Before I begin this blog I must add a disclaimer. I am not a Registered Dietitian or a Nutritionist. I am a person who worked in strength and conditioning, as well as the fitness industry for over twenty years. I cannot and will not tell you what to eat.
We see far too many “coaches” these days. There are life coaches, nutrition coaches, strength coaches, fitness coaches, speed coaches, and many others. The reality is most people don’t need a coach, and most people who coach are not qualified to coach. I feel confident with these statements, as I have seen way too many inexperienced people get a degree, pass a certification, and magicly they are a coach. I am not here to coach you I am here to empower you. Be careful selecting a “coach”, instead learn from a multitude of people.
It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I agree with this statement. We must avoid breakfast cereal, sugar filled oatmeal, and yes even doughnuts. Breakfast is our chance to start the day off right.
I have eaten the same variation with my breakfast for years. One word of caution, if you eat the same food daily the body will eventually reject what you are eating. Variety is very important.
My breakfast consists of eggs, local seasonal vegetables (during winter I do bend this rule), water, coffee, and half a Dave’s bagel with peanut butter and jelly. Today the vegetables were mini eggplant, spinach, tomato, peppers, and mushrooms. Each of these came from either my CSA or the farmers market. I just add a few eggs cook it up with some garlic and a touch of salt. One important rule is to always begin the day with a glass of tepid water. The reason this matters is I always drink coffee. Coffee is a wonderful food and supplement, yet throwing a boiling liquid into a cold GI Tract is not a great way to start your day. Prepare your body with water, and not cold water. Remember the GI tract is no different than other parts of the body, it too needs warmed up.
I have a nasty habit of starting my day off right with a great breakfast, and then falling off and eating bad the rest of the day. This is when meal prep matters. Eat a healthy breakfast, yet be prepared for the rest of your day.
Health to you.