It’s always been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we all know its true. But we also know that the early morning is often the busiest time of the day for any of us with jobs, family, relationships, and school. Finding the time and energy to enter the kitchen and cook up a proper bodybuilding breakfast is not an easy thing to do! Let’s look at some of the criteria for a successful bodybuilding breakfast plan.
It Must Be Fast
Unless you’re the 1998 version of Ronnie Coleman who would roll out of bed at 10 AM and prepare eggs and oats and watch SportsCenter until noon, you’re in a time crunch in the morning. So even cooking and cleaning up after the preparation of eggs might not work well with your daily schedule. Can you make a list of the protein foods which would be faster?
It Must Be Affordable
Sure, ‘take out’ from a nice restaurant could give you a nice ham and cheese, egg-white omelet every morning - but can your budget handle that $7.95 daily hit? Find foods for breakfast that fit well with your monthly allotted food budgeting.
It Must Contain The Right Macronutrients
A bag of marshmallows would be fast and affordable for breakfast, but there’s a good chance it wouldn’t have the protein or carbs you would need to have a productive day of bodybuilding training and growth. Your meal should contain at least a fist-size serving of protein (6 ounces is ideal) along with some oats, rice, beans, potatoes, pasta, or other good sized serving of carbohydrate for energy.
It Must Taste Good
Finally, your breakfast has gotta taste good if you expect to eat it with any kind of consistency. A terrible tasting meal will result in terrible eating schedules. You will find reasons to skip eating, and soon you’ll be scarfing down fast food drive thru breakfasts, making up reasons why “this is better than nothing…”. Select foods you and even if you need to pre-cook them and heat them in the morning, you’ll have a breakfast planned that you very much enjoy.
Now comes the tough part - putting the pen to paper and planning out what your own daily breakfast should be! Perhaps it’ll be from a restaurant if your time and budget allow. Perhaps you’ll end up cooking a delicious breakfast of eggs and sausage with potatoes, and eating it at night - and you’ll opt for chicken and rice from the microwave in the morning when you don’t feel like cooking or time and money are in short supply.