Should I eat breakfast?
This isn’t a one size fits all answer and really depends on your lifestyle and your training schedule.
Morning trainer – 100% YES! If you train early morning I would highly suggest you have a really good quality breakfast as the meals around your training are the most important, skipping breakfast (or a meal) post training will hugely impact your performance, recovery and results towards your goals.
Train later in the day (me) –as an example of this I get up at 3:20am 5 days a week so I don’t really feel like breakfast at this time and I don’t tend to train until the afternoon, I also coach for 6-8 hours a morning which doesn’t allow much time to eat but I am also not burning a lot of energy at this time either so a nutrient rich breakfast isn’t as necessary for me and I tend to eat my first bigger meal at around 11am (after coaching), in saying that, the days I train in the morning I ALWAYS eat a good brekky pre or post workout.
Is breakfast mandatory? No, it’s optional and depends on your lifestyle, if you don’t like eating it and you don’t train mornings don’t force yourself! Your calories can be made up later in the day. But if you love breakfast, then eat it! Simple.
What to eat for breakfast?
I know a lot of women struggle when it comes to choosing a breakfast option, whether it’s because you are time poor or just don’t know what is the best option nutrient wise, it’s a topic a lot of women struggle with, so here are a few options you can try out.
Firstly it’s important they contain a protein, carbs and healthy fats, this will ensure optimal recovery from training, energy, and keep you feeling fuller for longer, so you can avoid the 3pm sugar cravings.
I have 5 Top Go To’s for the days I am not up at 3:20am.
1. Everything Smoothie
- 1 Scoop True Protein
- ½ Cup Crushed Ice
- 250ml Cold Water
- 1 Cup Spinach
- ½ Cup Frozen Blueberries or Raspberries
- 4 Squares Frozen Mango or Banana
- 1 Tbsp Avocado
2. Delicious Oat Bowl
- ½ Cup Rolled Oats (cooked in water)
- 1 Scoop Protein Powder (add this after cooking)
- ½ Cup Frozen Raspberries
- ½ Banana
- 8 Almonds (on top)
- Sprinkle Chia Seeds (on top)
3. Eggs on Toast
- 2 Slices Burgan Bread Toasted
- ¼ Avocado
- 1 Cup Baby Spinach
- 2 Thin Slices Tomato
- 2 Eggs pre hard boiled for fast prep, otherwise poached or scrambled
- Sprinkle Fresh Basil
- Trickle Tahini
4. Vegetable Omelette
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Egg Whites
- 1 Cup Veggies of Your Choice
- 1 Tbsp Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Slice Burgan Bread
5. Yoghurt + Fruit Bowl
- 150g Chobani Greek Yoghurt (or coconut yoghurt)
- 1 Tsp Honey (mixed Through)
- ½ Cup Fresh/Frozen Fruit (your choice)
- 1 Tsp Coconut Toasted Flakes
- Sprinkle Seed Mix
- Sprinkle Chia Seeds
- Sprinkle Cinnamon
Hope this helps you makes some better post workout breakfast choices this week, ladies.
If you would like some more help with your nutrition don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Educating yourself on how to fuel your body properly should be up the top of your to do list. Don’t spend all your time and money on dodgy weight loss schemes, learn how to do it yourself long term