If there is one phrase in fitness that holds true it is that breakfast is indeed the meal of champions and is important for getting you through the day with energy.
What makes breakfast important is that it provides our bodies with fuel for the rest of the day, if the meal is balanced in protein, carbs and fat, curbs our appetite reducing the risk of overeating later and improves our concentration and focus. Some people tend to think that they do not have the time to eat breakfast. Just like those that believe that they cannot workout without a gym membership, this is nonsense.
You can make a quick breakfast in under five minutes with the most basic of food items. For example, you can buy a bottle of egg whites, some bell peppers, pre-sliced mushrooms and turkey or chicken slices all for under 10 dollars and it should last about a week for making egg white omelets every day. All you have to do is heat a skillet add the egg whites and throw in the ingredients. Finish it off with Soy Milk, grapefruit juice (not from concentrate), orange juice, or good ole milk. That would make for an excellent breakfast in under 8 minutes.
Avoid the pop tarts, frozen meals with obscene amounts of sodium and ultra sugary cereals (cereals like Special K, Wheaties, Cheerios, Fiber One etc) are all fine when paired with something like a banana and juice. And again, avoid at all costs, not eating breakfast at all!
If you skip on breakfast, there is a very likely chance that later in the day you are going to be starved and thus binge eat. This might satisfy your hunger but it will likely involve eating a more unhealthy array of foods unless you had prepared before hand and brought something from home or selected a healthy food alternative. Also you will likely feel tired and run down throughout the day, having to resort to energy supplements such as caffeinated products or energy drinks like Red Bull to keep you going.
Future posts will include links to recipes but for now fitbuff has 7 simple selections to try tomorrow! The video below is my latest find, and let me say it is absolutely delicious, simple and fast.
Breakfast: It Gives You Wings