You probably heard this a dozen times but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you eat for breakfast sets up your attention span and concentration for the entire day. Are you the type of person to eat toast or oats in the morning?
“A study in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that college students who skipped breakfast and ate their first meal at lunch consumed significantly more high-calories, high-carb foods than students who had eaten breakfast. More importantly, if they started eating a high carb food first, they consumed nearly 50 percent more calories of that type of food” (Poliquin Group, 2015).
Eating a breakfast that is high in protein and fats and low in carbs assists with greater fat loss, as it will set you up for greater meal satisfaction and lower calorie intake. Ideally a meat and nut breakfast would be the fastest way to achieve optimal leanness, energy and sustained mental focus. The meat allows for a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The nuts provide a great source of healthy smart fats that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time.
One of the other advantages of this system is that is reduces the development of food sensitivities which are known to increase cortisol in people.
Here are some breakfast options for you to try:
- 100 grams of lean mince pan fried in butter with spinach, onions 1 handful of pistachio nuts.
- 3 whole eggs (poached or boiled) on spinach with ½ an avocado and s small handful of cashews.
- 100 grams of salmon (pan fried) on kale with the addition of 1 handful of almonds.
But I don’t have time to cook in the morning!
First off, try starting your meat and nut breakfast on Saturday so you can get yourself into a routine for a couple of days before the week starts and also allows you to prepare food for the week ahead.
If you were still struggling than a good alternative to cooking breakfast, but still the protein and fat breakfast, would be a protein shake that consists of the following:
- 1 scoop of a low carb protein powder (whey or pea and rice), 1 cup of almond milk, ½ of water, 2 tablespoons of LSA nut mix
So if you’re looking for a change to the boring old toast or oats then try meats and nuts for breakfast, you will be surprise as to how good you will feel!