Why is it that we are OK with eating the same breakfast everyday, but complain if its any other meal
Maybe because the choice of breakfast food is limited. Whereas with other meals, we have more variation.
We get ourselves into a routine without even realizing it. When anything breaks that routine up, no matter how miniscule it is, it upsets us. Your body adjusts to the same old things and your brain goes along with it because its used to it. Once you get yourself into trying new things, whether its a different meal, or a different route to work, you will find that change is good sometimes.
Hey, what a great question you have had occur to you. It's true: many of us do have the same food for breakfast many times a week. Personally, I don't complain if I eat one kind of dinner one night and the same kind the next night because if I do complain, I might have to cook something new.
Maybe this happens because we get use to the same breakfast and don't really want to a change. However i don't like to have the same breakfast everyday.
I have the same exact breakfast every day and yet I almost never cook the same dinner twice! So, great question, but I have no good answer. For me, it's largely a matter of time - I'm just too rushed in the morning to cook anything. Plus, I like cold food in the morning for some reason!
I wonder if part of it is the social component of dinner. Most people eat breakfast alone or with their nuclear family whereas dinner is more likely to be a shared dining experience (at least in theory). I think we also put a much greater nutritional focus on dinner (including a range of foods, vegetables, etc.) whereas breakfast is more just for sustenance as we start the day.
For me...part of it is that at breakfast I'm still in half-asleep mode, just able to robotically reach for what I am accustomed to/what is convenient and not awake enough to talk myself into trying something else.
Robot-mode can be a good thing, though, like when I get in the habit of going to the gym first thing in the morning (before breakfast); I can get through a workout before I'm awake enough to talk myself out of going.
Once breakfast has worked its magic and perked me up, however, I can think of all-too-many reasons to skip the gym, or alternative foods to crave.
For me, it's a digestion thing. I'm very limited in what I can eat in the morning without getting massively sick. (Pretty much just whole grains.) My family actually gets really annoyed with me because I don't add more ~variety~ to my breakfast.
Meanwhile, we seem to rotate the same three dinners over and over again, so...
you're at your best (supposedly) in the early morning. You haven't met with any "jerks" who do nothing but cause you trouble. And you haven't been chewed-out my a narrow-minded teacher or office manager who didn't try to understand why you did extra work simply because you wanted to. And at the end of the day, you and I are spent, beaten-down and ready to stand against anymore junk.
I know that a lot of people that go to work and/or school on a regular basis, look at the whole "getting out of bed and starting the day" scenario, as a daily routine. So, with that being said, why not look at breakfast as a routine day-starter? I remember when I had a regular Monday through Friday routine, for example, the breakfast I had during the weekend when I was off, was always different than the typical grub I'd have during the week, if that makes any sense. Personally, I just have orange juice for breakfast and eat more as the day progresses. In less words, I'm a big fan of big suppers! I work night-shift, so I'm eating my best meal of the day while many of y'all are catching the early afternoon sun; ha!
This is a damn good question! Why is that? I personally am not one of those picky ninny's who complains about eating leftovers or the same thing two or even three days in a row. I had the privilege at one time when I was a teen to be so poor I spent most of my time eating rice. Rice with spam, rice with canned veggies, rice with hot sauce, rice with...well, anything that you can find that is not a meal on its own. Having been to that level of need I take nothing for granted and everything is a gift.
As far as the picky ninny's go I am literally surrounded by them! Of my sweetheart's five kids each and every one was a picky little ungrateful ??!!##, well you get the idea, they are grown now and they have not changed. Its so easy to be picky when you arent the one paying for the food and doing the shopping. Reality is something picky ninny's seem to ignore up until the last minute of need and then they stand there and act like they made some great discovery. News flash! You were always an idiot, get over yourself and deal with what you have!
Sorry, this is a sore spot for me. Another good example I have are single adult men with no relationships and men who were the only child. I have friends in both these categories and they are all picky little girls! I can only explain their mindset by saying they are used to getting things done their way, when they want it. Like spoiled children or squemish little girls they let the smallest details get under their skin. I often wonder what is going to happen to these effete' ladies when the shit finally goes down and we are fighting for survival. I know one thing, I won't mind eating whatever I can cook. They on the other hand are going to starve or die trying to get the last steak from the grocery store freezer.
Good question. Why don't we eat the same foods for breakfast that we eat for lunch and dinner?
I think it's just part of someone's morning ritual. Some people have pretty strict morning rituals and it ruins the rest of their day if they mess that routine up.
I'm so busy I find that I eat the same thing for one or two meals every day. It's just easier to not to have to think about it so I plan something simple. Usually I eat a combination of greek/plain yoghurt with banana or fruit daily as one of those meals. Boring but efficient and healthy!
Actually breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, even though there is not much variation in what I eat. I am not sure why that is. I guess it's because I watch my weight. They say you can eat pretty much anything you want for breakfast but you should be careful with what you eat at night so it makes breakfast much more fun for me!
I don't, lol. I eat the same meals day in and day out at the exact same times each day and have done so for the past two years.
Because we are half asleep and usually in a hurry, So we don't have time to complain.
Interesting! I never really thought about this, but it's totally true. I tend to be barely awake when I eat breakfast, and so I will take anything that's available and easy. Maybe our minds just aren't awake enough to protest yet?
I can only speak for myself when I answer this. I do not eat the traditional breakfast each day. I really don't much like typical breakfast fare and am easily bored so I usually eat whatever sounds good for breakfast. It could be a sandwich or leftovers from dinner.
Just as some of us take the same route to work, meals can become almost methodical, ritualistic: a comfort to prepare and as trusty as Old Yeller. As it turns out, we really are creatures of habit.
Who eats the same breakfast everyday? I vary mine. Sometimes it's oatmeal, sometimes it's cold cereal. Another day might see scrabbled eggs with ham and a tortilla. Cheese and crackers are also tasty in the morning. How about a piece of French bread with a bit of butter. Or an English muffin with egg and bacon?
There are lot's of different foods you can eat for breakfast. Too many from just the variety I eat to list here.
actually, that's what I hate about breakfast...it's pretty much the same thing all the time. I love lunch and dinner best because the variety is endless!!!!
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