Hey, Folks! Rachel here. This will be the first of many posts that I plan to give on my favorite subject, nutrition. I am not a dietician yet, but I am very passionate about nutrition and have done extensive research on the subject. Our output is only as good as our input and therefore makes nutrition paramount to wellness. Those of you that know me from our studio at Fitness Together Bethesda know that my favorite subject is nutrition. Questions such as, “Did you eat today?”, “What did you eat?”, “When did you eat” are often part of our workout sessions together. While these questions may seem trivial, they actually play an integral role in helping you reach your fitness goals.
Since breakfast is our first meal of the day, this post will focus on breakfast. Many people feel that they don’t have time for breakfast. This is simply not true! We must always make time for breakfast, no matter how rushed or late we are. For most of you, you have not eaten since the night before. This means that it has been over seven hours if not more since you ate last. Your body is already in ‘starvation mode’. It is important that you break that fast with breakfast.
Here are some ideas of what you can eat that does not require a lot of prep time, and you can eat this on the run.
- A serving of cottage cheese and fruit
- A serving of Greek yogurt and fruit
- Hardboiled egg and one slice of toast
- Protein shake*
*Protein shake should have more than just whey protein and water in it. Use this as a base and add frozen fruit such as strawberries, banana, blueberries. You can also add a serving of silken tofu to the shake which makes it more filling, keeping hunger at bay. Throw it in the blender and voila!
Keep a look out for my next post!