Monday, March 21, 2011

Don't Skip Breakfast

Most people I've worked with don't seem to like to eat in the morning. If you skip breakfast or have a breakfast low or without enough protein you are really hurting yourself. Think of the word itself BREAK FAST. You are eating after being without food all night and hopefully since the last nights dinner (12-16 hours). Especially if you're weight training, you need to feed those muscles with protein. Skip breakfast and you'll probably will be short of the minimum requirement for the day. One key thing to remember is when you eat in the morning you jump-start your metabolism. Eat within the first hour after waking for the best results.
If you just don't want to eat in the morning, drink your breakfast. My favorite is whey isoloate protein powder and some OJ. If you want something low fat/high protein try cottage cheese. If you hate the taste of cottage cheese cover it with fruit. Another good idea if you have a little time is egg beaters. They taste a little bland so try the flavored ones (southwest) or spice them up with what ever you like. Your body can only assimilate 30-40 grams of protein at a sitting. Start the day with 30 grams and you should be good for the rest of the day.

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