Kick start your day with a good breakfast

No bread–day 2

on March 3, 2017


This looks pathetic, but tasted delicious. The egg was fried to perfection in unsalted butter, as was the grilled tomato. Really, a grilled tomato is one of the best things in the world. No English or Irish fry-up is complete without it. For years, until their cuisines were improved by new chefs with an interest in quality ingredients and a wider variety of techniques, the only thing worth eating on a trip to either exquisitely beautiful country was breakfast.

Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath reinforced my own doctor’s advice to consume less bread: “According to one expert, eating two pieces of whole wheat bread increases your blood sugar more than eating two tablespoons of pure sugar…. As one of the world’s leading researchers on obesity put it, the next time you consume buttered toast, consider that the butter may be healthier than the bread.”

Rath’s book is filled with safe, sensible¬†advice on nutrition, exercise, and what too many experts ignore–at our peril–how to sleep well. So, that’s my rant for this evening. Good night!

2 responses to “No bread–day 2

  1. Yes! The best way to avoid the bread is by filling up on something else that is absolutely fabulous. Your post makes me think of the movie Chocolat with Juliette Binoche. Remember the way the mayor used to gaze longingly at the bread and sweets? That would be me. Good luck and keep going. I always enjoy your posts.

  2. Beth Goehring says:

    Day 4 and I’m still at it! “Chocolat” is one of my favorite movies for the sight of Johnny Dep on the river, but also for the music. Django Reinhardt is beyond fabulous!

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