The knock-on advantages are many. One snacks less. One binges less. One feels fit and able. For those of you who are overweight, I would suggest that eating well – eating best – at breakfast will help you lose weight, for you will be satisfied at the beginning of the day. You will have more energy to exercise, and more will to do it. But what to eat?
The possibilities are endless: porridge, boiled eggs or scrambled, kedgeree or poached haddock, kippers, fruit, pastries and breads, cereals, cheeses and cold cuts. Mix it up, but be sure to feed yourself well. Once, or maybe twice a week, go all out with a Full English. It need not be overly greasy, if done properly, and will sustain you like nothing else. The ingredients, lest anyone should be in any doubt:
Bacon (streaky or back, preferably grilled, according to the English definition of that word).
Sausage (none of your cheap and nasty processed stuff, but something your butcher made. Grilled, for twenty minutes).
Eggs (however you like them. Poached is the healthiest way).
Kidneys (from whichever animal you prefer, and lightly fried).
Black pudding, if you can find it.
Fresh tomato (sliced in two and grilled).
Hot toast with butter and jam.
Some people like Heinz baked beans for good measure. Can’t say I disapprove. Wash it all down with a pot of English Breakfast tea, or, for the more refined approach, some Earl Grey.