[Very short preface: This entry contains no food porn. So sorry, I am.]
RANDOM NON-FOOD RELATED THING: If you saw what I wrote here before, PRETEND YOU DIDN'T. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then...that's good! Yes. ...To be more specific, a fellow blogger tipped me off on Google Ad's policy prohibiting bloggers from telling readers to click the ads just to make more revenue, which makes a lot of sense. I don't need the revenue. USE YOUR CLICKING POWER HOWEVER YOU WANT. In this case, I urge you not to click on the ads unless you need live lobsters or want to lose 20 pounds in 3 days, or something like that.
Okay, back to food! But not what I ate. A while ago, I read this diet-blog post about the importance of eating breakfast and forgot about it until it came up as a referal in my site stats. And then I remembered....yeah, I don't really agree with the idea of eating breakfast as the answer to a healthy life or lower BMI. I'm not saying breakfast is bad--I don't think everyone has to eat breakfast.
A girl who reported eating breakfast on all three days had, on average, a body mass index 0.7 units lower than a girl who did not eat breakfast at all.
If the breakfast included cereal, the average was 1.65 units lower, the researchers found.
I don't eat cereal! Oh god! It's not out of laziness or an idea that I'll lose weight (to do that, I just cut out ALL COOKED FOOD), but because I'm not hungry. Eating breakfast kinda ruins my appetite for eating other meals that I'd rather eat. Admittedly, breakfast food is pretty awesome, like pancakes and waffles, but I don't think that's what people should be eating for breakfast. When I was 25 pounds lighter, it wasn't because I ate breakfast (because I usually didn't), but because I cut out a gazillion kinds of food. When I gained back the 25 pounds, it wasn't because I didn't eat breakfast, but because I decided to become a glutton and eat whatever I felt like. Within reason. Kinda. ...Damn potato chips did me in.
Okay, obviously there are unhealthy people who eat breakfast and healthy people who don't. I eat...whatever. Sorry. Breakfast works for some people! Or doesn't for others! Is it possible that not all humans need to eat breakfast? Am I an anomaly with metabolism so slow that it actually goes backwards? (Which makes no sense, but try to imagine it anyway?) I can go a long time without eating and feel fine. Not deathly. I don't get the shakes. My stomach might churn air, but I assure you that my body is still processsing crap and that the mashed up food is still traveling along the intestines, where nutrients are being soaked up and bacteria are...uh, doin' stuff. (Bio major, I am not.)
So yeah. That was random. I have nothing against the idea of eating breakfast as long as it's not like, "YOU, EAT BREAKFAST, OR DIIIEEEE" as a canon of healthy cereal is pointed at my mouth.
...Mm, cereal canon.
Ah, Kathy reminded me of something: food snobs. Do you know any? I don't. I mean, none who are my friends, because we wouldn't make good friends. I guess there are a lot of food snobs out there, who probably wouldn't read this blog because I highly doubt I'm a food snob, thus I won't have to encounter them. I can't eat with food snobs; it ain't fun. I wouldn't want to go to a concert with a music snob either. Hipsters, oh jesus! (Ooh, I don't hate hipsters. I just don't know any. I assume that I don't know any because we don't make good friends, thus...they don't like me. Thus...other things.) What is the food equivalent of a hipster? Do I really want to know?
Snob is such a weird word. Spelled backwards, it's "bons". ...Yeah, I'm sorry for lowering your IQ by a few points just now.
I have a bunch of things to review. Um. Another time. When it's not 2 AM.
Addendum: After taking a shower, I've come to the conclusion that my intestinal area is in its first trimester and may possibly be used as a floation device.
Check out these great Overheard In New York-isms:
The Five Basic Food Groups
Guy: Why do they put peas in the fried rice? Peas and carrots? I don't want that in my fried rice.
Girl: Because it's vegetable fried rice.
Guy: That's what the egg is for.
Girl: Egg is not a vegetable. Wait...What is it? Dairy? It should be meat, because if you let it go it will be meat.
Guy: I think it's produce.
Wednesday One-liners Lunch Hour
Chick: Oh my god, yeah. Like, donuts are fried and so are beignets. Oh! And potato chips are fried, too. They're really bad for you.
--Cookshop, 10th Avenue
I don't know why that's funny, but it is. Oh yeah, those foods cooked in bubbling scorching hot oil are really bad for you. I should care more about those things.
HAHAHA! I want a beignet.