Breakfast, breakfast, breakfast… there are so many debates flying around about why you do/don’t need to have it. People believe that you NEED breakfast to burn fat and start your metabolism. This isn’t exactly true as your metabolism doesn’t slow down during fasting periods and some people just prefer to not eat early on in the day (and I wouldn’t recommend that anyone forces themselves to eat/ enjoy a meal just because its ‘recommended’).
Personally, I love breakfast and I couldn’t go without it. I wake up starving and the first thing I think of is food (literally… the first thing). I love eggs, I looooove pancakes, I just love breakfast food!
Why I think breakfast is important:
In the morning, I lack energy and I feel tired… breakfast wakes me up and gets me ready to go!
I find it hard to train fasted, even if it’s just a protein shake, I like to have something.
Going without food for a long period of time leads to a drop in protein synthesis, which is essential for muscle growth and repair.
I have quite a high calorie allowance (1700 calories per day), and would struggle to fit it all in If I didn’t have quite a big meal to start my day. My breakfast is typically 400 calories or so (my largest meal) and I usually have quite a lot of carbohydrates and protein to get me going. I like to have 1 serving or so of fruit if I have a sweet breakfast like oats, pancakes, or one serving of vegetables if, for example, I have an omelette.
… I LOVE BREAKFAST
My favourite breakfasts have to be protein porridge, protein pancakes, or fully loaded egg bake.
1 scoop Protein Dynamix whey protein
Oats (however many G you like)
Unsweetened almond milk
½ banana and a handful of berries
Low calorie/ sugar free syrup to top
Simply mix all the ingredients together and cook as you would normal porridge and voila!