Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chicken Licken & Foxy Loxy

What did you think of the Chicken Licken (AKA Chicken Little, Henny Penny) story when you were a kid? What do you think of it now as an adult? Chicken Licken honestly believed the sky was falling after the acorn fell on her head. I don't know if Chicken Licken investigated the situation before concluding the sky was falling on her head.
An acorn falling on a chicken's little tiny head could cause some severe head injuries resulting in mental issues too. I don't know if that's what happened. There was no way Loosey Goosey, Ducky Lucky and the gang could have known either.
Instead of blindly believing and following Chicken Licken, they could have looked up and checked for themselves if the sky was really falling.
Turkey Lurkey following blindly, I can understand. He has too much time on his hands anyway. Plus, he is always high from smoking that stuff, he will follow anybody anywhere!

Is there something you routinely do that you learnt from someone or somewhere, but you havent taken the time to look into how much it helps or harms you? Since you are thinking about it now, take the time to make any adjustments you deem necessary.
What do they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day? Well, not for me. I choose to skip breakfast regularly unless I feel the need for extra energy on random mornings. (kids, dont try that at home). Why do I skip breakfast? Breakfast pumps into my body, more calories than I need to get through the morning. It also makes me lethargic.

It is OK to listen to what people say and watch what others do. Just be sure to think about things you pickup before applying them to your life. It is YOUR life.


  1. Hey, I actually thought you were onto something there and I was gon congratulate you and all that until you mentioned the whole skipping breakfast thing. Feel free to investigate about breakfast being the most important meal of the day instead of just following what others are saying and write another piece (coming from an almost Dietitian).
    But I do quite agree with you on the following blindly stuff. It's amazing the sort of things that people believe in and do just cos someone said so.

  2. Your input is valuable, Efua, especially with your dietitian background.
    Help me out here. What do I lose when I skip breakfast? Food is primarily for fuel, right?
    Lets look at food as fuel for the body. I've realized that I have a steady amount of energy when I wake up, that gets me through a standard morning without having to eat breakfast.
    I eat breakfast on mornings that I have labor intensive work to do. Work that requires more energy than I typically use on a regular day.
    Eating breakfast when I dont need the extra fuel, has negative effects on me. I get sleepy at morning meetings, my waistline dissapears and the 1-pack abs appear.
    If I were a construction worker, I certainly wouldnt skip breakfast.
    That's just me.