Hey you wanna know something? I don’t like eating breakfast.
Up until I was about 18 years old, I ate breakfast EVERY SINGLE DAY. And why did I do such a thing?
Well… the reason was simply because I was told to do so. I was told primarily by my mom, by teachers, and by various fitness websites/magazines that breakfast was the most important meal of the day.
I was told to eat breakfast so that I could score high on my SAT exams (that didn’t work out so well). I was told to eat breakfast so that I could boost my metabolism (yeah… whatever). I was told to eat breakfast because Tony the fucking Tiger said I should (hooray for advertising).
Now listen, I’m not against people eating breakfast at all. I know there’s a group of people out there who say they absolutely need to eat something every morning and that’s cool, that’s their choice.
However, there’s another (much larger) group of people out there who only eats breakfast for the same reason I used to eat breakfast, and that’s because they’re told it’s “necessary”. These are people who probably don’t even like breakfast and only eat it because they’re told to do so by authoritative sources.