Avoid sugar cravings and mood swings by starting the day off by feeding your body what she needs
Plus who doesn’t love Mexican food? (rhetorical question because I assume we all love mexicana – certainly do!)
And what could be better than a HIGH PROTEIN / low carbohydrate meal to start the day.
Eating a high protein / high fat meal for breakfast (first thing in the morning) will keep you satisfied and reduce any dense carbohydrate cravings you have throughout the day. This type of meal first thing in the morning is a HUGE help for those wanting to keep their hunger and cravings at bay so that they may lose weight or feel healthier.
Let me give you an example. You wake up, have a coffee with a teaspoon of sugar and porridge or toast with a glass of orange juice. This breakfast gives your body caffeine, glucose, soluble fiber, fructose and some vitamins. A sugar heavy/ carb dense meal like this causes your glucose levels to rise. In response to rising blood sugar levels, your pancreas pumps out insulin (causing an insulin spike which you really want to avoid). So even though you initially may have been full, in two hours you will find yourself STARVING and your energy levels will plummet.
Often this will be the time you reach for a carb/ sugary snack as you look for a fast source of energy (such as a muesli bar or another coffee with sugar). Sounds like a disaster, right? Well, yes because then you set yourself up for a cycle of trying to fulfill your energy requirements which are constantly up and down like a yoyo. Sound familiar?
Having a high protein, high fat meal first thing in the morning balances fasting blood sugar levels, keeps you satisfied and full for longer, helps to avoid any cravings (imagine that! feeding your body the fuel she needs to function efficiently) and best of all helps provide you with consistent energy and reduces mood swings.
Protein sources I use for breakfast include eggs/ egg whites/ chicken or lean beef mince.
Fat sources I use for breakfast include avocado’s, egg yoke or a good quality almond butter.
Alternatively try this ripper of a meal for brekkie and FEEL the benefits.
Serves 2 (hello meal prep)
Prep time: 10mins
Cooking time: 15mins
Nutrition: 5g Carb / 15g Fat / 36g Protein
What you will need:
- 200g lean beef mince
- 1 tspn salt reduced Mexican seasoning
- 1 red capsicum
- 3 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 handfuls of baby spinach
- Garlic/ chili/ onion to mix with cooked beef
Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and cook the chili, onion, garlic and beef, about 7 minutes. Season with the Mexican spices, salt & pepper. Once cooked transfer onto a plate, cover with tin foil and set aside.
Using the same pan cook the peppers until slightly softened, about 5 mins. In a bowl, whisk the eggs and season with salt & pepper. Heat a separate pan with the coconut oil and pour in the eggs, cover with a lid and cook for a few minutes until cooked. Flip like a pancake if necessary to cook the other side.
Once cooked place the egg omelette on a piece of tin foil, top with spinach, cooked peppers and beef. Roll up wrapping in tin foil to secure the filling. Unwrap the top and enjoy. Delicious with salsa.
Health & Fitness Coach #ROMFIT