I can never decide whether or not to eat a large breakfast or maybe have a small breakfast and just eat a big lunch or dinner? I never feel really hungry when I wake up so I usually have something small and healthy, although there seems to be so much hysteria about food and trying to figure out what’s healthy and what’s not. Perhaps my only issue with eating healthy is being able to afford it. However, my food philosophy is just eating real food (without slaving over a hot stove for hours) that’s reasonably healthy and not over doing it. Eating right or eating at a particular time of the day does depend on your lifestyle and you might have no choice, for example, to eat late or when you get home from work or eating at irregular intervals.
So when should we eat more? I want to say breakfast but only because it’s easier to make or especially if you’re making it for family or friends and you don’t have to worry about any side dishes or desserts. One thing I do know is that eating breakfast helps to make you have a better day. Eating in the morning can help you to loose weight and can help lead to improved cognition and memory. Skipping breakfast, so the thinking goes, is that it increases hunger throughout the day. According to an article from King’s College London “There seems to be some truth in the saying ‘Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper’, however, this warrants further investigation.” Perhaps there is some truth to this adage but my problem is usually keeping hunger at bay even when I feel I am satisfied by eating breakfast. It’s not easy when you have a sudden craving for a bagel or doughnut or trying to resist the blooming scent of carby goodness wafting out from the front door of a coffee shop chasing you down the street on your way to work.
As I am writing this post there is a brownie in front of me and I know no matter how hard I try that I will not be able to resist temptation or perhaps I would feel better if I hid some spinach or broccoli inside? I still remember childhood commands of “Eat your vegetables!” from my parents and I am sure some of you have grown up around those words too. Why does this brownie make me feel so hungry? and why does food always seem to taste better when you’re hungry? Sometimes it seems like hunger is the Rodney Dangerfield of feelings “it gets no respect”. It’s time to eat!