Hope you all have survived the first week of school.
I was so tired the second morning that I almost did not make it to breakfast. Sadly my mum nagged me so much that I did not have a choice.
Sibo! She said. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Whaaatttt? I am not even hungry yet at breakfast time. I have done nothing but sleep all night.
You’ve been fasting all night, she said. That’s where the name comes from – “Break Fast”. You must eat to have energy to manage for the rest of the day.
I yawned and staggered off to the breakfast table.
Okay – I’ll just have a piece of toast.
No ways – she smiled at me. You will have cereal, egg on toast and a piece of fruit!
I glared at her and she wagged her finger at me. No attitude from you missy! Eat your food.
Research shows that you can remember things better when you eat a decent breakfast. This is because the food restores glucose levels, an essential carbohydrate that is needed for our brains to function. I suppose that this is important so that we can remember what we learn at school.
Also – they say that if you eat breakfast as your biggest meal of the day – you are more likely to lose weight. Probably because then you are not always hungry and snacking on junk food all the time instead of eating a proper meal.
Not only does my mum make me eat breakfast, but she also makes me eat it at the table. Sitting properly too, not slouched all over the place. I’m not even allowed to have my elbows on the table to prop my head up.
She and Dad sit and eat breakfast with me. Dad tried reading his newspaper once and Mum gave him a very evil eye. No ways – she said. This is family chat time.
She’s always very chirpy in the mornings. Dad tends to answer with just one word. I don’t really think he’s such a morning person.
Must admit though – I do feel a bit more sprightly after eating breakfast – maybe it’s not such a bad idea after all. And remember how good eggs are for you – we’ve talked about that before.
Take time to eat and enjoy your breakfast people!