How the Tudors Invented Breakfast

In the Middle Ages, the nation that was to give the world the full English widely skipped breakfast. Yet, by 1600, a culinary non-entity had become a key part of our daily routine. Why the change? Ian Mortimer investigates.

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You’ll find out the different between “dinner” and “supper”, at least as they originally were.  The article doesn’t mention the Continental breakfast, but you can see the evolution from the “travellers breakfast”.

11 Ways to Eat More Healthy – Without Ruining your Life

“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not,” Mark Twain once wrote, predating the concerns of a generation of 5:2 dieters by a good century. It’s a common fear: that any attempt to eat better means somehow downgrading your quality of life, spending hours cramming steamed chicken into endless Tupperware containers and maybe – just maybe – never being able to have a Belgian bun again. But that’s not really true. You can improve your diet without sacrificing everything you hold dear.

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First time I’ve seen it suggested to eat more butter.  So much for the lactose intolerant…

They suggest getting a slow cooker, but no recipes.  I’ve yet to encounter something I’d need one for, myself.  Most of my stuff is a couple of sides/garnish (navy beans, mashed sweet potato, sauteed mushroom & onion…) I can use throughout the week with a variety of combinations (cod, salmon, steak, eggs).  This way I can have something prepared quickly after training and it’s late.

Most diets boil down to: eat more vegetables®

5 Reasons to Skip Breakfast?

The belief that we won’t have our get-up-and-go unless we down our Cheerios has turned the concept of eating upon rising into a die-hard dietary rule. Original research on whether breakfast made an impact on health did find that healthier people ate breakfast. But data, as we know, doesn’t always tell the whole story.

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Everybody is different, figure out what works for you.  I eat when I’m hungry, or preparing for activity.  Paying attention to the glycemic index can help with the insulin factor the article mentions, rather then abstaining.  Likewise, eating less carbs doesn’t mean not having any breakfast at all – low fat trumps low carb diets.