What makes a healthy breakfast?
Is this healthy? Is this good for me?? NO idea?
Here are the three qualities that make a good breakfast!
1) Must have protein. Believe it or not ... cereal is not a great answer to breakfast unless your cereal has enough protein. Protein helps sustain you and keep you full until you can fuel your body again. Aim for 15-30 grams at breakfast. Yes this is a wide range and it 100% depends on what your goals are for fitness, nutrition, and weight loss. Protein ideas: milk, protein shake, eggs, healthy sausage or bacon
2) Must have carbs! I get it ... some of us are 100% eliminating carbs. But doing this to your body can actually cause you to have issues losing weight for the rest of your life. Do not skip the carb. We need this to fuel our body and actually get our body to rev up the metabolism. This could be cereal, bread, pancakes, waffles, etc! You should aim for 30-60 grams of carbs. Again this is a huge range that needs to be customized. Again this is a huge range that needs to be customized
3) Must have fat! Yes ... you can get enough fat from your meat like eggs, bacon or sausage. But if you have something like a glass of skim milk and 1 cup of protein filled cereal .... you might not have enough fat. You will probably want to have 7-12 grams of fat at breakfast.
Again this is a huge range that needs to be customized but we can always do that in your free assessment.
Making sure your breakfast has these qualities is super important! Here are my top 3 go to ideas:
Whole grain cereal 1 cup, skim milk 1 cup, and 1 tbsp of peanut butter
Here are a couple of my favorites:
1 slice Dave’s Killer Whole grain bread and 1 tbsp of peanut butter
¾ cup of Kodiak Pancakes
ENJOY YOUR BREAKFAST!!!!