This past weekend someone had
asked me a very standard/common question
>>> ‘What should I be eating for breakfast’?
In relation to weight loss of course.
Being a nutritionist and a weight loss coach
everyone always expects to say something
standard like a – berry smoothie with coconut
oil, flax seeds and cheaseeds or muesli.
But, that was not my response, because your
breakfast choice should be based on your
My first question was – do you currently eat
Because if you don’t like to eat breakfast,
you don’t actually have to have breakfast in order
to lose weight >> see my blog on that here.
Now, if you do enjoy starting your day
with breakfast, what you eat should
be determined by your personal
preferences not by some ‘nutrition guru’.
For example here are five of my clients
who are working towards their
personal weight loss goals and who
eat breakfast every morning (by choice):
1 – Greek Yogurt & Bowl of fresh fruit (berries, melon).
2 – Toasted Bagle/Cream Cheese & 2 Eggs.
3 – Bowl of Special K cereal & 1 scoop of whey protein.
4 – Toast with peanut butter and 2 whole eggs/2 egg white omelet.
5 – Oatmeal and egg whites with veggies.
Do you see how different they all are?
Each one of these individuals is eating
what they like – not what I told them to eat.
And I do have clients that don’t eat breakfast at all!
So my answer to the initial question of ‘what
should I be having for breakfast’ was that
it depends on what you like, what will give you
energy, what will satiate you and what will
support your overall goal.
Any ‘expert’ that says you ‘should be eating ____.’
Is simply pushing their personal bias on you,
and it doesn’t work long term!
What does work is when you are able to eat
what you enjoy and still make it work
with your weight loss program!
That is why it’s so important to have a personal/
individual plan to work with rather than following
a restriction based diet.
Weather you have breakfast or not, it won’t effect
your weight loss.
And what you eat is not as important as the overall
context of your diet.
^^^Yes I said diet – nothing wrong with that word
in my books!
What’s important is that you eat what you like and
you have a balanced meal with carbs/protein and fats!
That’s the one thing I will help balance out for clients
because most breakfast lack protein!
And another things I suggest you focus on is
CONSISTENCY – usually I’ll arrange two breakfasts
options for my clients based on what they enjoy
eating and they’ll alternate between the two.
Enjoy what you eat and be consistent with it,
and you will get results!
Anyhow, that’s my rant for the day.
Ruslan ‘Love my breakfasts’Kedik