Satisfying the reptilian impulse

My latest guilty pleasure is filling, juicy and appeases what I think of as the reptilian satisfaction principle: The desire to eat something large and distinct that you know will hold you for awhile, as opposed to mammal-style grazing.

Yes, now that you ask, it does feel rather wasteful to dump raw oats into an entire 15-ounce can of juice-packed peaches for an on-the-go breakfast or lunch. But if you’re going to satisfy a base impulse, you could do a whole lot worse…

Whichever one of these reptiles prevails is gonna be full for a long time…. Photo by Lori Oberhofer of the National Park Service in Everglades National Park, made available via wikimedia commons.

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