Is a heavy breakfast unhealthy?

Is a heavy breakfast unhealthy?
A lot of times, I take my Eba and soup in the morning especially when I know I'II be having a long day.I'm not really a snack person.So I prefer having my fill at home before stepping out.

I continuously see this online of being unhealthy to eat heavy food in the morning, Anything eaten in the morning should be very light .I tend not to buy this idea.

what's your thought on this?

Comments

manmad
I haven't really researched this topic too much, but whenever I've read about spreading your meals during the day, everyone has always been saying that it's important to have at least 3 meals a day with a strong breakfast. People everywhere and not only online have been talking about how it is healthy to have breakfast as your biggest meal of the day. I understand them, because that's when you wake up and start the day, so you're going to need a big energy boost in order to be able to work normally. It can also boost your metabolism so that's a plus too. There are other benefits and I haven't really heard negative stuff about it.
Posted by manmad on 08-20-2017
yaorice
I think a larger breakfast isn't necessarily bad for you, but it highly depends on what it is that you're eating. If you're only eating heavy foods, then I'm not sure if that is very good weight-loss wise--however, I don't know if that means it's necessarily unhealthy. While I've heard before that it was really cereal companies pushing the "most important meal of the day" campaign, it is true that eating early in the morning starts your metabolism, and can help you lose weight later during the day. However, it definitely is really important to eat healthier foods, no matter how much of it you eat.
Posted by yaorice on 08-20-2017
Authord
I don’t think so, it’s not harmful if i may say, because i know of many medical practitioners that recommend eating heavy foods and big breakfast for those suffering form obesity and for those who wants to lose some weights . And researchers have found that eating a big breakfast of 700 calories promotes weight loss and reduces risks for diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. So if you are trying to shed a few extra pounds? Rather than obsessively tallying calories, you can achieve significant results simply by switching to a large breakfast rather than a big dinner,
Posted by Authord on 08-20-2017
gata montes
Even allowing for the fact that there is a huge difference between what could be regarded as a healthy breakfast and an unhealthy one.

Considering that the scientific and the medical community both agree that breakfast - is probably one of the most important meals of the day - as not only does it kick start the metabolism as well as provide energy until the next meal - but more importantly- as they do actually recommend - that everyone should try and eat breakfast or at least try and eat something even if its only a piece of fruit - particularly as recent research has shown that - eating breakfast helps to avoid such things as hypertension, elevated blood sugar levels, diabetes and is a great aid to weight loss too - I would carry on with what you’re doing as you're definitely on the right track.
Posted by gata montes on 08-20-2017
wiseagent
Breakfast is the first meal of the day and because of that I think a heavy diet is a bad choice. The chances of you feeling uncomfortable during the rest of the day are very high (and the types of discomfort can vary greatly from person to person).

