What Is Your Ideal Breakfast?

Posted by : foongpc | Monday, June 29, 2009 | Published in

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I hope you eat breakfast. I know of some people who don't.

They said there is no time to eat breakfast as they tend to rush to work. Some said they just don't have the appetite to eat anything in the morning.

But breakfast is important if you want to lose weight, or if you want to keep your blood sugar stable.

Imagine not having any food or nutrient entering your body since dinner the night before! Oh, I know some of you eat supper. haha! Still, your body is deprived of food for 8 - 12 hours and if you don't eat breakfast, you will be further depriving it of nutrients for another 4 - 5 hours until lunch time!

In the meantime, your blood sugar drops drastically and your body goes into starvation mode. So what does the body do in this situation? The body, being instinctively smart, will slow down your metabolism and store your fat in an attempt to make sure you survive the hunger. In other words, skip breakfasts often enough, and you will put on weight!

Therefore, make sure you do not skip breakfast!

Anyway, that's not the point of today's post. I really just want to know what is your ideal breakfast.

For me, I actually like my breakfast to consists of a cup of hot milo or chocolate (not coffee or tea!),


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two half boiled eggs topped with soya sauce and pepper...


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....and a few slices of bread or toast with thick kaya and butter! Hmmm....yummy!


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That's my ideal breakfast. No need nasi lemak, coffee, roti canai, McBreakfast and what nots!

But in reality, what do I eat for breakfasts everyday? Believe it or not - it's nothing but fruits, fruits and fruits!

Like jackfruit (nangka),

nangka

dragon fruits,


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papaya,


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pineapples,


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mango,


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bananas,


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star fruits,


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watermelons,


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Well, you get the idea!

Why do I eat fruits for breakfast? Isn't it weird?

I started this 'eating fruits for breakfast' routine more than 8 years ago. Here are my reasons...

1. I learnt that fruits are the most nutrient densed of all foods! Since my body is deprived of nutrients for almost 12 hours since dinner the night before, I would need to replenish them. So what better way than to eat nutrient densed food like fruits?

2. I also learnt that fruits are best consumed on an empty stomach. This is because fruits are the most easily digested food in nature. If you eat fruits following a heavy meal, the fruits will not be able to pass into the intestines from the stomach because they are prevented from doing so by the other food that are harder to digest. The fruits will then rot in the stomach, and ferment with the other food resulting in bloating, wind and indigestion.

No wonder I don't feel good when I eat fruits for dessert after a meal! That's the wrong way of eating fruits! Fruits should be made the appetiser, not the dessert!

3. Do you know we need to take in at least 25 g of fibre daily? That's like eating 12-15 apples a day! Well, when I eat fruits for breakfast, I can ensure that I will fulfill my daily fibre requirement. Of course, my fibre intake also comes from vegetables and not solely from fruits.

4. Lastly, fruits are known to be detoxifying. Meaning, they help to cleanse our internal body from accumulated toxins. So eating fruits first thing in the morning will help to detoxify our body and encourage us to pass out those toxins in the form of stools.

The bottom line is, fruits are good for us and we need to eat lots of them! However, we normally don't eat enough because after eating breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, we have no space left for fruits! If you were to follow the rule of eating fruits on an empty stomach, it is even harder to eat lots of fruits! So to me, the best time to eat fruits on an empty stomach is during breakfast!

Oops! As usual, I have gone way off topic! Looking back at the title of my post, I am supposed to ask what is your ideal breakfast! Haha!

Although I eat fruits for breakfast everyday, I do occasionally indulge in my favourite half boiled eggs, bread with kaya and butter and a cup of hot Milo or hot chocolate.

What about you? Do share with me what you normally eat for breakfast everyday and what is your ideal breakfast food.

FIRST COMMENTER

(114) Comments

  1. Mei Teng said...

    It's almost lunch time..and you're posting breakfast! :)

    June 29, 2009 at 11:33 AM
  2. Mei Teng said...

