Is it important to eat breakfast?
Some experts claim you have to eat as soon as you wake up, others profess fasting for longer is optimal.
Confused? We thought so.
One of the first changes we make with new clients is introducing a healthy meal when they wake up, in order to set themselves up for the rest of the day.
But we’re not talking sugary cereals or sticky jam on toast.
When we talk breakfast, we mean the good stuff!
Aim for a meal which is high in protein, such as a steak or eggs. The first thing you eat in the morning can set up your brain chemistry for the rest of the day. Consuming protein will optimise your dopamine neurotransmitters, which can play a key role in preventing brain fog and keeping your mind razor sharp.
Dependent on your physique, lifestyle and goals, you could consider adding slow releasing carbohydrates, such as sweet potato, red rice or quinoa.
Although today’s media and advertisements have made you believe otherwise, starting with a bowl of cereal or poptarts in the morning are NOT a good start to your day. High sugary foods will raise your blood glucose and insulin, not to mention serotonin (known as the ‘happy’ neurotransmitter). Combine this with an energy crash from the insulin lowering your blood glucose, you’re left with wanting to go back to bed or cuddle up on the couch.
But, you’ve got a day job to get to! This is NOT an ideal start to a day where you’ll need an abundance of mental clarity.
Remember, start how you mean to go on; if you eat crap for breakfast, you’ll feel sluggish for the rest of the day.
Eat a healthy balanced meal and set yourself up with an early morning win.
If you would like to work with one of our expert trainers to reach your optimal, speak to one of our team.