm waking up so late, should I eat breakfast right away (11), and then lunch a few hours later? It seems so close together. I want to practice healthy eating habits.


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If you're getting a decent amount of healthy food into yourself, it doesn't matter if you eat at "regular" mealtimes or not. If you don't feel hungry enough to eat two full meals so close together, then don't.

Just make sure your snacks are nutritious. Some people (like me) don't feel very hungry when they've just woken up and can't face a "proper" meal, but skipping breakfast altogether is a bad idea (since your body's already gone all night without nourishment). Healthy snacks are a good solution (just make sure it's not anything that will get drips or crumbs in your keyboard ... ).

You could try keeping a "food diary" for a week or so just to check that your overall intake is balanced, but if it is then what times you eat at doesn't really make much difference.


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Just as a footnote to the good advice logic has already given:

Think about it: When you wake up after say 8 hours of sleep, it means you haven't put any fuel in your body for quite a long time, sometimes 10 or 12 hours.

It's a good idea to eat something within say an hour of waking up, to get your engines into gear. Whether that follows a consistent form, say that of "breakfast" doesn't matter though. Like logic, on most days, I really don't feel like a big meal in the morning at all but grab some fruit and a yoghurt instead.

So my advice would be the same as logic: don't bother having two meals if you don't feel like it, but make sure that you eat something in the morning, and at that something that is nutritious.

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Thanks for the great advice, Alaska and logic.
How many calories are females supposed to take in a day? I want to start eating really right, and exercise too!

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That depends on your age, weight and activity level.

Check out this calculator from the West Virgina Dietic Association or discuss this with your GP.
http://www.wvda.org/calcs/fcals.htm


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