This Is What a Dermatologist Eats for Breakfast

John Fournier takes us behind the scenes.

We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we ask local notables for a sneak peek at how they start the day.

John Fournier

John Fournier’s breakfast/Photo provided

John Fournier

Claim to fame: He’s a dermatologist with Newton’s Boston Dermatology Group.

What he ate: Oatmeal with blueberries and a little brown sugar; a fruit salad of strawberries, grapes, cantaloupe, and pineapple; a peach; and a big glass of water.

Why he chose it: Fournier says a big breakfast is a must for his tight schedule. “I am often very busy in clinic or at the hospital, and some days I don’t sit down to eat lunch until the [late] afternoon,” he says. “Because of this schedule, I like a breakfast that gives me sustained energy throughout the morning and into the afternoon. I like that oatmeal gives me the lasting energy I need, and it doesn’t feel like I am eating a heavy meal that would make me feel tired or slow me down during the day.”

Water is a big part of his morning routine, too. “The first thing I do when I sit down at breakfast is drink water,” he says. “I like that it helps to flush the body of toxins that have accumulated overnight, and it makes my skin feel more healthy and supple, too.”