Posted by Ian
There was an article on today’s homepage defending the full English breakfast from charges of being bad for your health.
I rarely eat a full breakfast. I don’t know how it’s possible to have that much to eat first thing in the morning and not immediately feel so full up and jaded that you need to lie down again and go back to sleep. Hence I’ll only cook stuff occasionally, on a bank holiday or something, for a treat. And even then, because I’m a vegetarian, I’ll end up doing too much fried bread.
No, most days I just have one thing, such as a piece of toast or a yoghurt. Some of my colleagues, however, don’t even have that. They have nothing. Not one thing. Others prefer to eat their breakfast once they are at work. I don’t understand this either. How they can get so far through the day with nothing inside them? Don’t they need something to, well, break the fast of the night? Clearly not.
Previous generations advocated three hot meals a day. But that was before convenience foods and snacks and vending machines, and a nation where the majority of people spend the day slumped in front of a computer screen. Nonetheless breakfast is important and something you should do before you leave the house in the morning. It forces you to slow down and pause amidst scrabbling around trying to get ready for the day.
Next week: tea bags – one dunk or two?