Health and Fitness

What is the Breakfast of Champions?

The slogan ‘Breakfast of Champions’ can lead to several connotations. It was initially taken from the promotional slogan for the Wheaties brand of breakfast cereal which was known for having popular athletes on its packaging and boasting that they had the product for breakfast, suggesting that it really helped them become winners. It soon became a relatively ironic expression or slang for any food or drink that would be commonly regarded as unhealthy. This is particularly the situation if one consumes it for breakfast or early in the day frequently. As an example some people joke about a morning routine as the Breakfast of Champions is a thing the daily morning practice of needing a few cigarettes and a couple mugs of coffee to obtain the fix of nicotine and caffeine so that you can face your day. For others it may mean the regular eating of a similar breakfast every day, like bacon and eggs. Some suggest they desire their Breakfast of Champions to effectively wake up in the morning and to get their bowels moving prior to facing the day ahead.

As opposed to that, the Breakfast of Champions is also a 1973 novel also known as Goodbye Blue Monday an American writer Kurt Vonnegut. The story is set in the imaginary town of Midland City and it tells the tale of two lonely, skinny, fairly old white men on a world which was dying. One of those men, Dwayne Hoover, is a Pontiac dealer owns a Burger Chef business who becomes obsessed with the imaginary writings of Kilgore Trout, taking what his science fiction works for a literal reality. As the story begins, Trout goes to Midland City for a conference appearance where he meets Dwayne Hoover and Dwayne is inspired to run amok following that. It really is not that clear in the novel what the title of the book has to do with the popular use of the expression, breakfast of champions.

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