Okay, one eats for energy, proteins, vitamins, minerals etc. But why get those by systematically and painfully eating 3 or more meals a day?
Tigers don’t eat thrice a day. The intelligent beings hunt, eat their fill, and enjoy life for days together and hunt again only when hungry. Why don’t humans follow this extremely successful model?
If the idea is to keep energy level constant through the day, why not just eat one nutritious meal a day and keep drinking glucose through the day? If Anna Hazare can go days without food and the yogis that India is famous for can live on air(!), can’t we live on a single meal a day? Of course we can!
Then, why the hell don’t we?
- People don’t like work. They don’t like to be productive through the day. They need breaks.
- If people have nothing worthwhile to do, they get bored of entertaining themselves constantly. They need breaks.
- People like thinking about food and what they would eat next.
Before the era of internet, broadband, facebook, farmville, google chat and blogs, they had no way of taking breaks easily and often, especially without others that they are taking breaks. Also, they wanted everyone to think that they take breaks only for absolute necessities. More importantly, they wanted to live in denial – fooling themselves that they never take breaks unnecessarily.
Since they loved eating food and thinking about food, they came up with this brilliant idea of using food as excuse for breaks!
Alas, the day has come when can get all the breaks readily on computers, phones and tablets.
Let us embrace glucose and do away with eating all the time. Remember – our bodies are not going to complaint, only our parents are. And one anyway knows how to deal with parental nagging.
Eat fewer times, save energy, save time.