Time for a little breakfast myth busting!
Truth or Myth: Breakfast is the most important meal
Truth. Remember being told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Well, that is no wives’ tale. What you eat for breakfast tells your body what to expect for the remainder of the day. Piling on sugary cereals, carb-laden bagels or high-sodium fast-food for breakfast can cause your body to look for at LEAST that same amount of sugar allllll dayyyy longggg! WHAT?! YES! So be careful little mouths what you eat and make healthful, informed choices!
Truth or Myth: Skipping breakfast helps you burn fat longer
Myth. A common misconception is to skip breakfast. Your body is going through a fast while you sleep and some people want to continue that fast, but your body is actually burning through nutrients and “eating” those amazing muscles you’ve been building! Bust the fear that eating breakfast will dampen your fat-blasting efforts!
My general rules is “Protein + Complex Carb”, so think eggs+english muffin or greek yogurt with berries and shredded wheat or cottage cheese and rye bread or protein shake and oatmeal or protein bar and sweet potato hash brown sticks (sweet potato hash brown sticks, you say? Yep! Recipe below and on http://www.faithkeith.com)
Now, Let’s Eat!
Get creative! Here are a few fun “recipes” to shake up your breakfast blues:
Power Oatmeal Pancakes
Vanilla Cupcake Oatmeal
Clean-Eating Power Protein Bars
Egg White Frittata
Oh-My-Gosh Egg-White Omelet
Sweet Potato Hash Brown sticks
Want more nitty-gritty?
Check out The Better Breakfast Guide | FitnessRX for Women it has your do’s and don’ts about what to eat for breakfast. It is such an excellent guideline because it breaks down the “why’s” in plain terms, so you can make more informed choices. Happy Breakfast!
Day 27: The difference between casein and whey protein. What it’s best for and when to take it.
Day 28: General info on all your different protein sources. Know what to look for when you’re looking for lean meats. Info for vegetarians as well.
These 2 rest days could not have come at a more perfect time. I have had a loss of appetite from nausea and it has really messed with my energy levels. During my rest days I love to peruse a few fitness favs like Fitness RX magazine. The articles and images of strong women are always such a motivation boost for me, not to mention they always have a few recipes to shake up the dinner table (Since my husband is in prep and has to cook and measure his own food right now, it is easy for me to let MY dinner be boring. Say no to boring fuel!)
Hmmm…what to do on my “day off”….I think I’ll take my kid to the park! He’s too little to play, but he loves the outdoors and watching people and their pups.
Priorities! You have a hundred and one responsibilities including your fitness goals, but when push comes to shove, something’s gotta give and it should NOT be your health/well-being. If you stretch yourself thin and overdue it, you could be doing counter-productive work towards your fitness goals. Sometimes, your trip to the gym will have to be skipped in order to get more sleep and not wear yourself down till your immune system calls it quits.
What Not to Quit:
Your impeccable meal plans. Whatever you do, do not compromise. Key phrase: “Plan ahead”. Write that on the chalk board 100 times for me. We tend to compromise when we are in a rush, short on time, short on groceries. The key is to not let yourself fall into those situations by planning ahead. I jot grocery things down as I think of them, but Sunday is my meal planning day. It’s when I decided if I need to bake lunch the night before or if I need to allot time in the morning to prepare it. Sunday is when I grocery shop for all my breakfasts, snack-meals, lunches, dinners. Once you find your groove, this is SO EASY. If you need meal plan ideas, check out Fitness RX magazine (men or women’s) or Muscle and Fitness magazine (His or Hers) OR check check out my “Diet” page on here 🙂 I will often post our meal plans.
While busy, stay healthy!