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What Should You Really Eat For Breakfast?

Fitness advisor Eleni Constantinou explains what you should and shouldn’t eat for breakfast. Start your fitness journey with Eleni today.



 

I am sure that many people have told you that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” It can be pretty frustrating when someone fires that phrase at you, can’t it? Why’s it so important? What should I be eating? And, why?


Breakfast is a meal many people have an opinion about, and I’m here to tell you what will work for you!


What should you eat for breakfast?


Breakfast is your first meal of the day so this is why I want to cover what you should eat, when you should eat it, and if you should eat it!


Of course, your individual fitness goals make a difference here. So, when you use my online slimming club service or hire me as your fitness advisor, I will ensure your breakfast is tailored to suit your needs.


The first thing to do when you wake up is to get a glass of water!


Why? Because you’ve not had any fluids for a long time because, as hopefully, you’ve had a great 7 to 8-hour long sleep, so you’re dehydrated.


Then, for food, there are a few options you could have


Quick and convenient food options


So if you’re looking for something quick and easy for convenience you could opt for a shake.


You can make these quite low in calories, incorporating protein, unsweetened non-dairy milk, and some low-calorie fruit like berries, or you can make these more calorie dense because maybe you’re someone who doesn’t have much of an appetite or wants to grow some muscle. As I said, it’s all about your specific goals!


If that’s the case, then I would avoid going for high-calorie protein powders because they’re full of processed ingredients and instead make your own. You can go for things like high-calorie fruits such as banana, put some oats in there for your carbs, and fats such as peanut butter or avocado.


Is breakfast really the be-all and end-all when it comes to eating healthy?


The myth that you MUST eat breakfast, I don’t really know where that came from! It really depends on what type of person you are, what your goal is, and your routine. I always adapt my fitness plans to suit my client.


So if you’re not active in the morning and you literally wake up and work at a desk all day, then if you don’t want breakfast and you can fast until lunch, then that’s okay.


But if you’re someone who is active in the morning and trains first thing, then you definitely want to get some good food in you to help performance.


Pre-workout breakfast options


For pre-workout/breakfast ideas, you could go for an omelette with more egg whites if you want it leaner or, if you want it calorie-dense, you can add in some high fast like chorizo, or you could go for an English style breakfast with eggs, turkey rashers, and a bagel, or maybe some oats with fruit and protein. The goal here is to make sure you get some good quality macronutrients to aid your activity.


So I hope this gives you some idea of the options you can have for your breakfast, and be more aware of what you’ve eaten and how you feel after you’ve eaten it.


Sometimes it’s trial and error to see what works for you and your goal, your digestion, and your lifestyle.


Any questions about breakfast? Get in touch!

If you have any more questions about this drop me a message or a comment and I will get back to you!



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