Sunday, August 7, 2011

Breaking Bad Breakfast

I pity the fool that eat's this!

Breakfast cereals are always said to be part of a complete breakfast. But what exactly is a complete breakfast?

Part of a complete breakfast...if you're a lumberjack in Saskatchewan.

Like every other meal you should get your protein, and your carbs. This is actually a great time to start focusing on getting your carbs, you'll be burning them off with all your activities and it'll help you with your energy.

Don't skimp on the protein either. Egg Whites are always an easy quick way to get your protein. Hate eggs or tired of them . Add Protein Powder or Almonds to your Oatmeal. Turkey Bacon is good as well.

Cereal is a great food if you eat the right kind. So many of them are so full of sugar you might as well be pouring skittles into a bowl of milk.

You want a cereal that has less than 12 grams of sugar per serving. One of the worst is Raisin Bran, and even worse is Raisin Bran Crunch with 20 grams of sugar per serving. Also, watch the serving size. Some may say only 5 grams of sugar, but the serving size is a tablespoon!

Good cereal would be Kashi Go Lean (not Go Lean Crunch) or Kashi Heart to Heart.

Just to let you know. Cereal, like bread, is a processed food. Which is why I don't eat cereal anymore. One of the toughest things I've ever given up. I've been eating cereal 2-3 times a day since before I had the ability to remember doing it. But to get down to the low single digit levels of body fat I had to make that sacrifice. You can still get into great shape eating cereal, but if you want to get to that perfect body you've been working for than trade the cereal for some Oatmeal.

As for milk, you want to keep it very low on fat and sugar. For you 2% and 1% people, quit putting one foot into the weight loss game, and take it all the way with Skim Milk. For those that aren't into pus and hormones(Cows Milk) and want an alternative there's Soy, Almond, Rice, and even Hemp Milk. All of these taste good but can have up to 7 grams of sugar per serving. I buy this kind of Soy Milk from HEB which has LESS THAN 1 GRAM OF SUGAR PER SERVING!


A basic breakfast for me.

Egg White Omelette

Bowl of Oatmeal with Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie Spice


That should be enough for now. As long as you eat properly, meet with me 2-3 times a week at the gym you'll be getting lean in no time. For those that want to accelerate their results, do 30-45 min. of cardio on your off days.

FINAL THOUGHTS: Everyone looks at how much fat is in something, but many people forget to look at sugar and sodium. Believe me, it adds up quick.

THIS BLOGS TIP: Before Breakfast drink 2 glasses of water. Everyone wakes up dehydrated from sleeping and it will help you reach your water drinking goal for the day.

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