    I don't have an ideal breakfast. I like to mix and match in terms of breakie. I eat oats and cereal mixed with milo (unsweetened). On other days, it's bread with peanut butter (with jam sometimes), nasi lemak etc etc. I don't like having a fixed breakfast menu.

    June 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM
  3. Mei Teng said...

    Oh and I must have my morning cuppa tea! :)

    June 29, 2009 at 11:38 AM
  4. [SK] said...

    haha, and there goes your kaya butter toast huh!! yummy yummy for the oozing kaya :D

    June 29, 2009 at 12:07 PM
  5. [SK] said...

    hmmm, i don't have any ideal breakfast - but i would always like bacon + sausage + beans + juice + toast + fruits.. you know those standard continental breakfast?? haha.. that's why i'm always very delighted by hotel's breakfast buffet.. :p

    June 29, 2009 at 12:09 PM
  6. HappySurfer said...

    SK, high five!! I love hotel buffet breakfast too. Just the thought of one makes me smile. LOL!

    Foong, my, that's a wonderful spread for breakfast. Yum!

    June 29, 2009 at 12:15 PM
  7. foongpc said...

    mei teng, haha! I'm posting this before lunch so as to tempt readers who are starting to get hungry. LOL!

    And also so that you remember what you just ate for breakfast this morning! Haha!

    Congrats you are my FC....again! I love those pineapple tarts so I'm putting your photo of the delicious tarts up, but this time partly eaten. I would like to think that it's me who have taken the bite. Yummy! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 12:15 PM
  8. HappySurfer said...

    It's Monday again, eh? Happy Monday, y'all..

    June 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM
  9. foongpc said...

    mei teng, you like to mix and match your breakfast? Reminds me of clothes - mix and match. Haha!

    You drink unsweetened milo? Good for you! More healthy that way! Ooh! Peanut butter! I love that. My second best spread for bread after butter and kaya!

    Oh I forgot to mention sometimes I eat dim sum for breakfast too! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 12:18 PM
  10. foongpc said...

    SK, yeah love the bread with butter and kaya! Always have my fix at OldTown White Coffee. Haha!

    Oh yes! I love the hotel's breakfast too! Yummy! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM
  11. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, you love hotel buffet breakfast too? Have you tried the one in Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel at Jln Sultan Ismail? Their buffet breakfast spread is so lavish! Better than lunch buffet at some hotels! If I have the chance, I will go there again! : )

    You sound so cheerful on a Monday morning! (OK, I know it's noon now). Happy Monday to you and to all my readers! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 12:25 PM
  12. -eiling- said...

    Fruits will never make it to my breakfast plate. It's always my favourite noodles at my usual coffeeshop evenry morning before I start my work.

    June 29, 2009 at 12:37 PM
  13. foongpc said...

    eiling, I guess not everyone likes to eat fruits first thing in the morning! Noodles? I normally reserve noodles for lunch : )

    June 29, 2009 at 12:45 PM
  14. synical said...

    Scrambled eggs and bacon. With tea to wash it down with.

    June 29, 2009 at 1:59 PM
  15. Twilight Zone said...

    OMG this SK Thamby eats like an OX, so heavy breakfast when he should be eating Chapati with fresh cow's milk. I love black kopi-O kau with toasted bread with 1 inch thick kaya inside.

    June 29, 2009 at 2:28 PM
  16. [SK] said...

    yeah, one of the most exciting thing about staying in a hotel is the breakfast!! continental buffet breakfast, i can eat as much bacon and sausages i like!! wow, that is really a good kick for the day.. :D

    June 29, 2009 at 3:16 PM
  17. lina said...

    I need my cup of Neslo before I start work even though I've been advised by my doctor to stay away from Milo.

    But a cup of coffee is a must on weekends.

    Don't really eat all that much for breakfast but I try not to skip breakfast altogether.

    June 29, 2009 at 3:51 PM
  18. Borneo Falcon said...

