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Starving yourself for brunch? [Moved from Manhattan]

Just curious how many NY- ers skip breakfast and wait until brunch time to eat. I mean...say you get up at 6-7 am (like me)- theres no way I'm going to starve myself until 1 pm to sit down with friends and chow down.

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  1. If it's a 1pm brunch, I'll have a light or normal breakfast at home. If it's an 11am brunch, I usually won't eat anything beforehand. But I'm never that hungry right when I wake up anyway.

    1. I don't often do brunch, but when I do, i typically do not eat beforehand. Now that I think about it, i typically do not eat after brunch either. Something about brunch encourages extreme over-indulgence in me so I typically overdo it to the point of getting all necessary calories plus some in the one meal. Nothing like eating to the point of misery then spending the next 12 hours or so simultaneously regretting and reveling in the meal you just had, haha.

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      1. Seems to me that if it's not till 1 p.m. it's no longer brunch, it's dinner, and so I'd eat breakfast. If the brunch were at 10 or 11, I'd probably have some kind of little snack earlier.

        1. i always found the brunch tradition really difficult. it doesn't work unless you just woke up, hungover or otherwise starving. i like to eat when i've just woken up though.

          1. Why can't you have a small breakfast and then go to brunch, just like you would for lunch? Unless you only eat two meals a day, brunch is at the same time as lunch, so...