If you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’re perpetuating a “dogmatic adherence to mealtimes” that is “anti-science, racist, and might actually be making you sick,” according to Mother Jones senior editor Kiera Butler.
Citing historian and author Abigail Carroll, author of “Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal,” Butler outlines how European settlers arrived in American and “imported their meal habits,” similar to the one many still have today.
“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 opinion piece reads.
Carroll reportedly told Mother Jones that the Europeans interpreted the native Americans’ eating habits as “evidence that natives were uncivilized.”
“Civilized people ate properly and boundaried their eating, thus differentiating themselves from the animal kingdom, where grazing is the norm,” the author said, adding that Europeans even watched Native Americans eat “as a form of entertainment.”
Are you now moved to change your eating habits?