    I takes muesli and fruits (usually banana or orange) for breakfast

    June 29, 2009 at 3:56 PM
  19. xin said...

    wah goodness! u are so so healthy!!!!! usually my bfast is either milk/half cup of coffee + bread. I set my fruit eating time at 10.30am and 3.30pm. hehehe

    June 29, 2009 at 4:14 PM
  20. Tekkaus said...

    I sometime don't take my breakfast before work. Maybe it's because I am in a rush to my workplace. Then again...it's because I'm lazy. Ha :D

    June 29, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  21. Tekkaus said...

    But I do take my breakfast around 9 to 10a.m. during my work. I guess my work is a little bit flexible. Hence I'm able to go out and makan alone or sometimes with my colleagues. :D So I believe my situation is still ok kua.

    June 29, 2009 at 4:28 PM
  22. Tekkaus said...

    OMG! You make it seems as if I'm gonna die if I don't take breakfast. LOL :D

    War...very healthy hoh! Milo of hot choc! For me...I always take a cup of coffee. But it is not healthy right? I used to love Milo too....but I don't know why my taste buds love coffee right now. Cheaper??? :P

    Huh??? You eat fruits for breakfast? OMG...I have never, ever in my 24 years of life take fruits for breakfast.

    Hmm....but your arguments ring my ears. Perhaps it is time to shift and try eating fruits for breakfast?

    Yuckss....bluekk... sorry. Not used to it. LOL :D

    Good sharing Foong! :D

    June 29, 2009 at 4:33 PM
  23. Che-Cheh said...

    Ok my most ideal breakfast is nasi lemak. There you have it.

    You've been eating fruits at breakfast for quite long. Do you see any difference (in terms of health, stools, etc.. I don't know) between eating fruits and the usual style of breakfast.

    June 29, 2009 at 4:34 PM
  24. day-dreamer said...

    Hmm. What I hate most for breakfast would be bread or too sweet stuff. Other than that I think I'm fine. Haha.

    June 29, 2009 at 4:43 PM
  25. ladyviral said...

    Nasi Lemak? haha..

    Breakfast for me would be best if it is cereal with milk. Else a cup of oats would be nice too. Wonder why I am not healthy? Aiyar.. my mom still buys me nasi lemak every morning lor. hahaha :P

    June 29, 2009 at 4:57 PM
  26. ladyviral said...

    Oh yea, a cup milo is really good to start the day. Perks up the energy and it is light and not too heavy too! Add some wheat inside might gives us some extra boost :).

    June 29, 2009 at 4:58 PM
  27. little prince's mummy said...

    Hehe.. I never skip my breakfast!

    June 29, 2009 at 5:23 PM
  28. ::. Anton ::. said...

    Sucha good boi...hvg fruits. You must be a healthy hunk!

    I tend to go light during weekdays....but pig out on breakfasts on weekends, either with Empress Dowager or my 2 close buddies. After all, my hometown is bakuteh HQ ma. wakakakaka

    +Ant+

    June 29, 2009 at 5:28 PM
  29. LimPek said...

    my breakfast very simple..just milo and biscuit..

    June 29, 2009 at 8:03 PM
  30. Nick Phillips said...

    You know what, I'm one of those who skip breakfast and even lunch! I know it's not the best thing to do but I'm so used to it already ...

    June 29, 2009 at 8:13 PM
  31. Medie007 said...

    nasi lemak
    bak kut teh
    fried noodle
    lemang rendang

    u get the drift. :P

    June 29, 2009 at 8:37 PM
  32. pikey said...

    Coincidently, i bought banana too, LOL! But my ideal breakfast is nasi lemak with teh-ais... yeah.. fattening i Know... ha ha ha... but mostly my office breakfast is just a mug of milo and some crackers.

    June 29, 2009 at 8:42 PM
  33. Pete said...

    Bak kut teh would be great b'fast for me. Most of the time I would have toast and half boiled eggs.

    June 29, 2009 at 9:06 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    synical, scrambled eggs and bacon is nice but I seldom eat them! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    twilight zone, haha! SK Thamby sure eat a lot for breakfast! Chapati and fresh cow's milk may not be enough for him! LOL!

