Well, yes, could be

The old adage ‘breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper’ could be the best way to lose weight and stay healthy, Kings College scientists say.

Although back in the day when diets were notably different by class in such a manner breakfast, as we know it, didn’t really exist, being something rather more like lunch today. and dinner was late afternoon and vast.

5 thoughts on “Well, yes, could be”

  1. I’ve followed my father’s diet.

    Porridge for breakfast, cheese roll and beer for lunch and a big dinner and I as fit as I was when I was 25.

    Mind you, I was pretty knackered even at that age.

  2. No, totally disagree.
    The poor man tightened his belt in lieu of eating supper.
    Some years ago there was a comment on the internet that poor Paula Radcliffe lived a cycle of “train, eat, sleep” two or three times a day every day for years.
    Not in her league, but c.50 years ago when I was fit (by my standards not hers) I had a fairly big breakfast, porridge, sausages and bacon etc and a second meal much later after training.

  3. Bloke in Costa Rica

    This is ‘scientists’ in the sense of ‘nutritionists’, which is to say: not scientists. The whole fucking discipline of nutritionism is about one step removed from haruspicy.

  4. “…back in the day when diets were notably different by class in such a manner breakfast, as we know it, didn’t really exist, being something rather more like lunch today.”

    I have absolutely no idea what this is supposed to mean. All societies throughout history have habitually eaten a meal on rising. It may not have been bacon and eggs, and it may not have been called breakfast, but to all intents and purposes that’s what it was. And the idea that our predecessors used to eat “something more like lunch today” when they awoke is frankly bonkers. What on earth is “lunch today”?

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, TW really should stop relying on the Telegraph and the Mail for nutritional advice.

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