We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I love a good diner breakfast (pancakes, bacon, fried eggs, hash browns with ketchup, white toast) about once a month, but I don't need it. It just makes me tired and useless. My trainer forces me to eat a hard-boiled egg after my morning work-out, so I do that.
Quote via reader:
"Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts."
Though Canadian, I lived and worked in the UK for several years. There I developed a fondness for the "Full English" breakfast or a plate of kippers.
But - along with a leisurely read through The Times and The Telegraph - that was pretty much reserved for Saturday mornings: during the week it was just too heavy for my early morning Tube commute.
I suppose my ideal regular breakfast wouldn't be considered too "healthy"either: fresh o.j., a couple of properly-made real croissants, blackcurrant jam and a few chunks of Swiss cheese. Maybe some good thick Greek yogourt (nothing thin with Aspartame in it, thanks).
Everybody needs something in their stomach after they wake up. It doesn't have to be a full breakfast, but something to let the body know "the fast is over".
Bodies which don't get the trigger begin to enter starvation mode.
I play tennis on Saturday mornings, and I didn't used to eat anything beforehand, but was shagged out by 11. I told people "I'm letting the body burn fat, because I have no carbs or anything in my stomach." My doctor explained that in starvation mode, the body burns muscle and saves fat, which leaves you tired. So it's good to eat something at breakfast just to keep your body informed.
Having a little protein will give you a boost. My stamina at tennis, since having 2 or 3 slices of cheese beforehand, has improved dramatically.
Yes, a large american breakfast is unnecessary. But something, however small, is useful.
If I didn't eat breakfast it would be really difficult to eat my four meals a day. Breakfast is my favorite meal and when we are traveling I love it when the restaurant we stop at serves breakfast for lunch and dinner meals. Two eggs over easy, toast, four bacon hash browns are OK if they are good and two pancakes. Biscuits and gravy instead of hash browns and toast is good too.
Isn't breakfast just the first meal of the day? I have mine around noon, waking up at about 5:30 am. On Saturdays though, my wife and kids have a big breakfast and I enjoy it too. I guess people would call that brunch because it's usually after 10:00. I just recently learned about the Full English and that sounds like a good Saturday breakfast.
Breakfast for dinner is the best.
I really, really miss having my Pall Mall 100s for breakfast first thing. I don't think I will ever completely stop thinking about them.
Study shows skipping breakfast is better than eating breakfast? No it doesn't. The study merely suggests that skipping breakfast is better than eating carbs for breakfast, and it's only one study. How about some follow-up studies re-testing the idea and also testing steak and egg or fruit and yogurt or Cheetos and beer breakfasts before we go drawing unwarranted conclusions?
This is my big complaint about the "new study shows" articles - many times the study doesn't actually prove what's claimed and nobody ever reports a year later that six follow-up studies have failed to confirm the first. And it's especially aggravating given that this very article even mentions the "relying on a single flawed study" problem even as its entire premise is built on a single flawed study!
I've been eating a small bowl of real cereal with OJ and a glass of milk five or so days a week since my Dad taught me to in the late '30s. Real cereal being shredded wheat, bran flakes etc. I've outlived most of those government scientists, if that means anything.