“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”
How many times have you heard or read that statement? Countless, I’m sure. And that pronouncement isn’t going away anytime soon, because, according to innumerable medical and nutritional experts, it’s true. Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. I won’t bore you with all of the details, but studies indicate that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have concentration, metabolism and weight problems. Not on my watch!
You can skimp on lunch or dinner, but don’t turn a blind eye to breakfast. Next to a nice shower, it’s the best way to jump-start the morning.
I have family, friends and friends-of-friends back in the U-S-of-A who simply blow off breakfast claiming, “I’m not hungry so early in the morning.” They just throw something into a to-go cup, rush out the door and merge into the crowd and make their way to work or wherever their day begins.
For me, as soon as I wake up and my feet hit the bedroom floor, I’m hungry. I don’t give it much thought on how to remedy my morning food craving, as more often than not I pretty much have the same Italian-style prima colazione (breakfast) day in, day out. I used to enjoy big American-style breakfasts – eggs, bacon, toast, pancakes, etc. – but now I’ve adjusted my morning ritual to a modified continental to get my “Vespa” running. It’s what I routinely throw together after I throw on my sweats.
Care to BREAK the FAST with me?
©The Palladian Traveler