on Friday, June 5, 2009in Diets & Foods
Even if you regularly perform high-level workout routines or ab exercises, one of the biggest mistakes people make in their quest for six pack abs occurs first thing in the morning. It’s not what they do, it’s what they don’t do.
You’ve heard this a million times throughout your life but I’m going to remind you again. “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. After 8 to 14 hours of fasting, your body is need of a quality caloric kick start. A nutritious breakfast will replenish your blood sugar levels, giving you the energy to start your day. Not only is breakfast important for physical health and strength, research has also shown that it is good for our mental health.
People who regularly enjoy a healthy breakfast seem to benefit in a number of ways. Studies show they often have better concentration, are more productive during the day, have increased strength and endurance, are better equipped to control their weight and consume larger quantities of vitamins and minerals.
When it comes to breakfast, just like any other meal, quality counts. A bowl of fruit loops or a sugar laden cereal bar will only set you up for a nasty crash an hour or two later, leaving you tired and cranky. A healthy breakfast should include a combination of high quality protein, carbohydrate and fat. A well balanced meal should keep you satiated and energized all morning long.
It doesn’t have to be anything fancy and you don’t have to be a savant in the kitchen to whip up something nutritious. Try scrambling one egg with 1/2 cup of egg whites and some of your favorite veggies. Add a piece of fruit to that and voila, there’s a healthy breakfast. If you’re in a rush, throw some old fashioned oatmeal in the microwave for 3 minutes and mix in some high quality Protein Supplements (whey protein powder works best here)
and a few fresh berries. Or, mix up this healthy smoothie for breakfast on the go!
1 scoop high quality whey protein (flavor of choice)
1 cup sugar free yogurt (flavor of choice)
1 cup mixed frozen berries
1 cup ice cubes
Add all ingredients to blender and mix on high until smooth and well blended. Enjoy!Found this post useful and want more? Subscribe to our Blog feed
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