Wednesday 14 August 2013
Why Can't I Eat Cake For Breakfast?
Yesterday I was idly and mildly discussing dieting (or lack of it) with a friend of mine. She agreed with me that I was hardly likely to lose weight if I ate cake for breakfast, as I did yesterday. But then I thought about it. Why not?
The body doesn't know it's getting two Fabulous Bakin' Boys Strawberries and Cream Mini Cupcakes, does it? It just knows it's getting carbohydrates and sugar. If I'd given it two slices of toast and jam ('acceptable' breakfast, though admittedly not if you want to lose weight), it would be no more happy.
It's a bit like kedgeree. That's normal for breakfast. But if you said you were having egg curry and rice as your first meal of the day, people would think you were weird.
I used to know a chap who, because of a brain injury, had no sense of taste. However, he could detect sweetness, so sweet stuff was what he liked. Several times, in restaurants, he would order a pudding for all three courses. Occasionally the waiting staff were rude enough to remark on it. He had crap teeth, by the way.
Right, must be off and get some lunch. Ham salad roll and a Weightwatcher's desert. Or a custard slice. What the hell, eh?
(ps, the icing on the FBB cupcakes tastes just like those Pink Panther bars you could get when I were a lass. Champion!)