You have heard it thousands of time before – but it is true – breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Too many people skip breakfast – but if you are serious about losing weight (or bodyfat) then you should definitely make time to eat breakfast. It’s time to kiss your cereal goodbye! The question then is what should you eat for breakfast?
Now if you have read my blog before you should know a little about the roles the Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates play – if you haven’t i suggest you read: Nutrition Basics 1 + 2 and the Truth about Carbs.
Now we understand the roles and what constitutes P, F & C – now it is time to get practical. I rate eggs as number one because they are by far the easiest way to incorporate protein into your diet. There are many fallacies in relation to the number of eggs you should be eating – but I really don’t believe that it is a big problem.
Check out the rest of my list. Elevation Performance’s top breakfast foods:
|1. Eggs||1. Spinach||1. Butter|
|2. Minute Steak||2. Zucchini||2. Avocado|
|3. Bacon||3. Tomato||3. Coconut Butter|
|4. Salmon / Sardines||4. Broccoli||4. Raw Nuts|
|5. Chicken||5. Sourdough Bread||5. Fish Oils|
Eggs are great with on toast – however the type of bread is really important and most of the time you are better of skipping the bread and going for something like spinach or grilled tomato as you source of carbohydrate. Eggs are so versatile and you can have poached, hard / soft boiled, scrambled or even an omelette.
Flesh proteins aren’t normally associated with breakfast but foods like minute steak, chicken and fish etc – are fast, easy and rich sources of protein that will keep you full for 3 – 4 hours – which is what you want from your first meal of the day. Season these with some organic sea salt and feel free to add vegetables and avocado or nuts for texture and flavor.
We know that eating too many carbohydrates puts us on the blood sugar roller coaster – therefore eating a high protein high fat breakfast is a much smarter option – yes carbs are important but you need to choose them very carefully. Beware of the traps and pitfalls that can come with breakfast – kick your body into a fat burning machine not a fat storing machine.