When I say, “The most important meal of the day is…” what comes to mind?
You guessed it. Breakfast. But how many of us actually listen to that? Is it true or is it something the egg and sausage companies made up so we’ll buy more of their products?
Welp, believe it or not it’s 100% true.
Numerous studies have shown that consuming more calories in the morning and less as the day goes on can help to improve your overall health. So much in fact, the American Heart Association published a scientific statement backing these studies up. Consuming a “big breakfast” can’t just be a cinnamon roll with bacon by the way, don’t expect any good results if you’re having breakfast meals like that. It should be a strong, nutritional breakfast followed by smaller meals throughout your day. Most of these studies show that dinner should actually be the smallest meal you eat!? Trust me, that concept takes some getting used to.
It really does make a lot of sense if you think about it, we get tired towards the end of the day, right? That’s because our ‘Internal Clock’ starts to shut down at night to prepare us for bed. Just like any big piece of machinery, your body needs to recharge.
Imagine your brain (and body) are actually your cellphone; before you go to bed what’s the first thing you do with your phone? Plug it in right. WHY? Because you want that device to be fully charged so it’ll last a full day.
That’s just how you body works, it needs to recharge. So in a nutshell, try not to indulge in high carbs and salty foods right before you go to bed, your body won’t be able to properly rest because it’ll be too busy trying to digest all that junk.
I know its tough but if you can train your body to eat a certain way, it is possible to have your metabolism constantly burning fat throughout the day. But it all starts in the MORNING.
Not to mention, the nutritional foods you eat will give you energy throughout the day so we can be ‘energized naturally’ without giving your local Starbucks $10/day.
I’ve learned a few tricks throughout my years in the fitness industry but I encourage all of you to educate yourselves on the power of food and what time to eat them. Believe it or not, your nutrition is more important then working out.
I’ll be posting some great healthy foods that we all can make together. Coming very soon, Be sure to follow me to get all the goodies!