Many times I am asked, “what should I eat?”
For the most part, that is a case by case basis but when it comes to a improving body composition “The Meat and Nut Breakfast” is the way to go.
I have first heard about this via my Coach James Fitzgerald of OPEX and continued to research the concept via Charles Poliquin.
What are the benefits?
- Slow Rise in Blood Sugar to feel satisfied and prevent food cravings
- What you eat in the AM will dictate how your brain and body will work for the rest of the day.
- Nuts Provide a healthy source of fats
- Neurotransmitter production for optimal brain function and energy production.
- Hormone modulation to keep you energized but calm.
- Protein synthesis and tissue repair for best results in the gym.
What proteins should you eat?
- Turkey Patties
- Freshwater Fish
- Lean Ground Beef
- Chicken Breast
The key to any healthy diet is food variety. Having a varied food profile is very important in reducing food sensitivity. For example, in 2012 I had an ALCAT test this test was took your blood and introduced it to particular foods and observed how reactive the blood became to the food. My test came back reactive to beef, egg whites, and cashews. At that time I had a routine of eating a lot of those foods. So, Below is an example of a sample week.
What does a sample week look like?
- 1-2 Buffalo meat patties
- 1 handful of macadamia nuts
- 1 large venison steak
- 1 handful of cashew nuts
- 1-2 Lean turkey burgers
- 1 handful of almonds
- 1-2 lean ground beef patties
- 1 handful of brazil nuts
- 1-2 chicken breasts
- 1 handful of hazelnuts
- 8-10 gluten free chicken sausages
- 1 handful of pistachios
What about eggs? That is the most often asked question when people read this article. Eggs is one the most common food intolerances, also they are digested too rapidly to sustain blood sugar for the first meal of the day. If tolerant to them, I like them for the solid meal workout that follows the post-workout shake.