Breakfast of champions? Skip the kikiam and eat these instead!
Touted as the most important meal of the day, deciding what to have for breakfast is more than just reaching for what’s available in your fridge. Tempting as it may to go with quick (and usually fried) breakfast fixes, being healthy and powering through your day means being intentional about your food intake each morning.
The pressure to eat with mindfulness is even greater for athletes, who rely on nutrition to stay healthy and physically resilient for strenuous activities. Many athletes find that fueling their bodies with the right food each morning helps them feel more energetic, giving them the mindspace to choose better-quality lunch and dinner options for the rest of the day.
Breakfast essentially kickstarts the body’s metabolism after waking up. When athletes skip breakfast, they are forcing their bodies to run on empty after fasting overnight. Balanced nutrition is key so athletes can sustain their energy through the day, while also reaching and maintaining their goal weight. Making the right breakfast choices also means having adequate nutrition for physical repair.
For high-energy demands characteristic of professional and competitive athletes, a healthy, wholesome breakfast needs to be SOP! Meals can be portion-controlled and focused on protein for muscle recovery, mixed in with complex carbohydrates and healthy fats for energy.
Nutritionists say a healthy breakfast is made up of lean proteins, fruits, whole grains, and some vegetables. Here are five healthy, athlete-approved breakfast choices for you to consider:
Thankfully, Diet Diva’s Lean Machine program takes out the guesswork of what to have for breakfast each day. Lean Machine is specially designed for individuals who expend large amounts of energy during exercise or competition, so our in-house nutritionists and food experts have done the needful in ensuring customers who subscribe to the program are fueled well and are able to recover properly.
All the best to all the athletes especially those representing our country at the 2019 SEA GAMES!
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