I particularly always look for light foods (fruits, coffee, biscuits or juices... on most days).
Posted by wiseagent on 08-20-2017
Pixie
I don't think it is unhealthy. I normally take a heavy breakfast in the morning and found that this prevents me from snacking. In the past I used to skip breakfast and I was snacking a lot due to which I gained weight. However, I found that ever since I started taking a heavy breakfast I no more have those hunger pangs and this has enabled me to lose weight.
Posted by Pixie on 08-20-2017
Vatroslav
I think it is ok to have a good strong breakfast and then cut down on your intake during the rest of the day. You should be fine as long as you are not eating anything too greasy or sugary.
Posted by Vatroslav on 08-20-2017
kgord
It is usually advisable to eat more calories at breakfast and fewer throughout the course of the day. Of course that is not the way most people do it. Most people tend to do the opposite which reeks havoc with their waistline and their digestion at times too. I have read some articles where they say to eat a piece of cake for breakfast as opposed to later in the day.
Posted by kgord on 08-20-2017
this_free_spirit
I personally hadn't heard anything about not having a heavy breakfast, in fact I'd always heard that it's better to have your heavier meals earlier in the day, then for dinner to eat lighter. I think this is because throughout the day is when we are most active, so not only do we need the energy that food supplies, but we also burn off the calories from the food faster. Dinner is our last meal of the day, so we have less time to burn off those calories before becoming more sedentary during sleep. Though I know it's better to eat a larger breakfast, I just don't usually have the time or the hunger yet to do so. I try then to compromise by making lunch my bigger meal if I can, so that I can keep to a lighter dinner. In the end though, we all have different bodies and different metabolisms, so even though there are general health guidelines, I believe that if you are in tune to your body then it will let you know what it needs.
Posted by this_free_spirit on 08-20-2017
galegatling
Being the most important meal of the day, I also keep hearing about breakfast that it should be heavy if given the chance to have one. Unlike dinner where in you would sleep after, it isn't ideal to eat more. Breakfast however, would give you more hours to cover during the whole day, thus making your body exert more energy and burn more fats and cholesterol depending on your daily routine.
Posted by galegatling on 08-23-2017
Tania997
People always told me to have a very strong breakfast, because it will start your day and make you feel better. Of course, we're not talking about junk food or something that is bad for your system calorie wise, but a protein based breakfast which will start up the engine in your body and make you feel great.
Posted by Tania997 on 08-20-2017
muaaz.93
Well, there has been the latest research regarding this in journal Obesity, there’s more to weight loss than total calories: when you eat your calories matters, too.It seems the best formula for losing weight – and warding off type 2 diabetes and heart disease – is to breakfast like a king and dine like a pauper.This isn’t the first study to find a strong connection between meal timing and body weight.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 08-20-2017
vinaya
In most cases there will be 10-12 hours of gap between previous night dinner and next day breakfast. When there has been a long time since you take taken anything, the next meal should always be heavy to make you feel better. Therefore, your breakfast can be heavy. I don't think it is uhealthy to have a heavy breakfast. However, dinner should always be small.
Posted by vinaya on 08-20-2017
babyright
It depends on the kind of work that a person does. Heavy breakfast can become unhealthy if someone will not exhaust too much energy of the body e.g someone sitting in the office to check documents and sign papers will not need a heavy breakfast but a light one since he or she is not using too much energy. A person that does heavy work a lot daily like labourers e,g a digger, woodcutter will need a heavy breakfast since their work involves exhuasting alot of energy.
Posted by babyright on 08-20-2017
Marvadaum
Personally, I am a fan of heavy breakfasts. I like to eat some healthy source of fat to kickstart my metabolism. I like to eat white cheese or eggs so I can wake up my metabolism and burn more calories throughout the day. I don't think that's a bad thing at all as long as you exercise properly that is
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-20-2017
fishmonk
I am a fan of heavy breakfast only if you are sure that your subsequent activities can burn off calories took during this meal. Breakfast does fatten people. People who eat breakfast do not eat less at lunch so the calories they eat at breakfast will only add to their total calorie intake. The hormone, cortisol usually spikes in the morning. This means that there will be a high chance of insulin resistance happening. Insulin resistance is associated with higher risk of developing heart disease. Therefore, it is important to ensure that we take a breakfast which fit our needs instead of recklessly taking heavy breakfasts.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-20-2017
joey98
I prefer to eat heavy in the morning, cause I know I'm going to burn everything during the day, and I eat nothing unless I'm hungry. The unhealthy thing to do is eating between meals, and eating just before going to bed.
Posted by joey98 on 08-20-2017
ChelzBZD
I think that the morning is the best time to eat anything heavy, as you 'll have the entire day to burn it off. If you eat a heavy dinner before bed your body is going to have a more difficult time burning it off.
Posted by ChelzBZD on 08-20-2017
hermessantos
I think any kind of heavy food at any time of day can be detrimental to our health. Generally I usually eat light foods for breakfast, but its me eating heavy and greasy foods at any part of the day, I will definitely go wrong. In some countries, people have the habit of having a heavy diet for breakfast. I do not particularly think this is healthy, so I prefer to keep my diet with light foods always.
Posted by hermessantos on 08-20-2017
peachpurple
