How many times have you heard, Breakfast Is The Most Important Meal Of The Day?
Lets round down and say 1 million times! Do you know Why its SO important?
The biggest reason is metabolism and how we get our metabolism started in the morning. If one of your health goals is reduce your body fat percentage, eating the best possible foods to jump start your metabolism is the single most important thing you have to do!
Here’s what happens if you don’t. Your body wakes up from sleep, so you haven’t eaten anything in at least 6 to 8, maybe more hours. When we wake, the body turns on the power, look at it as a manufacturing plant, the lights go on, the computers are turned on, the machines and all working parts are on and now ready to operate. If you don’t have power to run all your machines, what happens? They shut down, or strain to work properly, and this puts a tremendous amount of unnecessary pressure on the body!
Now, what you’ve forced the body to do is conserve all its energy for the upcoming day, and to do that, it has turned down the rate your metabolism will work. This is especially worse is you go 2 or more hours not eating from the time you woke up because whatever you eat next will be broken down at a molecular level and the body will try to turn it into fat, because fat is our slowest burning sustainable source for energy. If you’re like a lot of people out there and live a very busy life, and go a few hours without eating, there’s a good chance the first thing you eat will the first thing you can get your hands on, a donut, pastry, something fast processed, and probably from a vending machine. Your body is now turning already fatty foods into fat and storing them. An absolute internal catastrophe if your goal is lose body fat!
It doesn’t have to be like that. If you’ve been following my blogs you know I am a HUGE fan of preparing meals on Sunday. I cook, portion and store every meal, so I have nothing to worry about during the week. My day personally is crazy, I am up everyday at 3:45am, I start work at 4:45am, and I don’t get home until past 5pm or 6 pm every night! So its very important that I have all my meals ready to go before I leave in the morning, and if you’re serious about fat loss, this should be a priority for you. It may seem like a lot at first, but it literally takes a couple hours or less at most to get everything ready for your week!
Here are 2 of my favorite Pre-Made breakfasts, both are delicious, easy to make, can be prepared many ways and only take 20 minutes to make from start to finish!
Cupcake Pan Eggs
Get a cupcake pan, crack either full eggs, or egg whites, 1 or 2, whatever your meal plan calls for and drop them into the holes! I put a little refined coconut oil in mine to keep them from sticking! Then add whatever you like to them, veggies, meat, cheese, put them in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes, and you’re ready to go!
You can store them in a plastic sealed container for the next 5 days, so they’re ready to go every morning! You can eat them cold, or put them in your toaster oven and heat them up!
Cupcake pan Oatmeal
If oats or grains is more your thing in the morning, you’ll love this! Take 2 cups of oatmeal and two cups of organic almond milk and stir in a big bowl. Fill the cupcake pan with paper holders, then fill them with oatmeal. You can add hemp seeds for more protein if you want. Put them into the oven at 375 for 15 minutes, and you’ll have basically oatmeal cookies ready to go! You can top these with Almond Butter, Berries, Apples, Banana, Seeds, just about anything you can think of! Also you can stick these in the freezer and pull them out to thaw the night before! If you want them warm, same thing, stick them in the toaster oven, and boom, breakfast is served!
Whatever you do, MAKE SURE YOU EAT BREAKFAST!!!
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is! I hope you enjoy these great tricks to breakfast on the go!