“Don’t skip breakfast.” We’ve all heard it for decades. After all, today’s world beckons us to quite literally run as soon as that alarm sounds. Most of us, will at best, down a cup of coffee in the hopes that running on fumes will somehow carry us to lunch.
“I want to lose weight. I’ll skip breakfast and save myself a couple hundred calories, right?” WRONG!
Skipping breakfast is the best way to SLOW down your metabolism as the body, resourceful as it is, will sacrifice hard earned muscle tissue when placed in an extended carbohydrate-deprived state and thusly sacrifice hard-earned muscle tissue instead. The result: you appear fatter!
The key is in WHAT you choose for breakfast. A banana and yogurt will supply little to no protein and tons of sugar resulting in energy for a second and then the dreaded plummet. But that’s okay right, because my coffee will eventually kick in. OY VEY!
For those on the go and having neither the time nor desire to consume a proper breakfast (egg whites and oatmeal; low-fat cottage cheese and Ezekiel cereal) I suggest a ready to drink protein shake or low-glycemic protein bar. Hey what about Slim Fast? Look at the carbs people – all sugar – and sugar is what? Very good, not a good long-term energy source.
Remember: You must eat to lose! Diet implies restriction and who wishes to be restricted.
Everyone have a great weekend and be sure to check out my coverage of the 2008 Mr. Olympia next week…now I’m off to Vegas.