Learning what and what not to eat when you are going to "break-the-fast" can have a huge impact when it comes to meeting your health, diet, and lifestyle goals.
Do - Mind The Carbs
Do - Eat Healthy Fats
Fats not only keep your brain fuelled but they will also assist in burning fat for fuel (keeping you lean), support nutrient absorption throughout the day, and allow you to go longer between meals.
Fats are an extremely important part of your diet and breakfast is the perfect time to indulge.
Don't - Fill Your Bowl With Cereal
While yes some cereals are healthier than others, avoid the cereal aisle in the supermarket all together. They aren't doing you a service.
Do - Consume Protein...Especially Eggs
Eggs not only provide a good source of protein and healthy fats, but they also are loaded with essential vitamins and minerals all of which will help achieve optimal health.
Don't - Pull Out The Toaster
Eating these types of processes carbs will promote fat storage, create insulin resistance, increase your blood sugar, and promote inflammation, just to name a few.
Don't - Reach For The Fruit Juice
Go for the real thing. Grab an orange or apple instead of it's liquid counterpart.
Do - Pour Yourself A Cup-O-Joe But Not A Caramel Cappucino
However coffee can quickly go from Jekkyl to Hyde when you start to add sugar, topping it with whipped cream, or adding squirts of liquid flavouring.
Drink it black, with a little cream, coconut oil, or even some grass-fed butter.
Do - Put Down The Baked Goodies
Loaded with sugar, processed grains, and artificial sweeteners, baked goods, as delicious as they are, are some of the worst things you can eat. And don't think you are doing yourself a favour by eating a whole grain muffin. Skip this stuff all together.
Don't - Get Caught Up In Breakfast "Norms"
Why can't breakfast be a salad with chicken, left over zucchini lasagna, or a grass-fed steak (don't forget the eggs). Our society has become fixed on what is "appropriate" breakfast foods but if you can come to terms with eating all types of meals first thing in the morning you will start to see and feel the benefits.
You might get a few looks at work when you reach for your spinach salad at 8 am but when your a lean-mean-full of energy machine, your co-workers will quickly start asking "what's your secret?".
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