It depends on your eating habits and the culture of your community. For example, Muslims have rice and side dishes in the morning for breakfast, it is their culture. Chinese have steam buns or sweet cakes in the morning, quite heavy meal but chinese tea could do the job in filtering the fats and sweets. Indians have rotis with curries in the morning, fatty and full of flour, another heavy meal but they are accustomed to it. While the Americans have breads , muffins or American breakfast which are the healthier option. As for me, I am a Chinese, I consume toast bread with milk tea in the morning. I don't take rice or noodles because my stomach couldn't digest to much food in the morning. Some people can, some people cannot. However if you can poop out on the same day, I think it is even.
Posted by peachpurple on 08-21-2017
AlexHarris
It honestly depends on what kind of work you plan on doing or what you plan to do with the day. It's a fact that if you consume more calories than you use, you are going to store fat which could be considered unhealthy to some. I usually don't eat a particularly heavy breakfast but then again I don't do much in the way of physical work during the day so I don't need it much. Since you say that you don't really have snacks during the day I'm pretty sure it isn't affecting your health that much.
Posted by AlexHarris on 08-21-2017
Mehano
I don't think that eating a lot for breakfast is necessarily bad. It depends on each individual. I know some people who have to force themselves to even eat a toast but then others love to have a heavy, fancy breakfast. For me personally, breakfast is extremely important because I have noticed that if U skip it or don't eat too much, I snack a lot through the day because I feel hungry. Therefore having a heavy breakfast prevents me from eating too much food during the day. I don't think that it is unhealthy!
Posted by Mehano on 08-21-2017
rose thornes
The important meal of the day is breakfast and the one that you should never skip. I think its okey to eat heavy breakfast in the morning specially when you have active lifestyle and you should not worry about the calories because you have whole day to burn it. Its having heavy dinner I know that its unhealthy and make you fat since you dont have time to burn the calories and might having problem with digestion. You can eat heavy breakfast, moderate in lunch and less in dinner.
Posted by rose thornes on 08-21-2017
centurion
Breakfast and Launch is the 2 major food for every human. I heard from doctor that to take heavy food at early morning and at the launch also. At the time of sleep I mean at dinner I had been instructed from a doctor to take low food.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 08-21-2017
Vastor122
No! Basically eating heavy meals in breakfast is more acceptable compared to lunch and dinner. That's the most important meal throughout the entire day then you must tone down your food intake during dinner.
Posted by Vastor122 on 08-21-2017
JaiGuru
Nutrition is one of those topics you simply cannot get help from laymen with. If you have serious dietary concerns you need to talk to your doctor. There are just too many bloggers with more time than sense spewing all manner of pseudo scientific nonsense, ranging from the benignly misinformed to the dangerously ignorant. Having said all of that, I have always followed the "Breakfast like a king, luncheon like a commoner, sup like a pauper." rule and I can't say it's caused me any trouble that I'm aware of.
Posted by JaiGuru on 08-21-2017
overcast
I won't say unhealthy. But it seems like the breakfast may affect your productivity and work flow. That seems to be the case for many of us who want to have more control over the health. You can see that breakfast often is going to be light and you may run out of the energy in the morning. And in that case it'd be reasonable for you to eat more. And then take light lunch. That is something for sure.
Posted by overcast on 08-21-2017
giovanniiiii
I do not see how taking heavy meals during the morning can be unhealthy when in fact it's the meal that helps everyone be ready for the day. I haven't had any issues with taking heavy breakfasts and people here in our country always eat a lot of rice for breakfast. I would suggest that heavy breakfasts be taken before 8 AM though in order to be ready again when lunch comes.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-21-2017
zheh
I always eat heavy breakfast. And i don't think there's a problem with it. Specially if your on a diet. They say it's ok to eat heavy breakfast because we have a full day to burn it and just don't eat heavy dinner. So I eat heavy breakfast and control what i eat during lunch and dinner. Specially on consuming carbo, like rice. And i think it's working because i'm losing weight while not starving myself.
Posted by zheh on 08-21-2017
yemzy
Heavy breakfast in my opinion makes me drowsy and weak.Most will want to take something heavy in the morning especially when you have little or no chance for another meal till dinner.If i am to judge by little survey I did,Heavy breakfast are not that healthy and also promotes unproductivity.The body will be heavy and sleep comes naturally.Heavy meals a best left for lunch.
Posted by yemzy on 08-21-2017
yemzy
Heavy breakfast in my opinion makes me drowsy and weak.Most will want to take something heavy in the morning especially when you have little or no chance for another meal till dinner.If i am to judge by little survey I did,Heavy breakfast are not that healthy and also promotes unproductivity.The body will be heavy and sleep comes naturally.Heavy meals a best left for lunch.
Posted by yemzy on 08-21-2017
BigDreamer
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! We've all been told this so we might as well make it a good big meal. I love having a big breakfast of eggs bacon, toast and grits. I wake up hungry so I usually eat as soon as I wake up.
Posted by BigDreamer on 08-21-2017
Anonymous
I have always been overweight and I recently (3 months ago aproximately) started the LCHF diet/lifestyle. I eat a big breakfast in the morning, but it's true that I usually only eat twice a day. For breakfast I usually have 3 eggs, sliced avocado and 4 stripes of fried bacon. A lot of fat, I know :D In the last three months I've lost almost 15 pounds and I haven't made any significant changes to my daily activities (I have a pretty sedetary lifestyle, spending most of the time behind a computer). So I think there's nothing wrong with having a big breakfast:) I do not feel sluggish, quite the opposite - I have a lot of energy in the morning.
Posted by Anonymous on 08-21-2017
Pink_Turtle
I love having a heavy breakfast especially if I know it's going to be a long day. sometimes when I have to work in the hospital, I take my breakfast at 6 am and end up not eating anything at all ultil 3 pm so that's why I'm a fan of having a heavy meals in the morning. When I'm there I just don't know when my next meal is going to be so being prepared with a high calorie breakfast can be a life saver for me. The ideal thing would be to eat 5 times a day in small portions but some lifestyles don't allow that...
