We all know that breakfast is commonly referred to as the most important meal of the day but it’s not surprising that many of us don’t give it due importance or just outright skip it. While breakfast can be a difficult meal to make, we wanted to pass along a few healthy tips on how to make sure your breakfast sets you up for BBT Success.
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Remember, your body does not know what breakfast is; it simply knows calories. However, not all calories are created equally, and this should be taken into consideration when trying to create “healthy” breakfast options. Carbohydrates, protein, and fats are all forms of macronutrients that provide the body with calories. These calories are then converted by the body into energy. We listed quick defections of each macro below.
1 Protein = 4 calories per gram "building blocks of life"
What you should think: fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, herring), cod, lean grass-fed beef, turkey, eggs, and nuts.
1 Carbohydrate = 4 calories per gram
What you should think: leafy greens, whole grains, and root veggies
1 Fat = 9 calories per gram
What you should think:
coconut oil, olive oil, avocado, almonds, brazil nuts, and macadamia nuts.
A BBT Breakfast
Here are some quick tips to start your day off with a well-balanced breakfast!
Breakfast foods that are high in essential vitamins and minerals not only help to provide
the body with energy but work to maintain the body as well. Fruits, grains, and nuts are
all great sources that can easily be incorporated into breakfast recipes.
Protein made quick and simple: choose a form of protein that will supply your body with the appropriate amount of nutrients for your health goals. Whether you want to lose weight/fat or gain muscle you need to be taking the accurate amounts of protein so that your body can grow. Even a simple substitution of regular butter for almond or peanut butter on your morning toast can add more protein!
What we recommend: We suggest plain Greek yogurt, which contains 23 g per
Don’t forget about the carbs! Carbohydrates (or carbs, for short) are your body’s main source of energy. Complex carbs take longer for your body to break down; which results in the release of energy over time. For this reason, they are a valuable asset to your breakfast.
Whole grains, fruits, and legumes are easy go-to for complex carbs.
No matter what your fitness goals are, you should always be conscious of the type of nutrients that you are consuming. A quick swap in breakfast foods can put you THAT much closer to your health and fitness goals.
What we recommend: We recommend bananas as one banana provides 31 grams of carbs
What you need
Take time today and plan your breakfast out. Ask yourself the following questions…
1. Is my breakfast nutritionally healthy and fit for my goals?
2. Does my breakfast contain a healthy source of protein?
3. Does my breakfast contain a healthy source of Carbs?
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