    Wow! 1 inch thick kaya? That's super thick! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 9:50 PM
  36. foongpc said...

    SK, so you look forward to breakfast every time you stay in hotels? Haha!

    June 29, 2009 at 9:50 PM
  37. Ailecgee said...

    It's really good to have fruits in every meal. You really know good nutrition.

    For breakfast, my favorite is the combination of garlic fried rice, fried egg and fried marinated beef strips.

    June 29, 2009 at 9:51 PM
  38. foongpc said...

    lina, what is the reason your doctor advised you to stay away from Milo? I have heard that Milo is unhealthy and cancer patients are advised not to drink Milo. Maybe it's the sugar content? But I guess drinking it once in a while is OK, just don't do it everyday.

    Actually I also don't have much appetite in the morning, that's why cannot eat heavy food for breakfast. Fruits suit me just fine. They are light and easy to digest, although I'm thinking of getting some durians for breakfast! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:13 PM
  39. foongpc said...

    borneo falcon, muesli and fruits make great breakfast! You are eating healthy! *pat pat* : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM
  40. foongpc said...

    xin, wow you have fruit eating time? Not bad! At least you eat fruits! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:15 PM
  41. foongpc said...

    tekkaus, if you eat at 10am, then you are eating breakfast lah! Haha! I sometimes wake up late and also have my breakfast at 10am.

    Eh, where did I say you will die if you don't eat breakfast? Won't die, just get fat only! haha!

    You love coffee more now? I'm not surprised because coffee is addictive. I won't say coffee is unhealthy but too much would not be good. One cup a day is fine.

    Try some fruits for breakfast and you will get used to it! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:19 PM
  42. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, nasi lemak! I like to eat that too but for lunch, not breakfast! haha! But my nasi lemak must have chicken and eggs in it.

    I don't know the difference but so far my health is pretty good, thank God. I guess why I switched to fruits 8 years ago was because I was suffering from digestion problem last time, and after switching to fruits for breakfast, my digestion has improved tremendously : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:23 PM
  43. foongpc said...

    day-dreamer, you don't like bread for breakfast? I guess bread with kaya won't be in your list of favourite breakfast food? : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:24 PM
  44. bluedreamer27 said...

    so yummy i love them all i can eat anything hahaha
    w

    June 29, 2009 at 10:25 PM
  45. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, so you eat nice lemak every morning? Cereal with milk sounds delicious! I used to eat that too before I switched to fruits.

    Milo is indeed a very nice drink, but I also try not to drink it everyday.

    June 29, 2009 at 10:27 PM
  46. bluedreamer27 said...

    by the way just gave you the 100 ec credit as part of being the top contender last round
    thanks!!

    June 29, 2009 at 10:28 PM
  47. foongpc said...

    little prince's mummy, that's good! Don't skip breakfast! Thanks for dropping by! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:28 PM
  48. foongpc said...

    anton, healthy? I think I'm quite healthy. Hunk? I'm no hunk : )

    So you pig out on BKT every weekend? : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:30 PM
  49. foongpc said...

    limpek, milo and biscuit? Sounds good to me except I only eat like that when I am sick. LOL!

    June 29, 2009 at 10:31 PM
  50. foongpc said...

    nick phillips, what? You skip breakfast and lunch? Only eat dinner? One meal a day? I don't think I can survive like that! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:32 PM
  51. foongpc said...

    medie007, aiyo! You are a future doctor and you eat these on a daily basis? Nasi lemak, BKT, fried noodle and lemak rendang are all very delicious and yummy food but eat them in moderation. Not a good idea to eat them for breakfast : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:35 PM
  52. foongpc said...

    pikey, nasi lemak and teh ice? Maybe change the teh ice to teh panas? Cos not good to drink cold water or drinks after a fatty meal! Well, nasi lemak once in a while is OK.