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 08-21-2017
DanoCath
According to study, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. So I strongly believe that heavy breakfast is not unhealthy as long as you know how to take good care of your body and you do regular exercise. Food is our only source of energy so we need to eat in order to get on the day.
Posted by DanoCath on 08-21-2017
cubo
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and nutritionists say it. But, eating a heavy breakfast doesn't mean that you are eating well. If you are going to have a busy day and you know that you are going to spend a lot of hours without eating until the lunch, your breakfast needs to be a complete meal, it has to have protein, carbohydrate, fruit and vegetable in good portions and of course, you can't forget water.
Posted by cubo on 08-21-2017
wallet
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should try to eat something light, butter with milk, cheese with tomatoes, something easy will give you a lot of energy. Have you tried to eat something easy in the morning? Try this for a few days and you will see that your energy will rise and you will feel much better in comparison with what you eat now.
Posted by wallet on 08-21-2017
JoeMilford
Unless you are about to go out and work on the farm and burn off 10,000 calories, there is no reason to eat some huge heavy breakfast. They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why should you inject tons of eggs, bacon, and cholesterol into your veins the minute that you wake up? If you could actually utilize these calories, then that would be great; however, I think that a heavy breakfast really negatively impacts on'e metabolism. Whenever I do eat some giant breakfast, at an IHOP or a Waffle House, all I want to do afterwards is take a long nap.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-21-2017
felabruno
I've heard many times that having a good (and sort of heavy) breakfast is not bad if you're going to have a very busy day as it's gonna help you to keep your energy up in case you don't have much time to sit and have a proper meal in hours. I've heard many times that people should eat a very good breakfast, a medium lunch and a light dinner and that it is the best way to keep a balance in your weight and health. If you have doubts, it's better to consult a nutritionist.
Posted by felabruno on 08-21-2017
Scarlet
Morning is the important meal of the day according to the nutritionist. It's where we need to eat heavy because we need to get energy for the whole day to work. There's nothing wrong in eating a heavy meal in the morning since we are burning the calorie of it by working whole day.
Posted by Scarlet on 08-22-2017
Alexa
A big breakfast is better as you have all day to burn up the energy and need more energy anyhow at the start of the day. It should have protein though and not all carbs otherwise it will feel heavy. People who skip breakfast usually snack more, smoke, or end up fainting or being light headed by lunchtime. It does also depend on what you are doing, whether it's a manual job or not, and how long your shift is. Those on long shifts should eat more especially if they won't have a break until later.
Posted by Alexa on 08-22-2017
Corzhens
In our culture, a heavy breakfast is important because it gives us the energy to do our work. In fact, old folks eat rice in the morning as a way of having a heavy breakfast. Most laboeres wouldn't survive on bread for breakfast because they would easily get hungry. And now, it is the instant noodles that is the craze because it is heavy to the stomach.
Posted by Corzhens on 08-22-2017
galegatling
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - or so they say. So it's just necessary that a person should always eat their breakfast no matter what the circumstances are. And if ever you get the chance to eat, make the most of it! Sometimes we get too busy in work or whatever it is, we forget to eat lunch and even if we do, it would be smaller since we are sometimes in a hurry. Snacks also is a must but break fast is really the way to go.
Posted by galegatling on 08-22-2017
Denis_P
I think it really depends on what you mean by "heavy." If you mean fatty foods, dense in saturated fats, then those are never a good choice and should be avoided as much as possible. That being said, there is absolutely nothing wrong with eating a big breakfast. The saying goes, "Eat like a king in the morning, a prince in the afternoon, and a peasant at night." The first meal of the day should always be the biggest and the rest of your meals should act as supplements. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it lays the foundation.
Posted by Denis_P on 08-23-2017
pizzalover
I think if you eat a big breakfast that consists of bacon, sausage, fried eggs and fried potatoes, you'll probably feel full for several hours, but you'll also consume too much-saturated fat and sodium for the meal to be considered healthy. The fact that eating a big breakfast can have positive effects on your health doesn't give you license to abandon healthy eating principles and eat whatever you want because bacon and pastries are not good for your health, You should eat whole grains, such as whole-wheat toast or a whole grain bagel. Also, you should eat fruits and natural juices.
Posted by pizzalover on 08-23-2017
rogel
I strongly disagree that eating heavy breakfast is consider unhealthy. Before you go to work you need enough energy to do a lot of responsibility with your job. Your body needs enough food and your body burned that food you take and turn it to energy. If you eat less than your body needs or skip breakfast meal your health is at risk. So better get a plate and eat nutritious food to start your day with enthusiasm and active body system.
Posted by rogel on 08-24-2017
Jo-Anne Saribay
It's fine! I always think the meal thing is backward anyway. You know, little breakfast, medium lunch, and big supper. Why is the big meal the last meal before you go to bed? Now that's heavy!! I think it's good to start your day with a bigger portion (or whatever) it is the most important meal of the day after all. And you have the rest of the day to work it off. I'd rather eat heavy for breakfast knowing I can burn it off with my activities during the day rather than sleep on a full stomach. btw I like oatmeal for dinner, go figure ;-)
Posted by Jo-Anne Saribay on 08-24-2017
cmoneyspinner
My first thought is: What is Eba? (O.o)

