Selmaan A Ali
The carbs are great for energy and the protein helps me to feel full until my mid-morning snack.
I recommend using a BMR calculator and adjusting protein/carbs/fat macros to determine what will work best for you.
I have two snacks during the day between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner.
I also learned from various podcasts and Dr Mosley’s tv show that carbohydrates is best metabolised when you eat them in the evening rather in the morning.
So, a large protein based meal in the morning with healthy fats and low carb to keep your blood sugar stabile and have you energized the whole day, then if you do carbs, have them for dinner to provide your brain with glucose for a better sleep.
Don’t eat after 3-4 hours before bed and try to eat your breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up, especially if you are suffering from leptin resistance.
Everyone is different. It is VERY Important that you discuss your dietary needs with your primary care provider before beginning any new dietary regimens. I am glad I did. I'm feeling better because I tailored a plan with my doctor.
Whole grains are always good- oatmeal, whole wheat bread if you want toast. Eggs, sausage, Greek yogurt, or similar sources of protein are also good.
Breakfasts comprised entirely of carbs can spike your blood sugar but burn off quickly, leading you to feel hungry well before lunch time. Including a good amount of protein and a bit of fat in your breakfast can keep you satisfied longer as these sources of energy burn off more slowly. I choose to include carbs because I find it helps me keep a balanced metabolism and whole grains have other health benefits. Many of the fact diets than drastically restrict carbs can be very difficult to stick to and could potentially be unhealthy over an extended period of time.
Balance just seems like common sense to me.
- Why is it wrong to skip breakfast? I know people who skip breakfast and actually feel better after skipping breakfast.
- I can eat in the morning, but I’m having a hard time eating before going to work because no matter what time I wake up I feel like I’m always running late. I want to eat before I get to work because I want to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up to start my day off right. How do you do it?
- Is eating breakfast the first or last part of your morning routine?
- How do I start remembering things better and feel comfortable with it?
- What are some yummy add-ins that you like to put in your overnight oats?
- Is caffeine okay, or not recommended?
- What do you have for breakfast as a healthy option?
- I have to get two kids (2 and 3) ready every morning and don’t ever feel like I have time to cook eggs for breakfast. What are some very healthy going-out-the-door recipes that take minimal prep?
- Is it good to run before or after breakfast?
- Any small meals that are filling? I’m not very hungry in the morning and don’t know what to eat.