    You usually have Milo and crackers for breakfast right? That's not too bad. But I only eat like that when I'm sick. LOL!

    Banana is good! Eat more of that! At least for the protein and potassium to help maintain healthy blood pressure and prevent atherosclerosis : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:40 PM
  53. foongpc said...

    pete, toast and hard boil eggs are yummy! BKT - not so healthy but once in a while is OK : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:41 PM
  54. annant said...

    wah u are leading a healthy lifestyle...
    but, can your brekkie last u till lunchy?

    my typical brekkie = oat (ewww bu i likey) + bread/biscuits OR milk + cereal

    June 29, 2009 at 10:44 PM
  55. foongpc said...

    ailecgee, thanks! Fried rice is my favourite food! Adding fried eggs and fried marinated beef strips to the fried rice - wow! Yummy!!

    But a big NO for breakfast at least for me. Haha! Maybe lunch it's OK! Oh, now you make me hungry! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:45 PM
  56. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, haha! When I was 20 years old, I also can eat anything! : )

    Oh, I won 100EC? Thanks so much, blue!! : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:49 PM
  57. foongpc said...

    annant, sometimes cannot last til lunch, so whenever I'm hungry I go for 2nd breakfast mainly bananas, or raw carrots! : )

    But I think with durians as breakfast, will last till lunchtime. haha!

    Oat + bread/biscuits or milk + cereal for breakfast? I think that's OK. I used to drink cold milk with cereal. So yummy! But now trying to cut down on milk, so it's fruits only : )

    June 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM
  58. Mariuca said...

    I am guilty of not having breakfast daily but then again, look at the time I get up la, shld I still have brekkie and lunch or just lunch? ;)

    June 30, 2009 at 1:56 AM
  59. Mariuca said...

    How appropriate that ur FC for this food post is a picture of a yummy pineapple tart! :)

    June 30, 2009 at 1:58 AM
  60. Johnny Ong said...

    it all depends on where u are. u are in the land of milk and honey, that's why u can have those kind of food / fruits

    June 30, 2009 at 2:58 AM
  61. Life Ramblings said...

    My breakie every morning is a big mug of organic oatmilk together with my vitamins.

    June 30, 2009 at 7:46 AM
  62. molly said...

    I see a few familiar pictures which matched my breakfast yesterday like the cup of drink, egg, the bread at Kopitiam and the papaya and pinneapple.
    Now I am taking oats and bread for breakfast.

    June 30, 2009 at 8:26 AM
  63. lina said...

    I can only eat durian for breakfast if I'm back to my hometown. Durians for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Then, cannot sleep. LOL

    I've got chronic gastric problem...

    June 30, 2009 at 8:35 AM
  64. levian said...

    i never tried fruits for breakfast, would be fun to try. i prefer salty food for breakfast - laksa, kolomee, kuehchap etc. :p

    June 30, 2009 at 9:21 AM
  65. ladyviral said...

    hahha! 7 days a week, I think 3 days I get nasi lemak... just cause my brother eats it all the time, so my mom buys the same for me. Sadly... Alot of times I asked her not to buy but she still does :/.

    Try not drink Milo everyday? Why? I don't take milo everyday too. Only when I feel like it. But I haven't drank it for about a month now. Ok maybe I should go have a cup now hehehe.

    June 30, 2009 at 9:34 AM
  66. Brian Kinney said...

    i seldom eat fruit for breakfast unless i'm eating at hotel cafe :)

    i know fruits are good for breakfast just that not many fruit stall open at that time and i have not much time to buy it the day before.

    i just finished my breakfast - fried mee (small stall pack), butter kaya toast and hot nescafe.

    sound not healthy. i know.

    maybe after this i will buy bananas and bring it to office the next morning :)

    or eat some of them right when i wake up in the morning :)

    thanks for the useful info. i know skipping breakfast can lead you to stroke and heart attack :)

    June 30, 2009 at 9:53 AM
  67. khengsiong said...

