Over half way through our Barbelle Blogmas now, we hope you are still enjoying our blogs! Today's edition is all about breakfast, but is it really "The most important meal of the day"?
Some preach breakfast to be the most important meal and some say it is the devil when it comes to gaining fat. But what is the truth? Well it's completely up to you as an individual!
We have established that losing fat is about being in a calorie deficit, meal timing itself is not important compared to the amount you are eating through the day. So if you physically can't leave the house without having breakfast chances are you're a breakfast person and should consume breakfast: If you can easily go through to the middle of the day without anything first thing in the morning chances are you're not a breakfast person so don't eat it!
Having said that, if you are going to eat breakfast it's a good idea to use those calories wisely as a nutritious meal rather than wasting 500 calories on a bowl of cereal and a piece of toast & jam that will leave you feeling hungry soon after consumption. Try to get plenty of nutrient dense content in your breakfast; lots of protein, good fats, fibrous carbs & vitamins. Breakfast time is also a good time to take any supplements such as omega 3 and multivitamins.
Here are our top 5 breakfast ideas:
1 - Nut Butter & Banana On Granary Toast A slice of brown bread containing lots of fibre and low gylcemic carbs, 1tbsp nut butter containing fats and protein & 0.5 of a banana.
2 - Berry & Yoghurt Smoothie Blend a handful of frozen berries and a frozen banana with a dollop of 0 fat greek yoghurt & a scoop of whey protein
3 - Eggs On Toast Either scramble or poach your eggs and put them ontop of a slice of brown bread. Add avocado or salmon for added nutrition or take out the yolks for less calories
4 -Overnight Oat Jar Make your oats the night before and leave them in the fridge overnight, in the morning top with your chosen fruit & seeds.
5 - Breakfast On The Go Put some milk into a shaker and put a scoop of protein powder & instant oats in there, shake it up & go! Tom Powell Barbelle Personal Trainer