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LD 53: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal
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  • started in the middle ages, Europe
  • Europeans considered the natives who did not have meal time as uncivilized. Civilized people ate at meal time, differentiating them from animals where grazing is the norm.
  • Pre industrial revolution, breakfast was cold dishes, lunch was a heavier meal, cooked, dinner was similar to breakfast
  • Post industrial revolution, people work away from home, so lunch became a more casual affair and dinner was the cooked meal
  • Folks were still easting as much as when they were farming so nutritionists began advising for a lighter breakfast, Kellogs jumped onto this an introduced corn flakes
  • Then fruit-growers associated sized the opportunity to market fruit juices which contains the newly discovered vitamins
  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, no scientific backing, no effect on metabolism or weight loss
  • 3 v 6 meals, 2 v 5 meals, no weight or hormonal differences
  • periodic fasting seems to have some positive benefits
  • Eat when you feel hungry

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