Saturday, February 6, 2016

Day 37-- Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal

I am a breakfast person. I eat breakfast every day. And it has to be substantial. Eggs, avocado toast, oatmeal... Cereal days are reserved for the days that my cupboards are bare and they seriously bum me out. My favorite breakfast is (left) poached eggs on top of avocado on top of toast drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper.
Something I learned very quickly when I started traveling is that not everyone values breakfast as highly as I do. I have spent several morning hours with hosts and photographers that don't even eat a single morsel of anything before lunch. Meanwhile, I am hanging out trying to quell my stomach growls that are only matched by my hangry nature. After my first full tour, I packed my luggage to the gills with breakfast bars and to go oatmeal cups. I WILL NEVER GO HUNGRY AGAIN.
(As I am typing this, my annoying husband is telling me to write something in my blog today about him. So here it is. Now quit bugging me baby)
When Trevor and I went to Italy for our honeymoon, we also learned quickly that Italians do not value breakfast the way we do. Rather, I do. Trevor thinks I am obsessed with breakfast to a fault. I think it is a human necessity. We spent our first 3 mornings in Rome with him drinking coffee and us both eating pastries. Which is fun and romantic. For about 3 days. By the 4th day, I would have strangled a small human for just one plate of scrambled eggs or a morsel of bacon. By the time we got to Florence, it was code red. We finally found a place in the most touristy square that had "America Breakfast" advertised outside. We got scrambled eggs, 2 slices of "bacon" (which in Europe is not REAL bacon... it is a thin, floppy, not crispy and not smoked piece of ham. IT'S HAM PEOPLE!!), a piece of toast, a sliver of strawberry and orange juice. Our bill was $70 American dollars.
I am a firm believer that breakfast is the key to kick starting a healthy metabolism. I believe that being 33 and still being svelte has a lot to do with my eating habits. I eat a good breakfast and then I eat small meals and snacks throughout the day.
But mostly I am a firm believer that breakfast is important for me to have if the people around me value their lives.

10 comments:

  1. Yes girl! I wake up pretty much every morning hungry. My body is ready to break the fast from the night before and eat something! I do not understand these, " Oh, I just need a cup of coffee" people. What? No. Get me some food. I actually remember that breakfast scene from your honeymoon video on YouTube. Didn't realize it cost you guys so much though.

    And don't worry, I got your back when it comes to breakfast when you're in town in October. And it won't cost us $70!

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    1. Hahah I know you've got my food back. Food back? That sounds weird. But you know what I mean.

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  2. Ive just started trying to eat breakfast. Im trying to be healthy and started going to the gym. I have Fibromyalgia so sometimes its hard but so far ive lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks. Is there an exercise you find helps burns calories better or certain foods that help?

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  3. I'm just gonna say that Italian bacon may have been crap, but don't judge all of the bacon in Europe just by that one bad one! Get a proper English or Irish fry up when in the UK or buy yourself some and cook it up - it is to die for! Living in Germany I feel your pain....they don't do proper bacon either waaaah

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    1. I bet you haven't ever had real American bacon! I tried it all over England, Ireland and Scottland and it was all gross floppy ham. Even stripy bacon... Still not American bacon!! It is a very different food here!

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  4. I used to hate breakfast when I was younger and now I can't live without it!!!! I love food but breakfast is so essential to my day! I live finding new places to eat breakfast and trying new foods. It's so much fun!!!

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  5. I agree. I loooove my breakfast. It's the most important meal for me.

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  6. I'm late commenting but it makes me stupid happy to read this. It seems like no one I come in contact with eats breakfast these days! I can't function without it and everyone knows it. Plus, breakfast food is the most delicious food. I could eat it for every meal of the day!

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  7. Good! I'm not the only out there who can't start without breakfast.

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