Should I Have Carbs For Breakfast?

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Whether you are using intermittent fasting or eating breakfast upon rising is irrelevant – your first meal of the day sets up your success.

When I prescribe meal plans for my clients, I generally recommend a low-carb, high-protein and high-fat breakfast option.

piece of a grilled steak on a fork

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I do this for a few reasons:

  • Carbs can cause a crash in blood glucose levels, causing low energy
  • The meat allows for a slow steady rise in blood sugar levels
  • The nuts provide a great source of healthy fats that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time
  • It’s satisfying – the protein and the fats fill you up, and keep your hunger levels in check until your next meal

Not only that, but eating carbs at night has more benefits to most people than in the morning.

Morning Workouts

For those that workout early in the morning, this may not be possible. Depending on your plan and your body fat levels, you may be required to consume carbohydrates post-workout. I always say you need to earn your carbs, by A) being lean, and B) training hard and consistent.

So if you meet those two rules, then you could include some carbs with your first meal.

You could then have a high-protein, high-fat meal for meal #2.

Hope this helps!

Chat to you in the comments,

Pete