My next thought is that I think it really depends on the type of work you do and how many calories you will be burning doing that work and how long before you get to eat your next meal after having breakfast.

There are some people who do really hard and strenuous work. They need a hearty, healthy, heavy breakfast to get them started and to take them through their work day.

Whereas I have had a desk job for most of my life. You don't burn a lot of calories sitting at a desk. Whenever I ate a big breakfast, my lunch was very light or I even skipped lunch.

I used to eat breakfast all the time. Now I don't eat it at all. I just don't have any appetite when I wake up. Maybe it's just my age but my eating habits have changed a lot from when I was younger.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-25-2017
ballyhara
There's a saying that goes like this: have breakfast as a king, lunch as a prince, and dinner as a homeless. You are supposed to eat very good in the morning, specially proteins and carbos. This is the first meal of the day, you are supposed to get the energy you will be burning after 8 hours sleeping. Make sure to get eggs, dairies, whole grain bread and fruits, and try to get them low fat. If you can't eat properly at this time of the day, or if you are speedy, make at least a shake full of proteins and fiber.
Posted by ballyhara on 08-30-2017
tophew
i don't think so. for my opinion its okay to eat a lot on break fast because you break the fast and your tummy is hungry so you can eat a lot. maybe if you it unhealthy food everyday can lead to unhealthy life style but if you balance it like eating vegetables fish and some fruits to eat its okay for me to eat many food. just know your limit.
Posted by tophew on 09-01-2017
Heatman
I don't think so. Heavy breakfast is not unhealthy in my own personal opinion. I think ones body determines the best kind of breakfast he or she requires to take. If ones body system absorbs and digests food easily and faster, I don't see anything unhealthy and wrong in taking heavy breakfast.

