breakfast

BUT WHAT DO I EAT?!

ANNETTE! WHAT IS PROTEIN AND FAT?!

Ok...

So I don't really get that question, most of you do in fact know what protein and fat is, but have trouble with quality or variety.

Yesterday I did a post on THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY aka BREAKFAST. It might have been the most important thing you have ever read (life changing, tear inducing), but I did get some questions. Questions like, but what do I eat? What else besides eggs? What is portable? What is fast?  

I am here for you. 

Let's look at some OPTIONS:

EGGS! IN HAM! I WANT IT NOOOW!

EGGS! IN HAM! I WANT IT NOOOW!

  1. Eat leftovers. Did you have meat and veg last night? Make it a morning snack! Nom nom. Okay, I know some of you HATE night food for breakfast times (and personally I will never understand this), but if this is you read on.
  2. The classic, EGGS. Hard boiled, soft boiled, over easy, omelet style, egg muffins, egg cups, DUCK eggs, fried eggs... whoa. Hello versatile food! Eggs are great, especially eggs from happy chickens/ducks. They are packed with choline which is an awesome nutrient for your body and why you gotta eat the yolk - that is where the NUTRIENTS lie! 
  3. BACON!! Make sure it is high quality bacon and mayyyybe not the best everyday item, but it SURE is on the roster. Get it.
  4. This turkeyloaf thing. I love this one, I make it a bit smaller and use my own spices, but putting this together on a Sunday will last you a number of days. 
  5. Steak (and eggs or kale). Is this considered a nighttime food? I love me some steak for breakfast, you'll be amazed at how long you have energy and are sated. 
  6. Sausage! Again, high quality meat, but yeah sausage is an excellent choice. 
  7. Moar turkey! This actually looks amazing -

Remember to chew your food, friends, this is where digestion magic begins!

Oh... and add butter or ghee or coconut oil for flavor and a fat boost. Make sure it is high quality -especially the butter, you need to have butter from happy cows to get the benefit. "Happy" means grassfed and finished cows. 

Breakfast OMM NOM NOM!!

"The most important meal of the day... not to screw up. "

These are the words of Dr. Cate Shanahan who was the awesome doc to completely revolutionize the Lakers' diet. Which is a pretty great story. There are people in this world that can eat ANYTHING and still perform better than most people, but(!) are they performing at their best potential? I will leave you with that thought and refocus on the bfast times.

BREAKFAST.

Nom. Nom. Blood sugar crasshhhhhhing!

Nom. Nom. Blood sugar crasshhhhhhing!

Dude. You guys. This is important. This flavors your WHOLE day. This starts the decision making process of making nutritious choices that come easily or not so nutritious choices that seem to be made for us.

THEY BROUGHT IN TOP POT DOUGHNUTS! WHAT WAS I SUPPOSED TO DOO?

Solid question. 

Answer: Don't. Eat. 'Em. 

I know! It is rough, like super duper rough, but the only way to form the habit of NOT is by NOT. Now, I want to remind you we are JUST tackling breakfast right now. Just breakfast.

(I am not going to touch on the pizza that comes in later in the day... yet.)

Now. I want to be clear EVERYONE is an individual and there is no everyone must do! That said, there are some general principles that tend to deliver benefit consistently.

So, what are you saying Annette?

1) Eat Breakfast - it doesn't need to be huge, but if you are experiencing lower energy, more cravings, and lack of willpower in your day... eat breakfast.

Men - you have more leeway here, you lucky guys can often operate from a fasted state and do okay.

Women - eh, most of you perform better with a bit of protein in the morning. Truth.

2) Eat Protein and Fat. Only. No fruit, no grain, no fruit juice, no juice, no smoothie, no yogurt, no granola, I'd personally avoid nuts too!

Okay, okay you can have veggies too if you'd like them - just nothing that is sugar dense. 

Choose high quality protein (e.g. grassfed and finished) and high quality fat (coconut oil, butter, MCT, ghee, etc). 

Try it out, see how you feel. I am not saying your plain greek yogurt is bad or that your super organic natural nutty granola is terrible, I am saying I have seen HUGE benefit when people switch it up and start with protein and fat.

So, I recommend you test it. Try it for ten days! Note how you feel, see if you like it.

If not, DO AS YOU PLEASE!

If so... well, you're now informed and DO AS YOU PLEASE!

It really is all about you. 

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