Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But, my RD and a few articles I’ve come across say that breakfast should also be a big meal (if not the biggest).

I have heard, “You should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” Meaning, make breakfast you biggest meal and go down from there.  bigbreakfast thumb Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday


My RD suggested (repeatedly, until I listened) that I eat more earlier in the day to avoid my pattern of night time snacking. It seems that even when I eat a good dinner, if I eat less than I need earlier in the day – the result is my urge to overeat at night to make up for that.

Monday through Thursday I don’t have time to make a big, cooked breakfast, but today I did. I made a Begg Sandwich and fruit.IMG 0950 thumb Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

I cooked the egg in a bowl and microwaved it until firm. Always spray your bowl with cooking spray if you do this or it’s murder to clean. (Yes, actual murder. We don’t exaggerate here at RER.)IMG 0941 thumb Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

I put a Laughing Cow wedge on the bagel with ketchup and it was a cheesy, delicious mess.  There is a ton of melon on that plate because it’s perfectly ripe too icon smile Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday IMG 0945 thumb Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

Run:  Today is Friday, 5K Friday to be more exact. Did you run? I did an easy 5K to “shake it out” for tomorrow’s long run icon smile Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

Are you a part of the Big Breakfast Club?thebreakfastclub thumb Begg Sandwich and 5K Friday

Q: What is your biggest meal of the day?


  1. says

    Well, I guess I could say “dinner” is my largest meal, but if I was being accurate, I would say that the period between 4 and 8 pm is when I eat the most. It’s more of a snackfest than a meal :S

    I had been wondering how the nutritionist thing was going. How do you like it? Is it going well?

  2. says

    I am a firm believer in making a big, filling breakfast! I actually could care less about dinner and many nights just have something little or nothing at all. If I’m planning to go out for dinner, I have to restructure my entire day. Your breakfast up there is one of my favorites!

  3. says

    I like breakfast food, but I am never hungry for breakfast. I’m used to working out first thing in the morning, and I find it is one of the few things that makes me hungry (working out before bed does too).

    My largest meal is usually dinner. We ALWAYS had huge, Italian feasts growing up AND, when I was recovering from anorexia, my RD told me to eat a big dinner since I would be able to go to sleep afterward and not have to feel it sitting in my belly. It worked soooo well that I still like big dinners.

  4. ida says

    I’ve heard a big breakfast is important too. For me i like to have a bigger lunch so breakfast tends to be kind of small. Also I love to snack, so none of my meals are ever all that huge.

  5. says

    I love this saying “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper.” I fully agree that breakfast should be the biggest and best meal of the day. But I also believe in ending your night with a little something sweet too, so hopefully my big breakfasts don’t deter me from my desserts. :)

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