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Traditional Swiss breakfast is a cigarette and a red bull consumed on the go to/from a tram/train stop.
Sunny Delight in Scotland.
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Old 11.07.2021, 22:33
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It's NOT toast 'made in butter in the pan'; slices of bread are fried in either beef dripping or (if the cook doesn't have any) in bacon fat.
I did mean fried. And thanks for the correction, it tastes great is all I know.
When I made it I did do it in the bacon fat actually. Lucky strike then.
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What is a proper breakfast to you?
Coffee!

And a boiled egg or a bit of feta cheese with a tiny slice of pumpernickel, plus a small tomato or a piece of fruit. Always some proteins in the morning. And some more coffee.
Years ago it was just cereals with milk or porridge for me, but I have noticed I feel much better having less in volume and carbohydrates but higher in protein content.
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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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People who take any sort of exercise?
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Old 12.07.2021, 09:05
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Re: Breakfast

I remember Suisse family here being surprised I’d eat an omelette for breakfast, little did I know this was often a principal dish for lunch/dinner here

Now I only rarely have it for breakfast opting for steel cut oats
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I remember Suisse family here being surprised I’d eat an omelette for breakfast, little did I know this was often a principal dish for lunch/dinner here

Now I only rarely have it for breakfast opting for steel cut oats
Yeah, but they have muesli for dinner!
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I remember Suisse family here being surprised I’d eat an omelette for breakfast, little did I know this was often a principal dish for lunch/dinner here

Now I only rarely have it for breakfast opting for steel cut oats
Same here where I am from. Omelette for dinner. But also warm chocolatey and buttery oatmeal. Or pasta with sugar and ground poppy seeds.

While we have thick soups or sausages for breakfast or afternoon snacks.

Best breakfast is Icelandic - raw fish and fish oil. Breakfast of champions.

I am also not sure about how necessary breakfast is, many people I know who swear by it are actually over-weight.
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Coffee!

And a boiled egg or a bit of feta cheese with a tiny slice of pumpernickel, plus a small tomato or a piece of fruit. Always some proteins in the morning. And some more coffee.
Years ago it was just cereals with milk or porridge for me, but I have noticed I feel much better having less in volume and carbohydrates but higher in protein content.
Ergh! Can’t stomach coffee before 10am.

I tend to go for protein rather than carbs for breakfast too. Scrambled or boiled eggs, plain yoghurt with fruit, maybe some cottage cheese or sometimes porridge.

I’m curious as to what constitutes a ‘proper’ breakfast for the poster who insists that an English breakfast is the worst thing ever. He seems very reluctant to enlighten us.
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Old 12.07.2021, 10:09
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I am also not sure about how necessary breakfast is, many people I know who swear by it are actually over-weight.
I for one do not eat breakfast to stop putting on weight.
I eat breakfast because I haven't eaten for something like ten hours and I'm hungry.

Sure, it's not 'necessary'. I've gone without food for 24 hours before a few times and I'm still here.

If I had to drop one meal a day, it wouldn't be breakfast.

People are overweight for many reasons. Eating or not eating a light breakfast has probably got little or nothing to do with it.
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Ergh! Can’t stomach coffee before 10am.

I tend to go for protein rather than crabs for breakfast too.
The trouble with crabs for breakfast is that it takes too long - all that shell-cracking and getting the meat out of the claws...
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Old 12.07.2021, 10:14
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I am going to go forage for some seaweed now. You guys made me hungry.
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The trouble with crabs for breakfast is that it takes too long - all that shell-cracking and getting the meat out of the claws...
Tell me about it. It’s much quicker to crack an egg.

