Breakfast. That controversial subject.
As I mentioned before, this blog is going to be filled with hints and tips… but stuff that works for me! I can and will obviously weigh up the pro’s and con’s etc etc, but at the end of the day, I’ve found something that helps me – so I pretty much stick to it (unless I’m hungover – then I tend to stick a bacon sandwich down my throat with copious amounts of sugary tea).
We’ll see what happens in the next few weeks, but I tend to have a cup of coffee when I wake up and not eat until I feel that first little pang of hunger. I have read all of the articles that state that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, that it kick starts your metabolism and jump starts your day… but sorry guys, it just makes me want to eat again sooner. Not ideal.
In the My Fitness Pal app, you can put your calorie intake into different sections. I think it’s basic layout is ‘Breakfast’, ‘Lunch’ & ‘Dinner’. Considering I sometimes don’t eat until midday, I changed these to three-hour intervals starting at 8am. This means that EVERYTHING consumed within the 3 hour time slot gets put into that heading…easy!
Remember: Include all drinks into your daily intake. You might be pretty freaked at how many calories are in that vente skinny caramel latte.
I have a few favourite breakfasts.
- Fage 0% yoghurt with 25 grams of mixed nuts. I add some sweetener or a dollop of agarve nectar to sweeten it up.
- Eggs. Anything to do with eggs. Scrambled or poached on wholewheat toast, or a simple ham omelette.
- Quick porridge. You know those little packs you get where you just have to add milk and put in the microwave? Well, I just make them up with boiling water. A little bit of dairy avoidance and saves on a few calories as well.
Any of those, and my day starts good!
It really depends whether I have been to the gym in the morning, how late I ate last night, whether I need to eat early because I won’t get to eat again until the afternoon. There are so many different factors that effect everyone’s eating habits. So find out what works for you and stay consistent.