Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Unless you're Meredith Vieira of the Past, one we hardly knew, whose wake-up snack of choice was a smoke and a soda.
Meredith sat in for Kathie Lee Wednesday, and joined Hoda and Sara for a "What the What" segment. Sara showed them a funny picture of a gas station candy shelf labeled "BREAKFAST," which inspired Meredith to confess a horrifying morning routine that, thankfully, she abandoned long ago.
"When I was a smoker, I started every day with a Tab and a cigarette," she said. (For you youngsters: Tab is a saccharin-sweetened diet soda that was all the rage around the time that one-shoulder sweatshirts and Jazzercise were hot.)
We're glad she gave up this icky (if very '80s glam) habit.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY contributor who allows herself the occasional breakfast soda.
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