“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”
– A.A. Milne
As every well-adjusted person knows, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I use the term “well adjusted” very liberally here because, for me, anyone who can wake up and function like a normal human being before feeding themselves something of substance quite simply is not normal.
I am one of those people who plans her breakfast before her outfit in the mornings. Ok wait, no, ‘I must not tell lies’… I go to bed thinking about my breakfast the next day. I don’t really need to set an alarm clock either, because my stomach often does the job for me with some stern words, which I imagine would loosely translate into ‘Feed me… now… B*tch.”. My parents completely ruined any chance of me being one of those people who are able to just grab an apple on the run for breakfast. From an early age, in fact as long as I can remember, I woke up to a fully set breakfast table, complete with fruit salad and the (now infamous to those who know me) Vieira cheese box.
Breakfast needs to be as balanced as possible in terms of nutritional content – this means a good balance of carbs (yes.. shock, horror, carbs… but only the right ones), protein, and healthy fats. The better balanced your breakfast is, the less likely you are to have irrational, irresistible cravings later on in the day. If you are anything like me, then please comment here so I know I am not alone ( just kidding ). If you are a fan of fruit, mad about muesli or get excited about eggs then this is the place for you… If not, then you might just be reading the wrong blog.