The Girl Who Ate Everything

Blogging about food and whatever since 2004.

random entry alert!

[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.


Melody / March 18, 2006 5:15 AM

I was recently called a food snob. So apparently you do know one? Just don't start disliking me for it... X/

benevolentlovemama / March 18, 2006 6:42 AM

Love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that your power to get people to do what you want is amazing! I clicked on every single ad under the links just to make your life easier (and so I can keep reading your blog...yes, I'm a little selfishly motivated).

santos. / March 18, 2006 7:33 AM

there are lots of food snobs everywhere. i'll bet lots of food snobs read your blog. i'll bet you know some. the problem is that most food snobs are the worst kind of food snobs--those who claim they aren't, but really are. they're just lyin' to you and themselves.

Kristen / March 18, 2006 9:13 AM

Hehe, I know lots of people who don't eat breakfast. I used to not eat breakfast either, but once puberty hit....BAM! If I don't eat breakfast I get sick and shaky and headachy because my metabolism is pretty speedy. I can't ive w/out breakfast, lunch, or dinner otherwise I become mean :) I think that study def. doesn't apply to everyone even though I do believe in the power of breakfast. Eat when you're hungry, not when someone is telling you to.

roboppy / March 18, 2006 10:13 AM

Melody: Aw, who said that? You probably care about food more than the average person, but that doesn't make you snobby. I liked eating with you, so I'd say you're not a food snob, at least not the kind that...uh, I wouldn't wanan eat with. :D

benevolentlovemama: Thanks for reading! And...uh, clicking! Whoa, I feel drunk with power now. I CAN MAKE PEOPLE CLICK LINKS AT WILL! Or maybe I should tell people I'll close the site if I can't make enough money to support it with ads. Ooooo (rubs chin semi-thoughtfully)...

santos: THEY ARE HERE? [looks around] ZOMG. I don't think I know any closet food snobs, really!

Kristen: Once puberty hit, I just got REALLY FAT. HAHAHAHA. Um. It must be nice having speedy metabolism! ;) I believe in eating when I'm, and more so than that, but as far as breakfast goes, I don't wanna eat anything in the morning when I still feel full.

Cathy / March 20, 2006 8:27 AM

I eat breakfast everyday only because I can't pass on one of my favorite meals. It's impossible for me. But I agree with you, eat breakfast if it works for you. Passing on breakfast isn't against the law (it might be in pennsylvania, though).

Wei / March 20, 2006 2:06 PM

I've ate with food snobs before. It severly limits your food options.. heh.

As for breakfast, I guess its just a force of habit. I've always had breakfast unless I was late for class. Otherwise, its just like brushing your teeth or taking a shower in the morning.

BTW, is it me or does it seem like there are more female food snobs than male? Seems like almost all the guys I've ate with usually don't have nearly as hard of a time with the food choice as the females that I've had a meal with.

roboppy / March 20, 2006 6:48 PM

Cathy: I don't know why I don't like breakfast,! Today I ate my first meal after 2 PM, hehe...oops.


Wei: Nooo, avoid the snobby people! :O

Whoa, I so didn't grow up with breakfast. If I did, I guess I', eat it. I can't recall ever seeing my mum eat breakfast, or my, sometimes.

I don't know many males, so I can't say I know any male food snobs. So...I can't judge if there are more women food snobs, hehe. A lot of my friends aren't picky. :)

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