    No time for ideal breakfast :(

    I'm afraid two half-boiled eggs per morning is too much.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:00 AM
  68. A Common Singaporean said...

    I don't usually eat breakfast but I try.

    Interestingly you are the only one I know consume fruits for breakfast! Thats so healthy and so true.

    My ideal breakfast would be a sandwich or crossiant, make warmed, preferably with cheese and chicken ham. For drinks, I'll have ice coffee such as Starbuck's ice caramel macchiato or ice white chocolate mocha.

    I don't usually eat local food such as fried carrot cake or nasi lemak becos there are too oily to start the day.

    June 30, 2009 at 10:48 AM
  69. Superman said...

    I like noodle for breakfast with a hot cup of red tea!

    June 30, 2009 at 12:57 PM
  70. Jys said...

    my favorite breakfast? nasi lemak and coffee..

    ya..i know it's not healthy.. :p

    June 30, 2009 at 1:18 PM
  71. Jade said...

    I also eat fruits for breakfast most of the time...great way to start the day!

    June 30, 2009 at 2:50 PM
  72. EastCoastLife said...

    I'm the type that doesn't eat breakfast regularly. :P

    June 30, 2009 at 4:24 PM
  73. EastCoastLife said...

    I don't feel hungry in the morning and would normally have brunch. Save money and save time. haha....

    June 30, 2009 at 4:25 PM
  74. EastCoastLife said...

    I usually eat a good breakfast on Sundays with my family, in-laws and parents.

    June 30, 2009 at 4:26 PM
  75. EastCoastLife said...

    My prefered breakfast would be

    cornflakes;
    fish porridge;
    pancakes;
    mee siam;
    dim sum;
    noodle soup;
    toast with soup;
    kaya toast n half-boiled eggs;

    June 30, 2009 at 4:28 PM
  76. Monica said...

    I MUST have a cup of coffee and I love a good English breakfast! ;)

    June 30, 2009 at 5:07 PM
  77. Monica said...

    only eat fruit for breakfast? not enough for me :-D

    June 30, 2009 at 5:10 PM
  78. Merryn said...

    breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, dinner like a pauper. i've heard bout eating fruits on empty stomach too. i try to drink fresh juice first thing in da morning. then cheese sandwich n a cup of hot chocolate. i like fruits in da morning but not nangka, the smell is overpowering! :D

    June 30, 2009 at 5:29 PM
  79. JL said...

    Actually I like your fruity breakfast too. It's really great to eat lots of fruits and I believe more people are starting to realise how great breakfast is. Another thing is, I like some meat for breakfast too to fill the stomach. So if I can help it I'd have chicken chop for breakfast. Change my diet again :>

    June 30, 2009 at 5:48 PM
  80. HappySurfer said...

    Foong, so breakfast at Crowne Plaza Mutiara Hotel is good, eh? Gotta try it sometime then. Thanks for the tip.

    I also like dim sum for breakfast, particularly the porridge. The place I like best for dim sum and porridge is at the Chinese restaurant in Concorde Hotel. Don't forget the hor-yip faan there too.

    June 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM
  81. jam said...

    My breakfast is a mix and match too! But I must have breakfast everyday.

    June 30, 2009 at 9:50 PM
  82. renaye said...

    i do have breakfast. and i love oldtown's breakfast set a!

    June 30, 2009 at 11:13 PM
  83. foongpc said...

    mariuca, I think you should just have brunch! LOL!

    The pineapple tarts look so yummy, right? : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:00 AM
  84. foongpc said...

    johnny ong, you are probably right. I am so blessed! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:01 AM
  85. foongpc said...

    life ramblings, organic oat milk and vitamins? Not bad. Pretty healthy breakfast! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:01 AM
  86. Ayie said...

    I love eating fruits and foong, i miss star fruit...we call it balimbing in Philippines. Haven't eaten that for many years.

    Ok, back to the topic...I eat heavy breakfast. I usually serve full meal for breakfast like rice, pasta, potatoes or soups. We eta moderate for lunch and light dinner/supper. I eat fruits from time to time whenever I feel like eating =) it serves as a snack

    July 2, 2009 at 1:08 AM
  87. Ayie said...

