what is breakfast? in General Board Posted August 7, 2008 I work some late nights as well and also often get up in late morning/early afternoon as a result. I still try to space out at least three mini meals, and definitely try to eat as soon as I get up - even if I don't feel famished, I know my body still is. But, I think it's a myth that breakfast has to be eggs, toast, etc. I say, eat whatever you are in the mood for at the time.