A recent NY Times article by Nicholas Bakalar "Bigger Breakfast, Bigger Daily Calorie Count" reminded me of a posting I blogged on 7/29/08.
In it I observed that when I ate breakast I seemed to nibble / nosh throughout the rest of the day. I lamented that my "will power" seemed to be rather lame when I ate breakfast.
Bakalar's article was less philosophical but equally condeming of the "sacred cow" of eating a "good" breakfast. He notes that those who indulge do NOT eat any less throughout the day than those who do not eat breakfast. So in essence breakfast merely adds calories to the daily total.
The lesson here? Perhaps none other than its OK if not absolutely important to question so-called "sacred cows". The Buddha himself was famous for advocating the questioning of every belief.