Good morning to you!
Have you ever noticed how an oft-repeated saying somehow turns into FACT? Sometimes it’s a good thing, but often times these “facts”–especially regarding fitness and nutrition–are over played.
Let’s look at breakfast. I’m sure that as a child you were told, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” and that you should eat a big breakfast first thing upon waking up. I agree that breakfast is important (as are lunch, dinner and any other time you eat) and if you’re not working out, you should eat first thing.
But let’s take breakfast off its pedestal. It doesn’t have to be some huge, elaborate meal. Sure there is a nutrition strategy I recommend for very busy people: eat a huge breakfast, then eat only 1-2 additional times later on through out the day. My theory (which is proven through client’s results) is that chances are these people normally would skip breakfast, maybe grab some fast food (yes, even egg whites at Dunkin’ Donuts are garbage), and then eat a huge meal when they get home. To break that horrible pattern, eating a big but healthy meal will provide your body with plenty of protein and good fats to metabolize over the day.
Back to my point: small, healthy breakfasts are extremely effective as long as they follow these rules:
- Consumed withing 30 minutes of waking
- Accompanied by 18-32 oz of water
- Includes protein, fiber and good fat
Here are some ideas:
- ¼ cup of cashews and a apple or handful of berries
- Two hard-boiled eggs and a apple or handful of berries
- PBJ shake: 1 tsp organic peanut butter, a handful of berries, and almond or coconut milk
- Protein shake: 1 Scoop of protein powder, a handful of berries, and almond or coconut milk
Boom! That’s it.
Don’t tell me you don’t have time. The only breakfast idea above that takes more than 2 minutes is hard-boiled eggs, so boil one dozen Sunday night and you are good for the week.
What do you eat for breakfast? I”m sincerely curious and here to help, respond back!
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Here’s to getting you in awesome shape,