Monday, August 30, 2010


Hey- Rickey here. I've come to find lately that there's a large amount of people who don't eat breakfast. Of course, I'm not shocked. But with all the information out there about why its imperative to eat breakfast, it doesn't make sense to skip it. The term breakfast denotes that it is the meal that breaks fast i.e. the fast during sleep. It sets the mood and decides your energy levels for the day.

By skipping breakfast you not only deprive your body of essential nutrition that gives you energy to go through the day's activities but also end up eating more junk food during the day. Missing a meal makes you feel hungry and the body craves for all the wrong things. For satisfying your cravings you would then end up eating more than you would have otherwise. 

If you don't have enough time, pencil it into your schedule like you do other important things. You may have to make minimal adjustments. 
If don't know what to eat for breakfast, then I'm here to put you up on 5 killer healthy breakfast options.

  • Oatmeal
    IMO oatmeal is one of the best breakfast options that you could choose. A few benefits of oatmeal are as follows: cancer-fighting properties, reduction of bad cholesterol, helps prevent heart disease, provides energy, etc. The first thing that you need to know before you go buying oatmeal is to make sure that its REAL. In other words, it shouldn't be refined. Take a look at the ingredients and if you see anything that says “refined,” put it back. Stay farthest away from processed food as possible. You don't have to eat oatmeal FLAVORLESS either. The last time I tried that, I almost vomited. To “hook it up” you can add a scoop of protein powder, some fruit, nuts, or flax seeds.

  • Omelet
    Lately there's been a big salmonella scare that's happened over eggs. On top of that, It seems every year there are studies done to show that eggs are bad for you and high in bad cholesterol and other harmful things. Then the week after another world class higher learning institution with a team of intelligent professors and students will say the exact opposite.
    Eggs are an excellent source of protein. Also, some eggs are laced with Omega-3 fatty acids which have a long list of beneficial properties. I recommend using the whites only at first. When it comes to what you put in the omelet, you can load it with your favorite veggies and some fat free cheese.

  • Meat and nuts
    I got this combo from the great Charles Poliquin. The meat allows for a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The nuts provide a great source of healthy smart fats that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time. I've tried it a few times myself and it provided me with so much energy through out the day. I recommend you trying it. The meats can be chicken breast, ground beef patties, turkey, steak, or venison. Try to stick with lean cuts. The nuts are whatever you like.

  • Shake
    Having a healthy shake for breakfast is a great way to start your day. I'm not talking about one of those LOADED smoothie/shakes at Smoothie King. A good shake would have consist of protein powder, almond milk, fruit, nuts, and spinach (you can't taste it). Bon appetit!

  • Bacon, eggs, and pancakes
    I love bacon & eggs, and pancakes are my favorite. This final option would be on CHEAT obviously. I'll explain what a CHEAT day is and how to go about in a later blog post.

There you have. Here's five breakfast options that you can tweak and still a different and healthy breakfast for months to come. 


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