Breakfast. Morning food. They call it the most important meal of the day and I would wholeheartedly agree. I’m no expert, but I think the best piece of advice for anyone trying to lose weight is to eat big breakfasts. The second best advice is to make those breakfast high in protein.
This really is the diet equivalent of a 50% sale at your favourite shop. Eat more and lose weight.
The science is that protein fills you up for longer and that eating more rather than less kick starts your metabolism for the day. There were times when I would skip breakfast and my body would learn to deal with it, but it’s not something I would ever do now.
During the week breakfast is rushed, getting the kids to school feeding them with the lowest sugar cereal they will tolerate. While they are munching on that I’ve got a window of 3-4 minutes to prepare my breakfast. I’m a creature of habit and I’m very loyal. I’m very loyal to my friends and my family and I extend the same virtue towards my breakfast.
Every day I eat 3 fried eggs and porridge with blueberries. Its high protein and seems to fill me up as long as I need it too. I understand eggs are packed with essential nutrients; I guess any newly born chick could vouch for that. The porridge contains complex carbs and the blueberries antioxidants to keep my skin fresh or whatever. As they say at L’Oreal – ‘It’s because I’m worth it‘ . It’s a super quick, nutritious and filling meal and I smile with the knowledge that it’s also keeping me trim!
The 4 minute preparation looks like this.
Frying pan – on.
Half a spoon of oil in.
Then eggs in.
Let them do their thing whilst pouring porridge oats into a bowl, straight into the microwave for 2 minutes exactly.
Return to eggs and use a spoon to smooth over any uncooked whites from the surface of the eggs to speed up the cooking.
Pour the tempting looking blueberries into the porridge, stir and leave them for half a minute to soften in the steaming oats.
Plate up the eggs and away you go.
If that takes you more than 4 minutes, then try harder next time!
One word on eggs. Always buy the best ones you can. We always try and eat organic where possible and there hasn’t been a battery hen egg in our house for several years now. The organic yolks are a deep yellow and the flavour is on a different scale. If you can get locally laid eggs from a small landowner than hallelujah! You’re in for a treat!
Weekends are an altogether different affair. Beata takes the opportunity to make delicious pancakes or waffles and sometimes bacon and other items from Full English Breakfast menu. Breakfast often becomes brunch and we take the opportunity to spend more time over the most important meal of the day.