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Importance Of Breakfast In Bodybuilding

Importance Of Breakfast In Bodybuilding

(Last Updated On: 01/02/2017)

Well if you have ever been a kids you probably heard your parents talk to us about the importance of breakfast.”‘It’s the most important meal of the day!” they’d say. But at that point in time you probably did not think nothing of it, and didn’t realize just how right thy were. I would go as far as to say that one of the causes for people gaining weight or are already obese is that they “skip breakfast”.

Now don’t go counting a dozen a delicious donuts a breakfast, you should stick to protein and finer-based breakfast that will enable you to add muscle and yet at the same time will fill your stomach with fiber so that you can feeling full for longer so that you do not consume excessive calories later in the day. But who’s got the time to be making these breakfast meals right? Well there are simpler quick fix solutions to insure you get the vital nutrition.

1.Oatmeal- Such as Quaker Oat Weight Control Maple and Brown Sugar variety, which has 7g of protein, 5g of fiber and only 1g of sugar. Add a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter to it and microwave with 2/3 cup of water. Then add one handful of almonds and one handful of blueberries. What you are left with is a 350-calorie powerhouse that will give you everything you need to start your day right.

2.Whey Protein Shake- With most varieties of whey protein will give you 20g of protein per serving, making it an ideal way to start the day. I add 2 scoops of protein powder and add 4 oz. of organic chocolate milk and 12 oz. of water. You end up with a shake that either tastes like a chocolate milkshake or, if you use the vanilla powder, a great tasting black-and-white shake.

By eating protein heavy first thing in the morning, your body produces more anabolic hormones (such as growth hormone and insulin). Protein meals also can lower your cortisol levels. If you truly don’t have the time and are one of these people who get their breakfast on the go. Here are a few tips for you:

-McDonalds has added to their breakfast menu, the Fruit and Maple Oatmeal. It features cranberries, diced apples and raisins with a touch of brown sugar. It doesn’t taste quite as good as the oatmeal I create at home but I can tell you that is good and most importantly the fiber from the oats will help to fill you up so that you do not eat as much throughout the day. The other good recommendation I can make is the Egg McMuffin. You get protein from the egg and well as Canadian bacon with this breakfast stable. And at 300 calories with 18g of protein there are far worse ways to start your day. So if you are going to be starting your day and unable to get breakfast at home, these are two options for you to consider. If you are not a McDonalds fan, most of their competation carries similar product.

Note: If you are ordering at a deli or bagel shop, make sure to order something along the lines of an egg white sandwich with turkey on a whole wheat or multi-grain roll.

With that said I am not a big fan of people eating in places like Mcdonalds, and as an alternative you can buy the frozen Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches with egg whites and turkey sausage, they contain half the calories and fat of an lets say Egg McMuffin. Plus when you buy in bulk you’ll save money, and these days who doesn’t like that idea.

Whether your goals for weight training are to bulk up, cut down or for another reason, the loss of unwanted fat will always be a benefit both for your goals and for future good health. Getting that elusive visible 6-pack means having a low body fat percentage. Excess fat in the body can lead to multiple possible issues down the track including diabetes, cardiovascular issues and poor bone health to name a few. Eating a healthy, nutritious and portion controlled breakfast every morning is an important step to achieving these goals. But don’t go thinking that just eating breakfast is some magic solution to help you lose body fat and put on muscle. Sure, it can help but a better solution is to follow a sounds eating plan, combining this with an exercise program and carefully monitoring yourself.

I am not going to be listing meal ideas for you to make at home, main reason being is there’s tons of them online and it’s a waste of my time, plus you may not like the same thing I do. What’s important is that you get the right protein, carbs and fat ratio in whatever meal you decide to make, or have somebody make for you haha.

Coclusion- Having that breakfast will put your body in a an anabolic state, and if you want to get the most out of training I suggest you find a way to lite the fire in the morning some way. Personally I do a good protein shake, it’s very portable and I finish in by the time I get to work.

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