What to Lose a Quick 5 Lbs the Healthy Way?
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But seriously, if you don’t don’t eat protein for breakfast you might want to consider it.
One of the first things a trainer or nutritionist will ask you is whether you eat food when you get up. There’s a lot validity to this for the following reason: you just fasted for 6+ hours, and burned up nearly all of your nutrients. Your body needs fuel to get moving again and function properly. Think of the last time you went camping, then left a fire over night, and had It burned off by morning. If it’s chilly out your going to want to get that fire going again as soon as possible.
Although it hasn’t always been the case it seems to be more and more people are now eating breakfast when I do consults. The problem now is a lot of people are eating the wrong things. Muffins, pancakes, strudels, big bowls of fruit, almost anything from a coffee shop, is not the proper way to start you fire. You can eat them but must ensure you have a good protein and fiber source to balance the effects sugar has on the body. Take a look at my youtube video “Why We Get Tired and Grow Outwards” for more information on that one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDebtSo77M
Protein in the morning will boost your metabolism, creating energy that will outlast carbohydrates. It also keeps you fuller longer, so your not reaching for quick sugars throughout the morning in order to bring your energy levels up. You’ll notice you snack less often and have fewer cravings throughout the day.
When I ask people who don’t normally eat protein in the morning to start, they average about a 5lb lost in the first week or so. This could be due to the fact that higher protein diets cause you body to carry less water, or the eating and insulin levels are balanced throughout the day. Either way it seems to stay off, and in the process they have much more energy. Give it a try!
Some suggestions include:
Vega Supplement (My favorite if you haven’t already noticed)
Omelette (Add Peppers, Mushrooms, & Broccoli)
Boiled Eggs (Pre cook a bunch at the beginning of the week so you can heat them up quick in the morning)
Fried Eggs (Use Coconut oil)
Lean meat stir frys (Chicken, pork, & Turkey)
White Fish (Use Lemon Pepper)
All Natural Bacon (Make sure its preserved with things like celery, stay away from nitrates as there evil)
Protein Bars (Make sure there’s no soy, and you can read the ingredient list. The Vega products are great!)
Protein Powder Mixed in a Shake (Whey, Hemp, No Soy or Casein)
I also have noticed great results with people when they take a probiotic with water 15 minutes or so before they eat breakfast.
Have a great weekend!