Some Food for Thought… | Breakfast

Right now I’m laying in my bed at 10:30 on a Wednesday morning. I should be in New York City, working at my internship, already wondering when it’s time for lunch, but I’m not. I woke up this morning a little before 4A.M. feeling extremely sick and decided to take a sick day. I’ve been up ever since.

As fun as binge-watching Survivor all day sounds, I figured I’d take a break from my riveting television festivities to give my blog some love and jot a few thoughts down. I actually have no idea what I’m going to say, so let the word vomit begin.

First, let’s talk about breakfast. I’ve always been a cereal lover and can always count on a bowl of Kashi’s Go Lean to put a smile on my face.

While it’s certainly a far cry from most of the sugary cereals that dominate the shelves of grocery stores, like Cocoa Puffs or Frosted Flakes, I admit that it’s not exactly what you would call healthy. Yes, it’s high in fiber and contains a good amount of protein, but at the end of the day, it’s really just a bundle of refined carbs. For lunch or dinner, this would absolutely NOT fly with me. I make sure I have an abundance of vitamins and minerals and all that good stuff. But for breakfast I seem to make a weird exception and I’m not sure why. I guess it’s just because that’s the way I grew up.

Today, however, I decided to have a gigantic sweet potato for breakfast instead, and let me tell you, it was amazing.


Not only is the taste an A+ in my book, but it felt so great to start off my day eating a whole food and  real carbohydrates. Not to mention, I ate that potato hours ago and I’m still full. Had this been another day of me eating cereal, I would’ve been hungry for lunch quite some time ago.

With that being said, don’t count on seeing me swap out my cereal for potatoes any time soon. It’s just not feasible for me right now for a number of reasons.
(1) When I eat too many sweet potatoes, the beta-carotene makes my skin turn orange. Yuck.
(2) It would be way too expensive. One sweet potato could cost as much as an entire box of cereal.
(3) Sometimes I just want my bowl of cereal!


It just got me thinking that it’s weird how unhealthy breakfast is and always has been for me. Like who made this rule that you can’t have vegetables for breakfast? There are so many things that we do/say that we don’t even question simply because they’re considered a “norm” in our culture. It’s just weird and got me thinking and now I don’t even know what I’m saying and I’m going to end this potato tangent right now…ha. Just some food for thought. Pun 100% intended.

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2 thoughts on “Some Food for Thought… | Breakfast

  1. Clancy, I am sorry to hear that you are ill and I hope that you recover well. I got up at 6:30 am today and I took a small nap sometime after getting up, but not before having some coffee.

    Today’s breakfast consisted of a pepperoni, bacon, onion and green pepper pizza, along with more coffee and some Powerade.
    Today’s lunch consisted of a cheeseburger with *bacon*, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and mayo. It was quite a tasty treat.

    Now I’m just sipping on some Pibb Xtra soda while sitting behind a computer as a part of my work study job. And with that, I would like to thank you for updating your blog and giving me some entertainment. xoxo

  2. Hi Clancy, just discovered your universe of word vomit today. Just wanted to say what a great job you’re doing.

    Eating less trick #10 – are you even hungry? or just bored? YES! When I’m at my place my daily calorie intake can sometimes be pretty lean, but when I’m at mom’s on Sundays, or family parties, it can be non-stop eating and for sure it’s partly because I’m bored. I also think it’s an innate human thing. Some animals groom: they lick themselves, they lick each other. Humans mostly don’t do that. But we still do oral stuff. So it might be food, drink, smoking, but we are often compelled to do something oral, particularly in social situations. I forget which number what “give up your weakness item” but that’s interesting. I can eat a lot of chips. IDK if want to give them up. Hmm… it might be a good idea…

    “Why you’re not pretty” was great. Really nice insights.

    I love the blog and all your other platforms. I teach art at CSU Long Beach. I teach a lot of shy freshmen. Sometimes I make them do vlogs which most of them hate. You’re sharing some nice information and inspiration in your vlogs, but you’re also developing such great communication skills. I wish I knew how to help students find your confidence and charisma.

    Oh, BTW, on your contact page, your Twitter link actually goes to your Instagram.

    Happy to discover your work today Clancy, keep going!

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