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As I was sipping my coffee today at around 11, I started thinking.

All through school we're told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that poor health will follow us everywhere if we don't eat something before we go off to school.

But now that school is out I've fallen into my typical night owl pattern of going to bed around 2AM and getting up around 11AM. Since that's only an hour or so before lunch time, I consider lunch to be my breakfast.

However, that means that I'm taking in all my daily calories at lunch and dinner; two meals instead of three.

So my question is, should I be eating a third light meal around ten or eleven? (three or four hours before bed) Or am I giving this too much thought?

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I know exactly how you feel. lol.

Except, when I first started becoming a night owl, I would take advantage of this.... start sleeping in FURTHER, till like 3:00pm or so, so I could be able to skip both lunch AND breakfast, and thusly like lose weight fast.

SO, I'm gonna tell you skipping breakfast is NOT healthy.

When I started skipping both meals to, erm, lose weight I started getting:
-severe vertigo
-dizzyness even when like sitting (vertigo, in other words LOL)
-headaches 24/7

Hence, I'm gonna say just try going to sleep at maybe like midnight, waking up at 10 (still giving you 10hrs sleep), eating like at 10:20, or so, then again at close to 3:00pm, and again at 8:00.

But that's just an idea I'd do for me... I'm not a trained dietist/nutritionist or nothing... just another stupid teenager's input. hehehe. ^^;;;;;

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When are you hungry? That tends to be the best time to eat, regardless of how many meals you have or haven't eaten already.

So, if you're hungry at ten or eleven by all means have something to eat. [Smile]

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