My weight loss journey officially started in August of 2011. From August of that year to March of 2012, I lost 50 pounds and was at the lowest weight of my adulthood (and I was at a healthy BMI for the first time since I was a kid).
During that time, I learned the importance of breakfast.
When people say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they aren't kidding. Our bodies are our sacred vehicle, and food is our fuel. In order to get going in the morning, you need the proper nutrients. Complex carbs and protein are key in starting your day off right.
My go-to breakfast is oatmeal and coffee with almond milk. In the oatmeal, I add a scoop of chocolate protein powder, chia seeds, and LivFit superfood powder. Guys, this meal keeps me full through lunch (and with running two work-from-home businesses, taking care of an infant by myself, doing housework, and my strict workout regimen, I need to eat food that sustains me).
When it comes to weight loss, you have to have a good breakfast. You need that fuel for your body so you can power through your workouts. If you workout on an empty stomach, your body ends up feeding on your muscle instead of fat. This can reverse weight loss, causing you to GAIN weight (Plus you end up not feeling as good. You feel lethargic, achy, and grumpy).
I highly recommend oatmeal and protein powder as a breakfast option. Also, I recommend egg whites with avocado, chives, green onions, diced green peppers, Himalayan sea salt, and pepper. Whole wheat toast or any kind of multigrain bread works with this meal. Make sure it isn't white bread. Bleached flour is a no-no.
If you're gluten free because of Celiac Disease, Udi's Multigrain Bread can be substituted. For oatmeal, check out Quaker Oat's GF Oatmeal. This Celiac has been using it since it came out and I haven't had any reactions.
Oh, if you get hungry between breakfast and lunch, bring almonds with you to work. Plain almonds with no salt, chocolate, or anything.
Happy breakfast eating!
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