Do you eat breakfast? I used to have nothing more than a cup of tea. I found it very difficult to eat that early in the morning but over the years I’ve learned to make breakfast the one ‘meal’ to get right.
The healthiest meal of the day?
Breakfast literally means ‘breaking the fast’ after a good night’s sleep. Most people do not eat for up to 12 hours between the time they’ve had their evening meal to something on the morning of the the following day. During this time energy levels fall and so that first ‘meal’ is the most important as it supplies our bodies and brains with the necessary nutrients after a night’s sleep. Logically that makes sense to me and that’s why I make an effort to have more than a cuppa tea.
Does it make a difference to your weight?
Thankfully I don’t put on weight easily but some of my friends have noticed they did when they didn’t eat breakfast every day. This is because their bodies entered ‘starvation mode’. Their bodies were trying to conserve energy. This can reduce metabolism which in turn can cause an increase of 3kg a year. I’ve read similar ‘facts’ to this but I think everyone is different and what kick starts my metabolism might not be great for your’s! Read more breakfast facts.
The hardest meal of the day for me!
For me breakfast is definitely the hardest meal of the day. I’m not a morning person. I have to be really organised the evening before to make sure I eat something and my girls eat the right things too to fuel their little developing bodies and brains til break or lunchtime.
And sometimes cake!
Fruit features highly in my breakfasts
Whether it’s dried or fresh, I like to get a couple of portions out of the way in the morning. So when Helen at FussFreeFlavours blog asked me if I wanted to host her Breakfast Club Blog Hop one month, I thought the theme of fruit would be most apt.
What do you have to do?
To take part, simply make a breakfast encompassing fresh or dried fruit and write about it on your blog.
- Mention Breakfast Club in your post and use the logo above.
- Link to http://fussfreeflavours.com/breakfast-club and to this page.
- Add a link to your blog post in a comment below.
- If you tweet please tweet using #blogbreakfastclub. I’ll retweet any I see.
- If you do not have a blog send a photo and details to me : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Entries must be in by 30th September 2012.
A beautiful breakfast hamper for the winning entry
I’m supporting Better Breakfast Week this year which runs from 24th – 30th september. The lovely people behind the campaign have kindly donated a breakfast hamper for the winning entry. They will choose their favourite and send you the goodies directly :-)
So please enter and post lots of fruity inspiration for sleepy morning heads like me! Please also feel free to leave any breakfast tips or time saving advice :-)
- Dried Fruit – An Ancient Wonder
- Better Breakfast Week
- Homemade muesli, breakfast in a jar:)
- Breakfast Cereals – Friend or Foe?
- Fuss Free Flavours Breakfast Club