Today's post is a short one, I promise it'll take only a few minutes to read and will be totally worth your time.
As you may have figured out from the title, today's post is about breakfast.
So what did you have for breakfast this morning?
Did you have the standard western breakfast of either toast or cereal?
I don't blame you if you did, it's been recommended to us via the food pyramid for years and eating both of those helps support the grain industry which is important to our economy.
But, is it really a good breakfast when it comes to fighting fatigue and establishing strong, stable energy levels from the start of your day?
The reason being: A breakfast of toast or cereal contains a lot of carbohydrates with minimal fat and protein.
There's nothing wrong with carbohydrates and I'm not here to tell you to never eat them again so don't worry.
Eating carbohydrates by themselves however, is not the best strategy for good energy levels.
Now I won't go into the science about how carbs raise your blood sugar levels and insulin helps to bring those levels back down, this is the internet, there are plenty of great scientific articles which can educate you on that.
What I will do however, is give you some quick points on why a high carb breakfast is not ideal for someone suffering from fatigue and what you can do instead:
So if you want to stop feeling sluggish every morning after breakfast, try this:
Eat a breakfast high in protein and fat with no carbs every morning for the rest of this week.
Some good suggestions are:
Now some of these sound like dinner foods but trust me, when eaten at breakfast they can make you feel amazing when compared to cereal or toast.
Once you've had a high fat, high protein breakfast with no carbs, feel free to add some carbs back into your day when lunch time comes around.
Some slow digesting carbs that are less likely to give you the 3pm crash are:
Plant sources of carbs such as potato and sweet potato are ok too but I advise against big portion sizes as they are much more likely than the above listed carb sources to leave you crashing in the afternoon.
And that's it.
Change your breakast, change your energy levels.
Give this a go for just one week and then feel free to go back to your previous, classic Aussie high carb breakfast.
However, I strongly believe that some of you will see the light and will implement this winning strategy long term.
Until next time
Live with energy
CEO and Co Founder: Upside Nutrition
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