A Brief History Of Breakfast™ And Why You Should Skip It.

Adam Lonergan
3 min readJun 25, 2019

By Adam Lonergan, CPT | AdLoFitness.com

Joe Caveman couldn’t just wake up and eat, he had to work for it.

Breakfast is not “the most important meal of the day.” It never has been. That old saying came from Kellogg’s cereal in 1917 as part of a marketing campaign to sell corn flakes. With its success, other food companies followed suit and here we are today.

(The Kellogg brothers were also religious nuts who got people to believe their cereal would stop masturbation and bring you closer to god… It was a weird time back then.)

What exactly is breakfast? Literally speaking, it means break the fast, the first thing you eat after fasting. But due to century-old marketing and “sponsored research” 💰 from a multibillion-dollar industry, people often associate Breakfast™ with a list of prescribed foods you’re “supposed” to eat first thing every morning — or else!

Think about it. For most of human history, grocery stores did not exist. We had to hunt and gather our own food. We evolved to be able to function without food for extended periods of time. If we had to eat every morning or “three square a day,” we would have gone extinct a long time ago. This modern eating pattern came from advertising and the industrial revolution — not necessity.