What to Eat for Breakfast?

This hunk gives a whole new meaning to breakfast in bed. Yum.

You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s no myth! All of us stand to reap a number of benefits by breaking the fast, including:

  • More vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber in your diet.
  • Increased productivity and concentration.
  • More energy to grab life by the horns!
  • Control and manage weight.

But what should you eat? Since I eat breakfast when I return from the gym around 8:00 AM (I eat a banana before the gym), I like my breakfast to aid in my post-workout recovery. Since protein and carbohydrates are essential in repairing and rebuilding your muscles, my breakfasts always contains a combination of protein (eggs, protein powder, Greek yogurt) and carbohydrates (bread, fruits, whole-grain cereals).

But I also like my breakfast to include a good dose of fiber. Fiber dissolves slowly, and it helps the body feel full longer. This is especially great for people looking to control their weight.

Here are some ideas for breakfasts that contain carbs, protein and fiber:

  • Boiled egg, old fashioned oats and an apple.
  • Protein powder drink and high-fiber cereal.
  • Greek yogurt, nuts and orange juice.
  • Whole wheat pita stuffed with boiled eggs, raspberries on the side.
  • Veggies, salsa and eggs wrapped in a pita. Serve with banana.

And if you do exercise early in the morning (like me), make sure you grab something small (like a piece of fruit) before you hit the gym – studies show it gets your metabolism pumping and fuels your body. When you return home, feast on your full breakfast.

Put breakfast to work for you – let me know some of your favorite breakfast ideas in the comments below.

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Comments

  1. having cereal with banana rasberries yoghert and strawberries. im intrested to find out if it keeps me full

    • Try it out?? If you actually look at portion sizing it is usually enough to keep you full (if you’re able to eat it all) til your first snack of the day.

  2. dont forget coffee…. copious amounts of hot black coffee….

    ~ cheers….

  3. is that channign tatum?

  4. I like Yoghurt with Apple (fresh cut into the yoghurt) and nuts.
    It tastes great and keeps me full for hours.

    If I have some kind of bread (even if it is 100% full grain) I get hungry again very soon.

  5. I like oatmeal with blueberries and a cup of hot tea. Maybe some wheat toast on the side.

  6. i like oats mixed with sliced up almonds, then i sprinkle a scoop of my chocolate protein powder on top then pour low fat milk over it and stir it round. Good way to get a pre workout protein hit too ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi Davey,
    if i m an extremely low-weight teen with 172 cm tall and 45 kg
    what should i do in order to have a normal body built with toned muscle?
    will the exercise and work-outs be unbearable to my body?
    not to mention that i had finished two tin of weight-gaining milk powder and had no corporeal weight gain in return, not even 1 kg…

  8. where does granola fit in?

  9. Charles says:

    Hi Davey,
    I’ve been reading carefully your posts about egg being part of a healthy diet, and it undeniably is.
    However, do eggs have a weekly intake that shouldn’t cross a certain limit, as people around me have always been saying “one egg per day, not more” which makes for 7 weekly?
    Cheers,
    Charles