Liberals Slam “3 Meals a Day” Doctrine as Racist

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Mother Jones isn’t typically known for their health and nutrition articles, so you knew something was up the moment they published an op-ed on the wisdom of eating three square meals a day. Dietitians have long encouraged Americans to think beyond the boundaries of this tradition; for many years, the trend was to fight hunger with smaller, more frequent meals. But as was obvious from the subtitle to the piece, this isn’t just about what’s good for your waistline.

Kiera Butler’s article is titled “Why You Should Stop Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner,” but it’s subtitle reads: Dogmatic adherence to mealtimes is anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick. Anti-science? Okay, we’ll see what Butler has found to back that up. Completely plausible, though, because we engage in many traditions that aren’t exactly backed by research. Might actually be making you sick? Fine, fine, we’ll see. Racist?

Racist?

As atheists are fond of parroting, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Let’s see what kind of evidence Mother Jones has found to back up the claim that adhering to a three-meals-a-day schedule makes you a racist.

The bulk of the article’s evidence is pulled from Abigail Carroll’s book, Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal. And it is Carroll who insists that European settlers marveled at the eating habits of Native Americans:

They observed that the eating schedule of the native tribes was less rigid—the volume and timing of their eating varied with the seasons. Sometimes, when food was scarce, they fasted. The Europeans took this as “evidence that natives were uncivilized,” Carroll explained to me in an email. “Civilized people ate properly and boundaried their eating, thus differentiating themselves from the animal kingdom, where grazing is the norm.”

Fascinating stuff. I’m reminded of historian Roger Ekrich, who found that our ancestors kept very different sleep schedules to the one we commonly follow today. Instead of sleeping in one uninterrupted chunk, humans used to divide their nighttime rest into two distinct episodes, often getting things done in between their dual slumbers. We take many of our cultural norms for granted, assuming that it’s always been this way, rarely asking an important underlying question: why?

But while it may be instructive to examine the reasons behind breakfast, lunch, and dinner, trying to link it to racism is a stretch that even the left rarely attempts. And this is a group of idiots who once claimed that it was racist for Republicans to support Herman Cain.

Europeans didn’t change their eating because of Native Americans. They merely kept eating the way they always had. The article goes on to make a decent case against this way of eating, but none of it has to do with racism or a hatred of Native Americans.

Alas, if you want to appear enlightened amongst your liberal friends, tell them you stopped eating breakfast in honor of our nation’s shameful, genocidal history. The heroes of this warped ideology seem to be those who are utterly indistinguishable from those mocking them.

19 Comments
  1. Yadja says

    My mother beat cancer and lived 30 years after her dire diagnosis and prognosis.

    She became a nutritionist and herbalist. Her mantra was if it is not of this earth don’t put it in your body. If you can’t pronounce the ingredients or additives don’t use it.

    Eat real food and eat as much as you need for your lifestyle and especially we need protein.

    Food is fuel if not used it causes problems.

    It is really simple.

    1. Conservative says

      Sounds great to me. Only eat what God has provided us!

      1. Yadja says

        When you do a body cleanse and there are many out there, then begin to eat good foods and stop the sugar, cokes, candies, cookies and eat real butter, real food you would be amazed at the change in your skin all over your body. Add to it some weight training and walking and the outcome is weight loss, glossy hair, good strong bones, teeth, gums.

        Must add the essential fatty acids. If you look at the contents in the diets of show animals you will find all the things we need. Our pets eat better than we do.

        Good books on natural medications and an understanding of herbs and our bodies on the microbiological level and your on a roll.

        There was a writer for Esquire Magazine who followed the Bible’s rules on food and studied the natural medications for one year and now writes articles on how it changed his life and he answers questions about all things and he bases his answers on the Bible.

      2. Yadja says

        When you do a body cleanse and there are many out there, then begin to eat good foods and stop the sugar, cokes, candies, cookies and eat real butter, real food you would be amazed at the change in your skin all over your body. Add to it some weight training and walking and the outcome is weight loss, glossy hair, good strong bones, teeth, gums.

        Must add the essential fatty acids. If you look at the contents in the diets of show animals you will find all the things we need. Our pets eat better than we do.

        Good books on natural medications and an understanding of herbs and our bodies on the microbiological level and your on a roll.

        There was a writer for Esquire Magazine who followed the Bible’s rules on food and studied the natural medications for one year and now writes articles on how it changed his life and he answers questions about all things and he bases his answers on the Bible.

  2. Buckeye conservative says

    The attempt to link eating habits to racism is beyond silly. The article rightly points out the 3/day was the British way. I won’t even think about commenting on the benefits or lack of them for three meals daily, but merely eating when “hungry” would not work well in a modern, industrialized, regimented society. Oh, I have to go get something to eat – – I feel hungry – – – stop the line. Fine to do if you are merely subsisting on what you hunt and gather yourself.

