I have encountered many of my clients saying they don’t like to eat breakfast. Ok, I get it. I didn’t used to like breakfast foods either. As the years have gone by I have acquired a taste for breakfast food. However, I know that this isn’t for everyone so just hear me out you non breakfast eaters. Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day. Your body has been fasting for 7-10 hours. You need to break the fast and eat something. If you don’t, your body will go into starvation mode. When you don’t eat breakfast you body holds onto all the calories you have because it is confused and not sure when it is going to get its next meal. Also, if you don’t eat breakfast you will be starving. Then, by the time you get around to eating a meal you will most likely overeat. I know a lot of people tell me they are hungrier throughout the day when you eat breakfast, but the correct way to eat is every two hours. If you eat small meals throughout the day you are less likely to be hungry.
Another piece of advice in the breakfast department is that it doesn’t matter what you eat for breakfast. Anything is better than nothing. Try to keep it around 300 calories and get a protein and a complex carbohydrate. When I was younger I used to eat a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream for breakfast. Admittedly, it is not the best option but again, at least I was eating something. Now a day I typically eat a half of a whole wheat bagel with low fat peanut butter or egg beater and some sort of fruit. Bottom line… EAT BREAKFAST!
Exercise of the week:
Start in a plank position (on elbows).
Hold for 20-30 seconds
Then push up to a full plank position (on hands)
Then do lateral steps in the plank position (step hand and foot to the right and then back to center then to the left) (10 times)
Then do mountain climbers (alternate jumping left and right foot in to the center of the hands) 15R/L
Finally, finish off with 10-15 pushups.
Rest and repeat