What is your breakfast like? Take another look at your breakfast plate or bowl? Will it get you through your busy morning? What is the macro split? Is it predominantly carbs? Loaded with sugars and preservatives? If so, do yourself a favour and pick up your bowl and take it to the bin along with the box it came from and throw them both out promising yourself never to buy boxed food again!!! Why? There is no good coming out of a cardboard box. And by good I mean no health benefits, no nutrients and absolutely no sustainable energy for your body to start the day let alone finish it off with a bang! So get rid of the cardboard box and if by some unfortunate chance you are adding skim milk with it, throw it too please!! Two big no, no’s here. One you are eating sugar for breakfast if you are eating cereal from a cardboard box. Where are the nutrients that are going to be your energy source? Honestly how are you going to get through your morning running off sugar? What do you think your concentration will be like? Non-existent that is what it will be. And two, skim milk! Really? Skim milk is the least favourable option when it comes to milk. All they simply have done is taken out the “good fats” that help us stay fuller for longer and also contains a good source of protein and added it with, you guessed it artificial colours and flavourings. More sugar in other words. So stop pouring sugar into a bowl and topping it up with more sugar and expect to have a productive morning at the office or home with the kids. You can forget about being a good mood because you’re not going to have the energy to pull through your morning tasks let alone the rest of your day.
SO, here is what you need to do instead. Go to the cupboard and get a plate not a bowl. You need to fill that plate up with mostly protein and fats! What is that exactly?
- Protein smoothie
- Dark leafy greens
- Coconut yoghurt
- Almond/coconut milk
- Almond butter
So on your plate you need a source of protein to help with strength, fats to help with concentration and a smaller portion or no carbohydrates (depending on your personal health goals and if you want to lose weight or gain muscle!) as to whether you add carbs to your breakfast or not. By swapping your breakfast for better more quality sourced fats and proteins you will find that energy levels will rise, mood will improve and hunger pains decrease. It is all a matter of changing one habit at a time and if you can change the habit of something super quick and low to no nutrients in it whatsoever to something full of nutrients and quality sources of fuel for the body then you can expect to see a change.
Why is it that we choose something that is quick and easy over something that is packed with the right source of macronutrients?? It is habit. If we can change this one bad habit and choose better sourced foods, then that is a start and will help you on your way to a better and more productive day. You just need to start from the start and that’s with breakfast. Or even one step before breakfast and really start on the right foot with two glasses of lemon water to help kick start your metabolism for the day. The choice is yours and it all start at breakfast, give yourself a helping hand with dishing up a good hardy breakfast because as if our lives aren’t busy enough and if we aren’t eating the right things how do you expect your body to get you through?? Choose wisely, you only have one body to live in so take care of it. Breakfast is a great place to start.
If you are having trouble with your nutrition and need help from a health professional do not hesitate to contact us here at Real Fitness Training. We can point you in the right direction. We are a health and wellness studio that focuses on nutrition, movement, education and mindset. We’re not just about strength training.
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