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Today’s post will cover more breakfasts that can not only negatively affect your chances of achieving your goal but also take you further away from your goal over time.
Poor Breakfast choice No.2:
The No Breakfast breakfast (not a typo).
This option is preferred by a large percentage of the UK population with the usual reasoning being:
A) Busy person / No time
* Could get up 10 mins earlier and goto bed 10 mins earlier…… OR make tomorrow’s brekky with tonight’s dinner if you catch my drift (this will cut down cooking/prep times and frequency.
B) “I’m on a diet and trying to lose weight so breakfast isn’t an option as i want to start the day losing weight”
Typically this type of person won’t eat till around 12-2 in the afternoon. Is constantly stressed and angry and they are constantly on a diet and probably doesn’t eat much at all and then a decent amount of anything they can grab from 2pm onwards. Will power isn’t an option in the 2nd half of the day as their body is in starvation mode whereby it is looking to STORE FAT…..which also unfortunately means that the sweets and sugary or savoury snacks are going to be a very attractive option.
This person also typically goes 16-18 hours each 24 hour period (factoring in sleep when we can’t eat) without eating food which you’d think would lose weight right?
Nope, unfortunately this misunderstood self-abuse is probably the main cause of the nations obesity due to metabolism crashing, and is certainly at least on a par with inactivity if not worse.
It is also very hard to train/move with no energy in the body….Just as it is also very hard for the body to do anything but use muscle (which is needed to maintain a higher metabolism) for fuel under this constant strain….Fat piles on and the body handles all foods poorly in this (accidentally / coincidentally) state.
Poor Breakfast Choice No.3
The WORKS Fry Up
This is on the list mainly due to method of cooking and some ingredients being poor
** Please note though, some elements of a “fry up” can be pretty healthy and just as tasty if modified which takes no effort **
Poor fry up choices include anything fried in unnatural oils that are modified and “fry up” foods that are highly processed such as:
- Breads (Salt, sugar and plenty of additives increasing heart disease/attack risk)
- Sausages (Effectively the Hooves, Eyes, Tail and Rear End of Pigs mixed with other stuff too)
- Hash Browns
- Battery hen eggs (chickens are overfed and stressed, they are sometimes fed steroid pellets to make them fatten up and drugs that increase their productivity, unfortunately those drugs end up in our bellies too and affect our health).
- Fried Mushrooms. (Mushrooms are good, but frying in man made oils is no good.
- Fried Eggs. (Same as mushrooms, eggs are great but frying is the worst option health wise).
The Alternative Healthy “Fry Up”:
- 2-4 Eggs (depending on goals and requirements): Boiled Or poached Or Scrambled (without milk) Or omellette’d.
- 1-2 rashers of Organic / (free roaming) bacon, grilled with a little coconut oil, palm oil or extra virgin olive oil.
- Tomatoes (either cold or grilled in same oils as above)
- Some Avocado (either a half or whole depending on dietary requirements for goal)
- A little tree of broccoli to help absorb the protein
- 20g to 35g of whole barley oats, whole porridge oats/oatmeal with water or almond milk (a nice healthy alternative to milk if you’re sceptical about cow’s milk).
* If you are a vegetarian, good natural protein alternatives are fish, lentils, pulses, natural (non diet) greek yoghurt, cottage cheese.
That volume of food may sound like a lot of food to some people. However that amount of fueling over the morning period is what the body is looking for IF you are active and IF you are looking to lean up and not allow the body to burn your own muscle stores as fuel.
Think about it for a second…… Would you drive 400 miles on an empty tank of petrol and then 200-300 miles into the journey place loads of rubish quality fuel in the tank?
Do i have to eat all that at once?
No, most people would struggle with that…..That could be spread over a couple of meals. Hopefully one meal not too long after waking and before activity / workout, and second meal after to aid recovery 2 hours after waking / upto 30 mins after training / initial activity.
Tomorrow we’ll be looking at fruit and fruit juices and their role in breakfast and other meals during the day.
Enjoy your healthy “fry-up” this weekend safe in the knowledge that it’s taking you closer to your goals rather than a step back