Peanut butter and banana porridge with cinnamon 😍 Do you have to eat breakfast? It's one of those controversial topics that gets circulated around, and I'm gonna to answer with my favorite answer to most fitness questions - IT DEPENDS.
Reasons why you should eat breakfast: - wakes you up, fills you with energy - prevents mid morning snacking
- eating in the morning results in DIT - diet induced thermogenesis, which is actually more pronounced in the morning (your body burns more calories from food than later in the day) - According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, can result in more energy expenditure during physical activity - improved focus, mental energy and brain activity
So there are undoubtedly benefits to eating breakfast, so you should definitely eat it. However... if you do not like breakfast ( don't know why 😉) missing out on it won't necessarily do you any damage. Missing breakfast has been linked to weight gain over time, increase postprandial hyperglycemia ( high blood sugar post meal) in people with T2 diabetes and result in tiredness BUT these links are too tenuous to have considerable weight, and thus are more speculative than proven. I sometimes find that after a large meal in the evening, I'm not super hungry in the morning, and I have a small breakfast like a banana, and then eat more food later. Breakfast is a personal preference, but I would recommend having it, especially before working out or working, as it does have its benefits 😊
When I get the whole gym to myself it further encourages me to play the game "see how many gains you can fit into one photo" 😂😂😂
But yesterday I took a full rest day off of the gym. It was sunny out which always makes me feel amazing. And I got to hang out with my favorite little nugget (5 year old niece.) If you're ever feeling down or off, spend time with a 4 or 5 year old. Their ability to see the good in everything and turn nothing into a fun game truly is uplifting.
| MEALPREPS PART I | zo eerste mealpreps voor deze week zijn klaar. Part II komt halverwege de week ✌🏻 ik heb deze week 1. Cajun kip met linzen en quinoa 2. Thaise kip met basilicum gemaakt very yummie yummie. Lekkere sunday vibes nog ☀️☀️
Progress update: Whilst my I have only managed 3 days training this week I have managed to keep eating well (with the odd slip). Today was the first time I have been able to train my chest properly since my injury and it felt great! Slowly but surely I am seeing some progress #nevergiveupnevergivein