Meat and nuts: The ultimate power breakfast

If you’re trying to lose weight, then you’ll need to say goodbye to bagels and cream cheese. Ditch the yogurt, granola and cold cereal, too.

There’s a better way to start your morning, one that will keep your body energized and fueled a lot longer than those other carb- and sugar-filled options.

Meat and nuts – for breakfast??

Starting the day with meat and nuts isn’t exactly a new concept, world renowned strength coach Charles Poliquin written many articles on its benefits. Athletes and bodybuilders have been doing this for years. Protein helps build lean muscle and increase blood sugar gradually, whereas simple carbs and sugar provide a quick energy hit then leave you to crash later on. Meanwhile, nuts provide the perfect dose of healthy fats that help to stabilize the low blood sugar levels you got from your meaty protein and lower cholesterol.

Want to avoid the dreaded brain fog? Starting your day with meat and nuts also fires up your brain’s neurotransmitters, allowing for greater focus and concentration. And if you’re trying to get lean, a protein-based breakfast not only gets your body to start burning calories immediately, it can also help keep those cravings at bay by suppressing your appetite.

Here are a few FORME Fitness-approved suggestions for your meat and nut breakfast:

 

Lean meats Nuts
Suggested portion size: 100 grams Suggested portion size: A handful
ChickenBeef

Veal

Liver

Lamb

Pork chops

Ham

Turkey

Duck

Eggs

Salmon

Tuna

Crab

Lobster

OystersScallops

Sardines

Herring

Cod

Halibut

Wild boar

Buffalo/Bison

Ostrich

Yak

Pheasant

Elk

Kangaroo (yes, you read that correctly)

WalnutsPeanuts

Almonds

Cashews

Brazil nuts

Pecans

Chestnuts

Pistachios

Macadamia nuts

Coconut

Allergic to nuts? You can still benefit from a protein/healthy fat breakfast by substituting nuts with avocado or cook your meats in coconut butter.

Pro Tip: Be sure to change up your meat and nut combos to avoid building up food sensitivities that can cause inflammation.

 

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