Recently, a group of cheerleaders that I coach asked me to help them with healthy eating!
I was so honored. Here is what I gave them to start with for Breakfast:
* You need to eat a balanced breakfast. A carb and a protein. I always like to eat fruit as well at breakfast time. I am a big believer that the order you eat your food in can help give you more energy. Always eat fruit first- not last. Fruit digests easiest and quickest so if you eat it first it will automatically help speed up your digestion and metabolism.
A carb: 2 pieces of toast, a granola bar, 1 cup of healthy cereal, oatmeal
A protein: Eggs, Protein shake, Chicken sausage, turkey sausage, greek yogurt
Great breakfast example:
Blueberries or rasperries, 2-3 scrambled eggs or hard boiled eggs, 2 pieces of toast
When I’m in the mood for a sweeter breakfast I’ll usually have something like this:
Fruit (berries), 2 pieces of toast with honey, scrambled egg whites with a little bit of honey on the side.
When I’m in the mood for a more salty/ carb breakfast:
Apple slices, 2 pieces of toast with light butter, hard boiled eggs with a little salt and pepper OR scrambled eggs with a little bit of garlic salt and pepper.
When I’m not in the mood for breakfast or in a big hurry:
Protein shake: Chocolate flavored protein powder blended with water and a banana OR a cup of greek yogurt with a handful of fruit.
When I’m at a restaurant:
Egg white omelet- almost every restaurant offers an omelet as an option and usually omelets come with a side of potatoes (carb) and a side of fruit.
STAY AWAY FROM: Anything that has a lot of sugar. It’s not good to start your day and spike your blood sugar. Say no to sugary pastries, sugary drinks, sugary cereal.