Eggs, bacon, pancakes, French toast, waffles, sausage, fruit, oatmeal. Mmm…breakfast. Breakfast is a beautiful thing, but way too often when I talk to people about their eating habits they tell me they skip breakfast! How can you skip out on any of the above mentioned, delicious foods?!
“I’m not hungry.”
“I don’t have time.”
These are the two most popular excuses, but at Rock Solid we’re not big fans of excuses. So let’s put away with them and figure out how to eat breakfast anyway. But first, why is breakfast so important?
Breakfast…break-fast. When you wake up in the morning you’ve been fasting, or not eating, throughout the night. So breakfast is when you break that fast, and fasts are no good for muscle building or high metabolisms, which are both essential no matter what your goals are.
Breakfast will help you kickstart your metabolism and make it easier to control your eating later in the day. Sumo wrestlers actually skip breakfast and work out on empty stomachs so that later they can eat a maximum amount of calories that will lead to maximum fat storage. Do you want to look like a sumo wrestler? No? Then eat breakfast!
So you know you need to eat breakfast, but you don’t have time. What then? Well let me share my breakfast habits with you:
Every morning I eat the same thing so I don’t have to worry about what I will eat the next day. I eat a bag of almonds, oatmeal, an apple, a banana, a granola bar, hard boiled eggs, a piece of bread, and a few slices of ham. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but it’s really very simple.
Every Sunday afternoon I cook enough hardboiled eggs for the week and then bag the eggs, ham, bread and almonds in their separate bags. In the morning I heat up oatmeal in a to-go coffee cup and then grab everything and throw it in a plastic bag. Everything is already bagged and I can eat it in the car and finish it when I get to work, so it takes away the, “I don’t have time,” excuse.
So there you have it. If you want to build muscle, kickstart your metabolism and avoid looking like a sumo wrestler, eat breakfast. And if you don’t have time, prepackage everything and take it on the road with you. Happy eating!