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Jan 10, 2014 08:44 PM

After you wake in the morning when do you become hungry ?

For me I have my coffee when I wake. I'm not hungry for at least a couple hours or more .Some people I know are starving when they wake. I know it's probably better to eat something. And you ?

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  1. When I was a kid, I had to eat within half an hour of waking. Like I would feel weak and foggy if I didn't. Mom would stop at the bakery on the corner for me to grab something on the way to school.

    As a teen, I rarely (if ever) ate breakfast. Mid-morning at school, I'd grab a few hot chocolate chip cookies from the cafeteria and a Cherry Pepsi (wtf, I know).

    As an adult, I'm like you. Need my espresso ASAP. I'll sip on that sometimes for a couple hours. Breakfast doesn't occur until a few hours after waking, and even then, it's more to maintain some sense of normalcy rather than actual hunger.

    1. I am never hungry upon awakening (regardless of the time of day). It takes a few hours and several glases of water before I can even think abiut food.

      1. On a workday... 3 or 4 hours.
        On weekends...90 minutes.
        In either case, 15 minutes till I need black coffee

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        1. re: sal_acid

          I couldn't agree more. That's exactly how I react to the first meal of the day.

        2. I am hungry for protein when I wake and need some within a half hour. If I have a couple of spoons full of cottage cheese or a few almonds.I can then wait another couple of hours before a full breakfast

          1. It is said that people who snack later in the evening tend to be less hungry when they wake up. Makes sense. I generally am hungry within a half hour of waking.

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            1. re: zackly

              Me too, within a half hour or immediately.

              1. re: zackly

                I rarely snack and don't get hungry till about four hours after waking.