Is breakfast important for fat loss??
How many times have you heard or said these phrases…
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day”
“Skipping breakfast slows your metabolism”
“If you skip breakfast you overeat for the rest of the day”
At least one right??
ALL are completely false as well!!
Now don’t get me wrong I LOVE breakfast and I eat it religiously before leaving the house (even when I used to have a 5am client) but that does not mean everyone else should.
Breakfast is very simply your first meal of the day and it doesn’t matter one bit from a fat loss point of view whether that is at 5am, 9am or 11am. It can even be later if you like!!
The most important thing when you finally do decide to eat, is that the meal consists of foods that will fit your end goal.
So ideally you would treat it as any other meal that day (proteins, carbs, fats etc)
If you are unsure of how to incorporate protein into your breakfast then please ask, it is one of the first things I address with clients.
From a fat loss point of view it is purely a case of your overall calorie consumption being less than your calorie output over a daily/weekly period and breakfast is just one meal that goes towards that total.
If you are not hungry as soon as you wake up then simply go about your business as normal and eat when ready.
If you train early doors and hate eating before then leave it until after or drink a whey shake before hand. Your muscles will not disappear.
Or if you are like me and can’t function without food and won’t be concentrating on what you should be then set your alarm as early as needed so you can eat then get on with life.
Once again there is no one answer and it comes down to personal preference. This way it makes your diet YOURS, something you own and have responsibility over. Once you have that, then you are in a much better place to succeed.