Also the nature of one's job determine if a heavy breakfast is needed or a light breakfast. If someone works a hard and tedious work for instance mine workers, site men, construction workers, I believe heavy breakfast is more encouraging for them because a light food won't do them any good in the morning.
Posted by Heatman on 09-01-2017
Barida
I also do not see anything wrong in eating a heavy food in the morning as long as the meal is prepared well and healthy to the body as well. What many have not come realize is that everybody systems are not the same and that a heavy food is causing issues for one person does not make it possible that it is going to affect the other person. However, you need to be careful and sure of the type of work that you do when deciding to take heavy foods in the morning, for in some cases, that might result in feeling dizzy at work and not being on the alert.
Posted by Barida on 09-18-2017
honeybabe
I think it is not bad to eat heavy breakfast . A big breakfast can help satisfy your hunger and keep you feeling full for the whole morning. If you do this every day, you'll probably end up consuming fewer calories, which can translate to weight loss. This occurs because your stomach stays full so you're not tempted to eat high calorie snacks to keep you satisfied until lunch time. When your body gets enough nutrition, your mood tends to be better. This is one of the benefits of eating a heavy breakfast. I also do it heavy breakfast.
Posted by honeybabe on 09-21-2017
Marvadaum
It is as they say the breakfast is the most important meal of the day. As such starting off with a healthy ammount of callories is not a bad thing as long as you can burn them off in the long run of course
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-21-2017
jyy
I don't see why a strong breakfast would be unhealthy - in many cases. I mean, obviously, if you're loading up on cholesterol, sugary coffee, and cooking with hog fat (lard), then you could be asking for health problems - assuming your genetics can't handle it and/or you don't exercise. Therefore, I think it's a personal thing. In fact, you should consult your doctor on the matter and maybe browse some credible health websites.
Posted by jyy on 10-11-2017
Wubwub
I don't think so. It just depends on the person, in my opinion. For someone who will remain very active throughout the day, it will not matter much. I think there is not much difference as long as you stick to the daily caloric intake allowable for each person and are conscious enough to burn any excess off. I don't believe in most of these types of so called rules and I think a lot of them are just myths.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-11-2017
ColdFlameChris
I think it's okay to have a heavy breakfast since our body needs lots of nutrition to start up the day and boost us in whatever we need to get started. I think I've seen an article where it says that it's okay to eat heavy breakfast or eat a lot in the morning and then, lessen and lessen until you only eat little in dinner. I'm not a breakfast type of person and I don't mostly eat breakfast in the morning. It takes hours before I get my appetite back and by that time comes, it's lunchtime.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 11-08-2017
ballyhara
A heavy meal is not healthy, doesn't matter which one is it. Of course, a breakfast should be a very well loaded one, because it's the first meal of the day, and you need full energy to go to work and start up. But loaded doesn't mean heavy, and obviously unhealthy either. Is not like you're going to eat a lot of fat, sugar, junk food, because you will be doing the opposite, you will be making your body heavy and lazy. Eat proteins and carbs, because those will give you energy enough to keep you satisfied, and you won't feel hungry and starving during the day.
Posted by ballyhara on 02-02-2018
hermessantos
I believe that heavy food is not suitable for any time of day, including breakfast. I believe that breakfast should be a good meal, but this can not be confused with a heavy diet. I believe that the correct thing is to eat with fruits, cereals, paes, milk, juice, coffee, among other typical foods.
Posted by hermessantos on 02-06-2018
lovely
I asked this question because I just wanted to be sure I wasn't going against any health records and from the responses here it seems there's no big deal if one eat heavy meals in the morning but the snag is just the disturbing nature of eating heavily in the morning because of such drawbacks like drowsiness, laziness, and sluggishness which I totally agreed, one can function as optimum with heaviness of the body.
Posted by lovely on 02-09-2018