They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that statement is even truer when you are trying to get in shape. If you’re going to be working out then you need to fuel your body to be able to deal with the exertion. To do this, you need to make sure you’re eating the right foods in the morning.
We see a lot of people make the mistake of presuming that because they are going to be burning lots of calories in their workout they can start their day with a high calorie breakfast that can include anything from pastries and even a full English.
The food you eat first thing in the day has a direct influence on your body for the rest of that day. Not only does it start your metabolism it also gives you type of energy you are going to need for the day. Greasy, high calorie food may seem like a good idea if you need lots of calories to burn, but all those added fats are going to make exercise much more difficult.
So what foods should you be reaching for at breakfast time in order to help fuel your workout the right way?
A lot of people are put off from cereal due to high sugar contents, but as long as you source good, healthy cereal options then you can fuel the right way for your workout. Watch out for those portion sizes though as most people tend to eat too large a portion when it comes to cereal; opt for a handful sized portion rather than filling your bowl all the way and use milk sparingly. Opting for dairy alternatives such as oat milk, almond milk or soya milk can also help make it healthier.
Banana and peanut butter
Carbohydrates and protein are important for any workout and both are found in abundance in bananas and peanut butter. Not only is it incredibly good way to start the day, it is simple and easy to make and is a great option for people to grab and go.
You don’t need to choke down a pint of raw eggs like Rocky Balboa in order to get in shape; boiled eggs are a perfect breakfast option. After all, they’re already a popular breakfast choice. They’re filled with protein and important nutrients and are easy to prepare and transport if you like to take your breakfast with you.