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Coincidentally, I’m eating lunch as I post this

“We’ve been trained from babyhood to have three square meals a day, the full factory-industrial revolution idea of how you’re supposed to eat.  Before then it was never like that.  You’d have a little bit often, every hour.  But when they had to regulate us all, ‘OK, mealtime!’  That’s what school’s about.  Forget the geography and history and mathematics, they’re teaching you how to work in a factory.  When the hooter goes, you eat.  For office work or even if you’re being trained to be a prime minister, it’s the same thing.  It’s very bad for you to stuff all that crap in at once.  Better to have a bit here, a mouthful there, every few hours a bite or two.  The human body can deal with it better than shoving a whole load of crap down your gob in an hour.” — Keith Richards, Life

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2 Comments

  1. Keith is right again. I’m a grazer, even at work. I keep one of those cherry tomato dispenser thingies on my desk, little packets of granola, cartons of berries, whatever. I feel a lot better snacking throughout the day than when I go out for lunch and spend the afternoon in a post-carb slump.

    • The one thing I need from my job that I don’t have is a place to take a nap in the early afternoon. We are such barbarians in our culture: militarized eating regimens and no siestas.

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