Things have been pretty busy around BucksFit the past couple of weeks. One of the more popular topics of conversation lately has been the importance of 2 meals that should be in your diet EVERY day: Breakfast and Post-Workout. Let’s get started with breakfast…

I know, I know. You don’t have enough time in the morning or you’re not hungry. That being said, if you don’t have time, make time. Get up 15 minutes earlier and get your body some fuel! If you’re not hungry, eat something anyway, it will payoff as the day goes on. Here are some reasons why you should eat breakfast:

  • During the day, you should be eating every 1.5-3 hours to provide energy and nutrients for your lean body mass.  You’re body has been shut down for the last 5-8 hours during sleep and has not been feeding off your lean body mass.  It’s imperative that your body gets the energy it needs from a quality breakfast in order to prevent your body from breaking down lean body mass further and to assist in the rebuilding phase of muscle fibers.  Remember, the more lean body mass you possess, the more efficient your body will burn fat!
  • It gets you started on the right foot.  If you eat a quality breakfast, you tend to make better decisions with your food intake as the day goes on.  If you don’t eat breakfast, your insulin levels drop, leaving your body starving and leaving you prone to making a poor decision with your next meal.   Have you ever missed breakfast, then had a HUGE lunch, just to satisfy your intense hunger?  I know this guy has…

  • Breakfast will wake you up and provide you with that early morning energy you’ve been wanting!  Start your day with egg whites with veggies, some fruit and yogurt, a couple slices of whole grain toast with peanut butter, almonds, and banana.  Get something in your body or you’ll end up crashing mid morning.

The next meal is the post-workout meal.  You’ve just wrapped up a great workout and you’re leaving the gym.  You have 30 minutes to get some quality food into your body in order to maximize the gains you’ve just worked 1-1.5 hours for.  When you’re looking for a post-workout meal, make it a big one.  Make sure it’s high in protein, mix in some simple carbs, and add as many veggies as possible.  Your body will love you for it and you’ll see results in a short amount of time with consistency.

For more breakfast ideas, take a look at Katie’s post from yesterday, and for more ideas regarding nutrition or programming, email us at [email protected].  Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of the week!