    1. Conservative says

      I’ll bet millions of our brave men and women serving now or earlier, often in combat, longed for at least on meal they could gulp down before being gunned down.

      What is the matter with the Liberals that they keep digging up such ridiculous issues to divert attention from the major issues facing the world today? So pathetic that stupidity reigns among the simple who are so easily led.

  3. raziel71 says

    Each day the leftards amaze me more with their infinite capacity to see racism and other stupid things out of the ordinary. It is almost as the only thing they do is daydream about non existent things and add their twisted mind-fantasy world like thinking to reality. They dont use facts but obscure anecdotes from some leftard book, and when shown real evidence then they start insulting everyone and calling them racist and bigots. There is a party for the mentally ill and is called the leftards democrat party.

    1. Conservative says

      Also known as Communists and Socialists.

  4. Alleged Comment says

    Someone pointed out in the Bible that God fed the prophet Elijah TWO MEALS A DAY. Once in the morning and once in the evening.

    There is NO NEED FOR LUNCH and it was designed to create the billion dollar restaurant industry and add billions in pounds to our waste line and employ millions of useless employees at noon, not to mention waste millions of productive man hours creating fat lazy people after lunch.

    1. Conservative says

      I guess human nature never changes. Remember how they began to complain to God that ‘they were better off as slaves in Egypt’ because there they had tastier and more food as slaves. Even the Masters feed their animals.

    2. Yadja says

      Then you don’t eat lunch and leave the rest of us alone.

      1. Alleged Comment says

        HEY! That’s exactly what I do with fat lazy people. Particularly after lunch!

        1. Yadja says

          Get a job and keep your nose out of others personal lives.

          I believe in taking responsibility for your life.

          1. Alleged Comment says

            Then stop trying to share that big fat burger of yours with me.

          2. Yadja says

            I don’t see people insisting you eat three meals a day or insisting you eat what they think you should.

            But I do see where Michelle Obama who eats 500 dollar a pound Kobe beef and wines that cost more a bottle along with wonderfully made foods daily telling our schools what to feed our children.

            Her children go to Private Schools and eat fabulous meals daily which include lunch.

            Again you take care of your life and stay out of ours.

  5. Conservative says

    O.K. convince all men, women and children to skip breakfast, people will not have the energy to do their jobs, children will not learn as well and become restless and perhaps discipline problems and then everyone can gorge themselves on lunch, dinner and snacks while playing with computers or watching the mindless programs on TV or while sitting at the bars.
    Do you suppose it will help so many obese Democrats in Congress or perhaps their anointed candidate?

  6. dondehoff says

    Three meals a day, keeps one’s blood-sugar more balanced throughout the day and extending into the night time. With our modern way of life, and many working “swing-hours” or just “staying up” late at night , most everyone benefits from this constant flow of blood-sugar to the brain and muscles, especially those performing precise physical and serious mental activities. I recall back in the 1960’s I had a major military aircraft accident—after being “stabilized” one of the first questions I was ask, “what had I eaten in the hours before the accident?”. Modern life requires extended “brain work” and eating but one meal at random times, surely is not compatible with modern issues. I suspect the person(s) suggesting restricted eating has an objective of making “zombies” out of us, not unlike cattle in a “feedlot”—and if we “don’t behave”, we would not be fed. We can see evidence of this when observing the feeding of the many starving young people in Africa—they respond like obedient cattle.

  7. dondehoff says

    Three meals a day, keeps one’s blood-sugar more balanced throughout the day and extending into the night time. With our modern way of life, and many working “swing-hours” or just “staying up” late at night , most everyone benefits from this constant flow of blood-sugar to the brain and muscles, especially those performing precise physical and serious mental activities. I recall back in the 1960’s I had a major military aircraft accident—after being “stabilized” one of the first questions I was ask, “what had I eaten in the hours before the accident?”. Modern life requires extended “brain work” and eating but one meal at random times, surely is not compatible with modern issues. I suspect the person(s) suggesting restricted eating has an objective of making “zombies” out of us, not unlike cattle in a “feedlot”—and if we “don’t behave”, we would not be fed. We can see evidence of this when observing the feeding of the many starving young people in Africa—they respond like obedient cattle.

  8. dondehoff says

    Three meals a day, keeps one’s blood-sugar more balanced throughout the day and extending into the night time. With our modern way of life, and many working “swing-hours” or just “staying up” late at night , most everyone benefits from this constant flow of blood-sugar to the brain and muscles, especially those performing precise physical and serious mental activities. I recall back in the 1960’s I had a major military aircraft accident—after being “stabilized” one of the first questions I was ask, “what had I eaten in the hours before the accident?”. Modern life requires extended “brain work” and eating but one meal at random times, surely is not compatible with modern issues. I suspect the person(s) suggesting restricted eating has an objective of making “zombies” out of us, not unlike cattle in a “feedlot”—and if we “don’t behave”, we would not be fed. We can see evidence of this when observing the feeding of the many starving young people in Africa—they respond like obedient cattle.

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