Nutrition – Part 4

Now that we have discussed two very important meals when it comes to making gains in and out of the gym, it is important that we touch upon one other very important meal. Your breakfast is a very essential meal that should be consumed on a regular basis and consist of a good balance of proteins, carbs, and fats. It is important that your body is getting the proper nutrients it needs to fuel itself and jump start your metabolism before you start your day. 

Your breakfast should be consumed first thing in the morning. If you are working out on a regular basis, you should be getting adequate rest in order to make maximum gains. Let us just say you sleep 8 hours a night - which is ideal. If you live the bodybuilding lifestyle, you should be aware of the importance of feeding your muscles with proteins and fats before bed so they don't breakdown, so in turn you ate your last meal within an hour before bed. Now you wake up and you haven't ate for at least 8 hours, and I am willing to bet the average person may be going on 12 hours without eating. You body is starving and your metabolism needs fuel to jump start your day. A good example of a balanced breakfast would be a serving of oatmeal with some almond butter and cinnamon with a side of egg whites. You have a good combination of protein, cabs, and fats - and it tastes great as well. 

It is important to have a good, balanced breakfast because different food sources supply the body with different nutrients and play a vital role in how your body functions and your overall health. Most of us lead pretty busy lives, and it is easy to jump out of bed and have a cup of coffee and head out the door to get our day started. If you not only want to be healthier, but look and feel better as well, then have a nice breakfast your body will appreciate. It is not only time to start looking great, but feeling great too. Next we will discuss why it is so important to have a good balance of what I like to call the 3 major food groups in your diet and meals.