Second Breakfast: Hobbits Need It. Do You?

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"We've had one breakfast, yes. What about second breakfast? Elevenses? Lunch?" So said the hobbits in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, and according to this article in TIME, more people are following their lead and eating breakfast in stages.

TIME says that morning serial eaters tend to be more health-conscious than evening snackers, focusing on low-calorie foods with lots of fiber, antioxidants and whole grains. And while this might be a relatively new trend in the US, Germany has long had a tradition of Zweites Fruehstueck, according to Fodor's. (Although that version, with its white sausages, pretzels and beer, isn't so health-conscious.)

What are your breakfast habits? Do you eat one main breakfast, or do you have a second breakfast? An elevenses?

P.S. In case you totally don't get the reference to hobbits in the title, here. Observe the clip from The Lord of the Rings movie. Also, read this.

Read More: More Americans Are Treating Themselves to 'Second Breakfast' at TIME

Related: The Hungry Reader: Hobbits, Mushrooms and Bacon

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