    I have hot chocolate but if i serve like meat (steaks) for bf...i serve tea instead to neutralize

    July 2, 2009 at 1:09 AM
  88. foongpc said...

    molly, oh you had oats and bread for breakfast? Not bad that you also have papayas and pineapples for breakfast! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:09 AM
  89. foongpc said...

    lina, wow! Durians for breakfast, lunch and dinner? I think that's too much durians for one day! Should be more balanced lah, no wonder gastric problem. Haha!

    Moderation is the key although it's really hard to control when you can see durians right in front of you all the time. Haha!

    July 2, 2009 at 1:11 AM
  90. foongpc said...

    levian, salty food for breakfast? Hmmm, I don't usually like to have noodles or mee for breakfast. You should try fruits for breakfast! Who knows, you might like it? : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:13 AM
  91. foongpc said...

    ladyviral, wow! Your brother eats nasi lemak all the time? You better advise your bro - it's not healthy. I guess 3 times a week still OK, provided you are also not eating nasi lemak for lunch and dinner.Haha!

    I think Milo is high in sugar so that's why I don't recommend to drink it everyday. Well, once in a while is OK : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:16 AM
  92. foongpc said...

    brian kinney, hi there faisal! New name now? Suddenly change to orang puteh? LOL!

    Butter kaya toast and hot nescafe for breakfast? Heavenly! : )

    I know it's not easy to get fruits outside for breakfast. Got to eat fruits at home. Well, just do the best you can for health is wealth! Bananas would be great! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:28 AM
  93. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, two half boiled eggs every morning is too much? You mean too many eggs in a week? Or just 2 eggs for breakfast is too much food for you?

    I think you mean it's unhealthy to eat so many eggs in a week, right? Well, you don't have to eat eggs for breakfast everyday. Maybe every alternate day.

    Btw, eggs don't really increase cholesterol. It's the fatty food we eat that causes our body to produce too much cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol do not really have big impact on our body's cholesterol level : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:31 AM
  94. foongpc said...

    a common singaporean, you don't eat breakfast? Too busy or no appetite? It's better to eat something as breakfast stabilises your blood sugar and also increase your body's metabolic rate. You don't want to put on weight, do you? Since you are so vain. Haha!

    I am the first person you heard who eat fruits for breakfast? Well, nice to know that. LOL! I guess not many people eat fruits for breakfast. To some people, eating fruits for breakfast is unthinkable! : )

    You are really big fan of Starbucks coffee aren't you? Ice coffee first thing in the morning? Hmm, if I do that, I will have stomach upset. My stomach can't take ice cold drinks in the morning!

    Good thing you don't eat local food eg. nasi lemak for breakfast. You are right, they are too oily! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:38 AM
  95. foongpc said...

    superman, oh noodles and red tea? Not my cup of tea! Haha! I prefer noodles for lunch : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:39 AM
  96. foongpc said...

    Jys, nasi lemak and coffee? Yummy! But you are right - just not healthy! Try not to have it for breakfast everyday. Maybe twice a week? : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:41 AM
  97. foongpc said...

    jade, hi-5!! : ) Yeah, fruits for breakfast! Now I've got a supporter! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:42 AM
  98. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, you should try to eat breakfast regularly. I understand about no appetite in the morning. I also do not have much appetite in the morning, that's why I eat fruits only. Can't eat all those heavy stuffs like meat and bak kut teh!

    Skip breakfast and eat brunch? Sure save money! Haha! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:44 AM
  99. foongpc said...

    eastcoastlife, your list of breakfast food looks yummy!!

    Cornflakes with milk is absolutely delicious! Dim sum is nice too but not too early in the morning, maybe for brunch. LOL!
    As for fish porridge, mee siam and noodle soup, I prefer to eat these at lunchtime. Pancakes are like more for tea, no?

