The Original Full English: Breakfast For A Caveman


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Having travelled to one or two far off lands I can honestly say not just as an Englishman but also as someone extremely keen on personal well being and that of others. That the original English breakfast is one of the best in the world, but what if we made it healthy too, what if we made it a paleo diet breakfast (what is paleo?).

That was until influences from other countries and the processed food industry messed it up, with croissants, pastries, hash browns, beans and even heaven forbid potato chips.  All of which are going to send blood sugar through the roof, lay down fat tissue and generally make you feel crap an hour or so later.

Steer well clear of simple or refined carbohydrate at breakfast, that includes any vegetable cooking oil, sunflower cooking oil, margarines, bread/toast and especially fruit juices which are particularly disruptive to the body chemistry.

Go instead for bacon, eggs (free range), sausage (gluten free), mushroom, liver, belly pork, black pudding, few almonds and maybe a small tomato  all cooked in either coconut oil or ghee or some animal fat or butter.  Still hungry? finish off with cheese and Almond cookies, but of course don’t forget the Tea or Coffee.

Remember paleo works, so for weight loss good health and longevity:

Increase saturated animal fats and reduce carb’s not calories!

Breakfast has always been the largest and finest meal of the day as we ought to be waking hungry and keen after our fast. As the old proverb goes:

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner/supper like a pauper. 

A way of life  we would all do well to practice…enjoy real food as nature not scientists intended.

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Posted on November 10, 2011, in Caveman Diet, Good fat bad fat, Paleo Diet, Stoneage Diet and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. PaleoWorks,

    Many thanks for this post titled The Original Full English: Breakfast For A Caveman …. It so happens that recently I just had been discussing with friends and neighbors relating to this subject and for the most part All of us agree with the fact as to what you happen to be actually saying. I have been talking about this particular issue a good deal not too long ago together with my buddies thus with some luck , this will help us make my position.

    I would like to make a request and that is that it would be great if you could go into a bit more detail. Or maybe you can actually point us to a couple of additional web sites where we are able to get more information.

    By the way, I am wondering if you have come across anything with regards to MUFAs (Mono Unsaturated Fatty Acids). If so then could you please put up a write-up regarding it?

  2. There are many weight control recipes that not only help you lose weight but also taste great too. The trick to eating healthy is to eat smaller portions and use less fat when cooking.

    Controlling your weight through food is not hard but it does take some practice and getting used to.

  3. Ah yes, I did consider mentioning other traditional alternatives but as the title referred to ‘Full English’ decided to stick with that. However as you rightly point out smoked herring(kippers) are indeed a traditional breakfast along with smoked salmon and a personal favourite poached haddock and egg yummy!
    Regarding the cookie reference I have to concede to being guilty of using an Americanism which has been traditionally known as a biscuit in the UK.
    I did this to make it sound more appealing to those alarmed at the thought of a cooked breakfast without toast or bread, which I might add included myself prior to addressing a personal addiction to sugar. (Almond bread/cookies or biscuits are very similar and just a filler to have afterwards or to mop up the juices).
    But that was then and this is now and to be honest, I don’t even see bread as food any longer and certainly never miss it now.

  4. If it really were a traditional English breakfast, then of course there would not be “cookies” (almond or otherwise) but “biscuits”. Am also surprised you didn’t mention that traditional staple of the English breakfast: smoked kippers (fish) as an alternative to bacon and eggs.

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