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(The Awl)   Cereal: It's not what's for breakfast anymore   (theawl.com ) divider line
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12283 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 May 2014 at 4:40 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-14 05:22:44 PM  
3 votes:

2 words...breakfast tacos.

F dat kiddie stuff.



ishouldcocoa.files.wordpress.com
2014-05-14 05:44:16 PM  
2 votes:
It's the most important meal of the day...

depot-express.com
2014-05-14 05:23:48 PM  
2 votes:

Maud Dib: 2 words...breakfast tacos.F dat kiddie stuff.

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Yes. That, without the tortillas. Useless calories.
2014-05-14 05:02:22 PM  
2 votes:
Not a good source of protein?  Article has never heard of Kashi?
2014-05-14 04:56:44 PM  
2 votes:
Agree with article. Cereal is what I eat at midnight, with almond milk. My current favs:

Kashi Berry Fruitful
Kashi oat flakes w/blueberry
Kashi raisin vineyard (you sensing a theme here?)
Trader Joe's Maple Pecan (not particularly healthy but tasty)
2014-05-14 04:50:19 PM  
2 votes:

Munchkin City Coroner: [media.heavy.com image 500x355]

GET IN MY BELLY!


That's one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.
2014-05-15 09:26:52 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, most cereal isn't all that good for you and serving size is typically something like 3/4 cup, 2/3 cup for granola cereal.  Nobody, and I mean nobody, eats that small of an amount.  Quick and convenient?  Sure, but after your blood sugar spikes and then crashes you'll be hungry again in an hour or two.

Also, cereal, like all high carb foods, seems to turn on the binge eating signals in your brain.  I can easily eat two or three bowls of cereal, whereas an omelette or a hard boiled egg or a steak is satisfying all on its own.

Cereal is basically the same thing as chips, crackers and cookies yet most people would consider that kind of breakfast unhealthy.  The difference: marketing.
2014-05-14 09:08:52 PM  
1 vote:

Gentoolive: Who the hell has time to eat breakfast.


People who wake up early. Like me. Breakfast is literally the only meal i refuse to skip, and 3/4 of the food in my house is breakfast related. But I suppose its not for everyone lol.
2014-05-14 07:55:31 PM  
1 vote:
For 95%+ of the stuff out there it would be healthier to eat the box rather than what is in the box.

ishootthepictures.files.wordpress.com
2014-05-14 07:44:55 PM  
1 vote:
My usual breakfast is a bagel with bacon and cheese accompanied by a pot of coffee.

Back when I had youth and energy, I could eat the good stuff like Blueberry Waffelos, Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, Count Chocula, anything with marshmallows, etc. Now, I need lame stuff like protein.

I really miss the days when I never worried about what I was eating.
2014-05-14 07:02:00 PM  
1 vote:
Laughing at all the people who think skipping breakfast is some how healthier than eating cereal.
2014-05-14 06:27:12 PM  
1 vote:
Cereal is a scam. Nothing heart healthy about cheerios, khashi, or shredded wheat. Eat some bacon and eggs.

Bulletproof coffee works too.
2014-05-14 06:05:46 PM  
1 vote:
Cereal is great anytime.
The biggest issue is that for each box we buy, we are getting rear ended by General Mills et al.
$5 for a box that contains less than $1 worth of actual cereal?!  it's insulting.
2014-05-14 05:40:07 PM  
1 vote:

UncomfortableSilence: dj_spanmaster: Maud Dib: 2 words...breakfast tacos.F dat kiddie stuff.

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Yes. That, without the tortillas. Useless calories.

Without the tortillas you'll have to use a fork like some sort of savage.


And you won't be able to eat them on the way to work.

\mind the dreaded salsa drip.
2014-05-14 05:06:22 PM  
1 vote:

CeroX: Because unless your younger than 12, who the fark wants to load up on sugar first thing in the morning only to crash out at 11am followed by an afternoon of milk farts...

I'll have eggs and coffee... thanks...


You apparently have something called "milk farts" but no such symptoms from eggs?

I'm sorry you're incapable of recognizing any cereals beyond Fruity Pebbles.
2014-05-14 05:01:21 PM  
1 vote:
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2014-05-14 04:56:13 PM  
1 vote:

Pokey.Clyde: CeroX: Because unless your younger than 12, who the fark wants to load up on sugar first thing in the morning only to crash out at 11am followed by an afternoon of milk farts...

Right, because there are no cereals out there that aren't loaded with sugar. Hell, the sweetest cereal I've ever eaten is Raisin Bran. I can't stand sugary cereals.

/and if you are so genetically inferior that you can't digest milk properly....well, sucks to be you


Protip: Carbs turn to sugar... and milk, while delicious, should only be used in cooking and coffee...
2014-05-14 04:55:05 PM  
1 vote:
Good. Cereal is a terrible thing to eat for breakfast with a couple of exceptions, one of them being Grape Nuts.
2014-05-14 04:53:41 PM  
1 vote:
Work day:  oatmeal at desk
Weekend (my place):  cereal (not chocolate frosted sugar bombs)
Weekend (her place):  probably egg sammiches (I cook)

Occasional dinner:  cereal (still no sugar bombs)
2014-05-14 04:49:41 PM  
1 vote:
From the comments:

www.theawl.com barnhouse (#1,326)

Pot legalization likely to reverse this trend.
Posted on May 14, 2014 at 9:47 am
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2014-05-14 04:48:34 PM  
1 vote:
There is some powerful smug resonating off of that article.
2014-05-14 04:48:21 PM  
1 vote:
My wife eats cereal any time of the day except breakfast.  Me, only breakfast...any other time is heresy.  And I only eat the ultimate Lutheran breakfast, shredded wheat. Skim milk, no sugar. Maybe slice a banana on it.
2014-05-14 04:48:08 PM  
1 vote:

mama2tnt: Who the fark can eat before noon on an empty stomach?

/Brunch ftw.


Yes, cereal real is only suitable for the servile classes. If I'm up before 10am something is wrong.
2014-05-14 04:47:26 PM  
1 vote:

mama2tnt: Who the fark can eat before noon on an empty stomach?


My guess is almost anyone, considering their stomach is empty.
2014-05-14 04:45:30 PM  
1 vote:
I think this guy would disagree with said article:
i1.kym-cdn.com
2014-05-14 04:44:40 PM  
1 vote:
Plain ol' Cheerios for me usually.

/maybe frosted mini wheats every now and then
//or cap'n crunch peanut butter crunch
2014-05-14 04:44:12 PM  
1 vote:
Because unless your younger than 12, who the fark wants to load up on sugar first thing in the morning only to crash out at 11am followed by an afternoon of milk farts...

I'll have eggs and coffee... thanks...
2014-05-14 04:44:00 PM  
1 vote:
Because it SUCKS anymore. Cereals that once filled you up (density-wise) are now all air and flavorless.
2014-05-14 04:43:35 PM  
1 vote:
leftover pizza.
2014-05-14 04:43:33 PM  
1 vote:
Sausage egg waffle.

None of that Masturbation Prevention for me.
2014-05-14 04:05:06 PM  
1 vote:
Bratwurst and eggs with Bulletproof Coffee.
2014-05-14 02:36:21 PM  
1 vote:
I'm partial to hummus, fresh fruit and good strong coffee.
 
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