You’ve heard it said a thousand times, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Well, it’s true! While MYOKEM products—like Pyroxamine and Nitramine—are great at boosting your energy and kick starting your metabolism, it’s still critical to begin your day with a healthy, nutritious meal. When it comes to building an awesome, fuel-filled breakfast, you need to make sure it contains at least one of these three key components: protein, fruit or whole grains.
Pack it with protein
Your body needs protein to build and repair muscle, so—if you’re working out like we hope you are—you’ll need to fill your body with lots and lots of protein in the morning. Eggs are an excellent form of protein, and can even be scrambled with other forms of protein—like lean ham or turkey sausage. The great thing about eggs is that there are so many ways to eat them; scrambled, fried, over easy, the possibilities are endless. One egg contains 70 calories and 6 grams of protein, so try to make yourself a three-egg omelet each morning to ensure you are fueling your body with the protein it needs to have a productive day—and a killer workout!
If eggs just aren’t your thing, you can always find other ways to incorporate protein into your breakfast—like eating toast covered in almond butter or having a fat-free yogurt mixed with a variety of nuts.
Fill it with fruit
Fruits contain natural sugars, which are great at giving your body a little extra boost of energy. Bananas are a great fruit to have in the morning if you are looking to curb those mid-morning cravings, and will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Eating half a grapefruit in the morning has also been shown to decrease cravings and curb your desire to snack on unhealthy food during that mid-morning slump. Other great breakfast fruits include blueberries, strawberries and blackberries. These berries are high in antioxidants without being high in calories, and will leave you feeling refreshed and satisfied for a longer period of time.
Another great way to fill yourself with yummy fruits is to blend yourself a smoothie. Throw your favorite fruits in a blender, pour in some low-fat almond milk and blend it up. You can even add a scoop of your favorite protein power to ensure you stay full until lunchtime.
Gather the grains
If you’re a lover of carbs, breakfast is the best time of day to get your fix. However, if you do choose to have carbs in the morning, make sure you are choosing carbs that are filled with fiber. When choosing a breakfast cereal, always choose a whole-grain cereal with at least five grams of fiber per serving. The same rule applies for oatmeal; only eat oatmeal with at least five grams of fiber per serving. Try your best to avoid cereals high in sugar and artificial coloring. Cereals high in sugar will give you a quick burst of energy in the morning, but will leave you feeling sluggish and hungry a few hours later—not good!
Eating a healthy breakfast every day is a staple to living a healthy life. When combined with the added benefits of our fat-burning dietary supplements, eating a healthy breakfast will allow you to achieve your weight loss goals and defy limitations—both in the gym and in life.