Get ready to increase your productivity, dial in your mental focus, and feel more sustained energy throughout the day.
Alright, breakfast or meal #1, regardless of what you call it, or what time you eat it, the first thing you eat during the day plays a huge role in dictating how you’ll feel and perform physically and mentally throughout the day.
In other words, the foods you eat for breakfast can set you up to either feel a high level of sustained energy like an…
…or energy dips and crashes like a…
They can also keep you mentally dialled in and focused throughout the day like a…
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I’ve done videos on this before, but when it comes to breakfast, what has worked best for me and many other athletes, entrepreneurs, and 9-5 office workers, is a breakfast high in protein and fat, and low in blood spiking carbohydrates.
The meat and nuts breakfast was Coach Poliquin’s best tip for achieving optimal lean body composition.
…into my diet just over 2 years ago. Before, then I usually followed the typical bodybuilder breakfast of oats and egg whites. This always left me feeling even more hungry, and I found my energy levels lower throughout the day.
Since incorporating the meat and nuts breakfast, I’ve personally found it helps me stay focused, has increased my productivity, has helped provide me with sustained energy, and keeps me feeling full up until the late afternoon.
On one of my recent daily vlogs over at BradGouthroTV (you are subscribed there right), I showed you how I made my meat and nuts breakfast in just 7 minutes. These daily vlogs at my second channel, BradGouthroTV, include clips of our workouts and the foods we eat daily. So be sure you’re subscribed to that channel as well to get an insider lifestyle view of how Jessica and I Live Lean.
…because protein and fat are very satiating. These foods also raise two important neurotransmitters involved in mental focus: dopamine and acetly-l choline.
To put it simply, neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that communicate information throughout your body. So they tell your lungs to breath, your stomach to digest food, and they can also affect mood, your weight, your sleep, and so much more.
In addition to keeping you full, the energy boosting meat & nuts breakfast provides protein and healthy fats to allow your blood sugar to steadily rise and remain balanced as opposed to a quick rise and drop like your typical cereal would.
…start on a Saturday when you’re not as rushed in the morning. I’m telling you…
You’ll love the increased energy, focus, mental clarity, and the feeling of NOT feeling hungry all day.
Here’s a table of numerous foods that you can simply combine to create a new Meat and Nuts breakfast so you can rotate every day to avoid boredom and decrease potential food sensitivities.
*NOTE: if you have allergies to Nuts, simply substitute avocado or a low glycemic fruit from the list above.
If you haven’t joined our Team Live Lean Inner Circle yet, we just added another cooking lesson recipe video showing you how to make quick and delicious high protein, low sugar meals, and we just added October’s “Muscle Shock” 4 week workout plan as well. As a member, you get a new workout program every month and access to all our cooking lesson recipe videos. We hope to see you in the Inner Circle.
– What did you have for breakfast this morning?
– Do you follow a high protein and fat meal plan?
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.