    Of course kaya toast with half boiled eggs is my absolute favourite! Yummy! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:48 AM
  100. foongpc said...

    monica, I know you are a BIG eater so fruits definitely not enough for you! Haha!

    Good English breakfast with coffee sounds good, but I would say too heavy for me, maybe on occasions, then OK : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:50 AM
  101. foongpc said...

    merryn, actually I don't quite agree with breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen, dinner like a pauper. I think we should eat moderately (not full and not hungry) 6 times a day. This is the best way to balance our blood sugar throughout the day.

    Fruit juice is good, but I think whole fruit is better as you get to eat the fibres too.

    Actually I can't eat nangka on an empty stomach - will get stomach upset. So I normally eat other fruits like banana or pear first before eating nangka : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:56 AM
  102. foongpc said...

    JL, fruity breakfast is good! But to some people not filling enough. Actually if eat more bananas will be quite filling.

    Chicken chop for breakfast? Not for me - too heavy already : )

    July 2, 2009 at 1:58 AM
  103. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, you are welcome. Oh, thanks for your recommendation on the dim sum at Concorde Hotel. Only thing is I seldom go to hotels for breakfast, except when I'm on holidays! Will keep your recommendation in mind : )

    July 2, 2009 at 2:00 AM
  104. foongpc said...

    jam, good to know you must have breakfast every day. I think it's important and healthy to have breakfast : )

    July 2, 2009 at 2:01 AM
  105. Perky said...

    I eat very little for breakfast. It's usually teh tarik and roti canai. If not, it's usually a banana on the go. I just can't eat a lot for my 1st meal of the day, if not sure rasa nak muntah wan...

    July 2, 2009 at 2:02 AM
  106. foongpc said...

    renaye, oh OldTown's breakfast set is nice and cheap yes? Hmmm, maybe I should go there for breakfast tomorrow! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 2:02 AM
  107. foongpc said...

    ayie, I love starfruits! Hey, it's called belimbing here in Malaysia too!

    So you subscribe to the eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and dinner like a pauper? Many people follow this rule too, but for me I prefer to eat small to moderate meals 6 times a day. This way, I will never go hungry and also use up all the calories between each meals : )

    Good idea to drink tea after eating meat or steaks! : )

    July 2, 2009 at 2:09 AM
  108. foongpc said...

    perky, I think I'm like you too. Not much appetite first thing in the morning. But fruits are OK with me as they are easy to digest.

    Banana is excellent for breakfast! But not roti canai and teh tarik, though again once in a while is OK : )

    July 2, 2009 at 2:13 AM
  109. Ayie said...

    Really? balimbing is rare in my area anymore...maybe can still see in farms and provinces.

    I got used eating that way since I stay long in school during hs. Had to pack up energy the whole day. I carry it on til now.

    I can't take snacks in between, I don't have much appetite and storage to have multiple foods a day. A piece of kiwi or any small fruit will be my snack or a small bag of chips! hahaha!

    The tea is good so we won't feel boated and digestion will be better =)

    hey, new post will be out in a while. =)

    July 2, 2009 at 2:15 AM
  110. Chew said...

    The bread is so delicious, try it before but is kinda expensive.

    July 3, 2009 at 11:11 PM
  111. kenwooi.com said...

    wahhhhhhh
    i love half-boiled eggs!!!! =D

    July 5, 2009 at 9:42 PM
  112. kenwooi.com said...

    lol i dont take fruits for breakfast..
    usually maggi mee.. or biscuits.. or.. bread... half-boiled eggs!! =D

    July 5, 2009 at 9:43 PM
  113. kenwooi.com said...

    eh why you dragon fruit white coloured wan..? lol i usually see the pink version =P

    July 5, 2009 at 9:44 PM
  114. Prometheus said...

    Hehe a lot of the stuff you wrote about I have read recently because I have started going to the gym. I normally have oatmeal for breakfast. It is ideal health wise. But I would prefer to eat choclate cake or something :(

    July 6, 2009 at 9:28 AM