Scientific research shows that eating carbs for breakfast can actually help store fat and keep you from burning calories. Conventional breakfast foods are packed with simple carbs and additives for example Bagels, donuts, hash browns and coffee with bunch of sugars. I also bet you keep hearing that it’s necessary to eat carbs for breakfast to get energy and focus, and the more the day goes by, the less sugars you should take in or no carbs after 8 I think I heard it all . While you definitely should be eating carbs following your workouts, you don’t need them first thing in the morning.
Let me explain you why this happens. Earlier in the day insulin sensitivity is higher in both muscle and fat cells. Having a carbohydrate rich meal for breakfast will cause your body to store fat. Ghrelin, the hunger control hormone, is released in your body throughout the night, which stimulates the production of growth hormone and makes you hungry. As this happens, your body starts to burn fat for energy and reduces the protein breakdown for use as fuel. Growth hormone levels peak about two hours after you wake up as long you don’t spike insulin levels by eating carbs. In other words, you start the day burning fat. Even when you’re working out, your body will burn more calories than normal on an empty stomach since it doesn’t have to burn the carbs in your stomach first . What happens if you eat carbs for breakfast? First of all, your insulin levels as well as your blood glucose levels will increase, which reduces fat burning for the rest of the day. At the same time, your cortisol levels will remain high. This sudden insulin spike stimulates the production of new empty fat cells while lowering your levels of growth hormone
What should you be having for breakfast?
The first rule is to never eat anything that comes out of a vending machine. This is quite obvious, right? The second rule is to have a protein-rich breakfast consisting of hard boiled eggs, nuts and seeds, lean beef, bacon, cottage cheese, yogurt, ricotta, tofu, or protein shakes. Lean meat is carbohydrate-free and contains lots of protein. If I am training in the morning I will mix 50g of whey with water and coconut oil. Coconut oil will not spike you insulin but will give you enough fuel from healthy fats to train hard.
I hope this helps you guys and changes some of your eating choices for breakfast and the rest of the day. Stay Fit and healthy and get #Ivanized