As the new year approaches, many of us will make resolutions to cast off our unhealthy habits and live better, more productive lives. We won’t eat fast food in 2014. We will go to the gym three times a week. We will lose 30 pounds. We will be nice to everyone, damn it, even if it kills us.
Perhaps we should start with a simpler, more realistic goal, like resolving to eat a good breakfast every morning. Provided you have a box of whole grain cereal in the cupboard, it’s an easy resolution to keep, which more than fulfills its role as a worthy New Year’s resolution.
Much has been written about the importance of eating breakfast. Breakfast gives you energy to start the day. Breakfast makes you smarter. People who eat breakfast tend to be leaner. But the best reason for sitting down to a morning meal? Winnie the Pooh said it himself: it’s exciting!
That’s enough for me. I was already a breakfast aficionado, but I hereby resolve to eat breakfast every morning in 2014 with the following provisos: no donuts. No cookies that disguise themselves as “healthy” granola bars. No hollandaise on my eggs benedict. No biscuits and gravy and no bacon.
Doesn’t sound all that difficult, and it sure beats being nice.