Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. A protein and fat breakfast (PNF) will level out your insulin response minimising sugar & hunger cravings all day while turning you into a fat-burning machine.
Controlling the first thing you eat is the key to fat loss, improved cognitive function and general wellness. The meat and nut breakfast was popularised by renowned strength coach C. Poliquin.
As you wake, your cortisol levels are rising at the same time as your insulin levels are declining. This mechanism is what causes hunger first thing in the morning. Consuming a standard breakfast (toast/cereal/oats & OJ) will cause your insulin to spike and crash throughout the day. This is due to low nutrient density provided by a “normal” breakfast. Eating a breakfast filled with good fats and cell repairing proteins will keep you on track
During the time you sleep your body uses protein and other nutrients to repair from the days’ activities. Refuelling your body with sufficient amounts of protein and fat provides the right source of fuel to continue to build muscle and burn fat until your next meal.
If you struggle with feeling full or are hungry within minutes of eating breakfast, take a couple of hours to get your motor going in the morning are suffer from a midday crash in energy – this is for you.