Fixed the typo now.
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Old 12.07.2021, 10:22
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I was just talking about this with somebody recently.
The Upper Deck is one of the only places in Switzerland, where you can get scrambled eggs early in the morning. They don't offer breakfast at the moment due to Covid opening hours but as restrictions are seemingly dwindling, they should be back to normal operating hours within a foreseeable time frame.
Here's the link: https://upperdeck-zrh.ch/
I always thought that they should call their burger the "Upper Decker"
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I for one do not eat breakfast to stop putting on weight.
I eat breakfast because I haven't eaten for something like ten hours and I'm hungry.

Sure, it's not 'necessary'. I've gone without food for 24 hours before a few times and I'm still here.

If I had to drop one meal a day, it wouldn't be breakfast.

People are overweight for many reasons. Eating or not eating a light breakfast has probably got little or nothing to do with it.
I'm rarely very hungry in the morning but I eat something (even a few bites) because I was taught that way. When i was in primary school I always found a plate with my breakfast on the kitchen table, if my mom or dad made time to prepare two plates for us before they left for office it was a sure thing (for us) that breakfast is important. So this is a habit and a form of self-discipline more than anything for me. You don't have time? Make time.
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Same here where I am from. Omelette for dinner. But also warm chocolatey and buttery oatmeal. Or pasta with sugar and ground poppy seeds.

While we have thick soups or sausages for breakfast or afternoon snacks.

Best breakfast is Icelandic - raw fish and fish oil. Breakfast of champions.

I am also not sure about how necessary breakfast is, many people I know who swear by it are actually over-weight.
The Icelandic breakfast sounds amazing. Sashimi of bluefin tuna belly has to be high up on the list of top breakfasts. Rather than the breakfast of champions, I opt for the breakfast of kings - steak and eggs. A medium rare fatty rib eye with some fried eggs and perhaps sautéed mushrooms. I used to eat this almost every day. Now it’s mainly just eggs, lots of eggs! And sometimes wild smoked salmon
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Re: Breakfast

We've been listening to Big Sugar for far too long. A breakfast full of Carbohydrates is not the best thing for our body.

Breads, cereals (engorged with Sugar), with or without added sugar just sends our Blood sugar soaring. (I am a T1 diabetic and have a continuous glucose monitor. A typical croissant/gipfili sends my BS soaring. An egg and bacon doesn't)

A good breakfast is proteins and, yes, fats.
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The Icelandic breakfast sounds amazing. Sashimi of bluefin tuna belly has to be high up on the list of top breakfasts. Rather than the breakfast of champions, I opt for the breakfast of kings - steak and eggs. A medium rare fatty rib eye with some fried eggs and perhaps sautéed mushrooms. I used to eat this almost every day. Now it’s mainly just eggs, lots of eggs! And sometimes wild smoked salmon
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Mushrooms sautéed on butter and carroway seeds, crabcakes and sherry flambéed bacon and fried brussel sprouts, ah. Steaks are hard to chew but if one doesn't want early dentures, I guess we gotsa. Protein is always good, though Alzheimer and cognition research warns against greasy animal protein. But then one works it out in the gym I think. Make baby neurons

Where is my fish!
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We've been listening to Big Sugar for far too long. A breakfast full of Carbohydrates is not the best thing for our body.

Breads, cereals (engorged with Sugar), with or without added sugar just sends our Blood sugar soaring. (I am a T1 diabetic and have a continuous glucose monitor. A typical croissant/gipfili sends my BS soaring. An egg and bacon doesn't)

A good breakfast is proteins and, yes, fats.
Bang on. Fat will mitigate the rise in blood sugar when consumed with carbs. However, people need to earn their carbs in my book. I find minimal carbs through the day helps maintain mental clarity and focus. Carbs in the evening supports serotonin production and can aid with restful sleep. After lifting some heavy weights of course
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Re: Breakfast

Cold winter mornings when it's all gloomy and sad outside, I like a traditional japanese breakfast, warm miso soup, steamy bowl of rice, fish, leftover tamagoyaki, pickled daikon...

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all other weather conditions, just coffee.
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I actually think breakfast just like sex is > overrated Too much of hassle if we really look at it
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