Most people can’t start the day without breakfast, as it is their daily routine to help them focus and prepare for the day. It fuels your body and keeps you going until lunch. So skipping breakfast is a big mistake. Eating a healthy breakfast can help improve your concentration and give you more energy. You will be more likely to eat healthier throughout the day, be less irritable, tired, focus more at work and most importantly, perform better at your Freeletics training. So here are some tips to help ensure that you get your breakfast right.
1. Add protein-rich foods
Adding foods high in protein helps you with your appetite control. So you will be less likely to crave unhealthy snacks during the day. Instead of toast and bagels, eat vegetables like spinach, cauliflower or peppers. Experiment by adding these to a smoothie with some fruit. For example spinach and banana. Sometimes the more unusual combinations taste the best.
2. Prepare yourself
If you feel like you don’t have time in the morning to prepare your breakfast, then make extra beans, vegetables or eggs during the week or the night before. This way you will have something ready to take with you if you do find yourself rushing in the morning.
3. Don’t stick to what you think breakfast should be
You don’t always have to eat what you think is a typical breakfast. Why not eat something you would have for dinner for breakfast? Fish and chicken is just as good to eat in the morning in an omelet or with some vegetables. It’s also a good way of filling yourself up until lunch.
4. Try new and exciting things
If you’re like many other people who just aren’t hungry in the morning, then get something new and exciting for breakfast. If you have food that you’re looking forward to eat, you are more likely to feel hungry. Try foods from different countries. Or exotic fruits that you don’t usually eat.
5. Avoid coffee in the morning
It’s a well-known fact too much caffeine isn’t good for you. And since caffeine influences the level of cortisol, which has it’s peak between 8 and 9 am, some people can get stressed when drinking a coffee in the morning. Try an alternative, like a kiwi smoothie or a cucumber and mint protein shake. These are much healthier and provide you with valuable nutrients. You can find the recipes for these and many other nutritious breakfast foods and drinks on the Freeletics Nutrition Guide. It is also important to drink at least half a litre of water immediately after waking up.
Stick to these tips and you will be likely to see a big difference in your performance. Not just in your training but also at work and other areas in life. Start your day with a really good breakfast and let the results speak for themselves.