Do you wake up in the morning and the first thing that you do is eat? Or do you wait a few hours and then eat, or even wait until closer to noon and eat your first meal?
I wake up and am hungry. My body has not had food in about 10-12 hours and is screaming for food! So what do I do? Usually my go-to is eggs with veggies. I need to fuel up for my morning and get my “engine” running! But if I had planned to workout first thing in the morning, I would probably choose a protein shake. It’s quick and easy to digest and allows me to be able to workout sooner than later. I have even told my clients that even a banana is better than nothing! Some people don’t do well eating before their workouts and I understand that. BUT immediately following their workout they should eat breakfast. Do not wait!
Why is it important to have breakfast? While sleeping, your metabolism slows down, as your activity level is minimal (guess depending how restful you sleep). What your body starts to do is to act as a fat storage, which is not going to help you with your weight loss goals. So the best thing you can do when you wake up is eat!
For some people who have not eating breakfast in years, this will be a hard thing to do. Start slow and pick things that you enjoy, just to get your body used to having the meal first thing in the morning. Some suggestions would be some fruit with some nuts, yogurt, cereal such as Kashi or even a piece of toast with some almond butter. After your body has adjusted and you start to wake up hungry, then you can add things such as oatmeal, eggs with veggies or protein pancakes.
Jumpstarting that metabolism first thing in the morning is the best way to ensure you start burning calories early!
Are you a breakfast person? Let us know what things you eat for breakfast to help burn fat!