At Strictly Bootcamp and Limitless Fitness PT Gym, we get asked many times each day things like “I eat such and such for breakfast is that okay”. If we had a pound for each time, we’d be able to buy at least 100 ab-rockers from the shopping channel!!! (has anyone ever actually used it more than twice lol).
So i thought i’d help out on the great breakfast debate and add my 2 pence worth
As we live in a convenience society that seems to have even more convenience added each week, we can easily get a bit LAZIER each week…..Yep i said it….. you, me and your cat can get lazy.
SO we want to hear that the breakfast foods we already consume regularly are going to take us quickly to our goals. Unfortunately all you have to do is look around you and see that people that eat the same breakfasts as us most often don’t have the body shape that we want.
Sure that isn’t the only decent indicator of bodyshape. However it’s pretty important because us creatures of habit can tend to have a better day nutritionally, movement wise, mood wise and just about every other way i can think of by getting a healthy balanced brekky in.
What that technically does is greatly improve our chances of having a “Good day” which in turn enhances the odds of us gaining some consistency and making good habits stick by repetition.
So today we’re going to look at the nutrition in some of the nations favourite breakfast foods….
I’ll then try and explain what the body will be looking for first thing to function well and to help you get to your fitness/toning/muscle-building goals.
Finally i’ll offer up a few solutions / alternatives that will help you achieve those goals.
Okay, let’s get started:
Nation’s favourite No.1:
Cereals with milk (semi-skimmed or skimmed)
Cereal is the ultimate convenience food. You can wake up with your head on back-to-front and still be able to make cereal in 1 minute. It has 2 ingredients cereal and milk (or does it?) and is quick’n’easy.
Cereals tend to have plenty of processed carbs and unnatural sugars or sweeteners (which are pretty much as bad as sugars or even less natural and worse).
This makes them be able to be preserved longer in storage or on the supermarkets shelves. This means they are more profitable. It also makes them more addictive to people who regularly consume unnatural sugars multiple times each and every day (most people in Western World). Please note some people will despise the taste of these and they are people with high insulin sensitivity levels which basically means they never or rarely touch unnatural sugars….Eg Indigenous tribes-people in some smaller less developed rural areas of the world than the UK. So to mimic this truly you’d need to lose unnatural sugars from your diet for over 30 days+ to possibly dislike it to taste physically.
Cereals not only have sugars which make our body go out of a fat-burning homeostasis. They are also typically 90%+ processed carbohydrate based, which not only means they are what are considered unhealthy carbs, but also these form a very unbalanced meal. Balanced meals tend to have at least 20-25% of each of the following macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats (natural fats are essential also to slim and tone up or build muscle…That’s good Mmmmckay!).
UNWANTED:- Cereal Killer let off for Good Behaviour and Contributions towards Lowering Bromley’s Heart Attack Rate!!!
Couple semi-skimmed milk with cereal and you’d be lucky if the meal has 12% protein in it and 88% carbs, sure you won’t have much fat in it….But unlucky those processed carbs and tampered milk are only gonna send the body into a state of malnourishment (when the body struggles to find good untampered natural foods) and those ingredients will usually be hitting your hips, tummy and love handles as you guessed it fat.
Why, why, why Andy…..Why me?????
Well it’s simple really, if the body is malnourished it tends to believe you’re in big trouble….. That perhaps you broke your leg hunting and couldn’t find any real food….Or perhaps that you got lost and had no food…..
Your body will now start doing two things which go against pretty much most people’s goals…..
1) It will derive energy by breaking down lean muscle (which lowers your metabolism and gives your doctor a great excuse to tell you that you have a slow metabolism and innactive thyroid’s which are both true).
2) Your body will start stockpiling fat in the aforementioned areas to keep your malnourished ass warm and alive another day.
Tomorrow i’ll send through a few more poor brekky choices, the basic science behind how the body receives them and some better choices which are not only tasty but turn your butt into a fat-burning machine.
Enjoy your training sessions today and think about what the weekend usually means to you nutrition or malnutrition wise, maybe it can be tweaked little by little, maybe not.
Feel free to email me to discuss and remember if you have an unmotivated (ahem…lazy-ass) friend, hubby, wife, dog or cat send their email over and i’ll book them in for either our:
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2) A free Limitless Fitness PT consultation with myself in January 2013 ONLY, in my private studio!
We have some crazy value 30% off personal training offers on at the moment that won’t be there next month, so hurry and get your partner back up and close to your sexiness rating level 😉
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