Hey EarthFIT fam! You have questions? Hopefully I have the answer. In today’s Q and A, we’re going to talk about getting breakfast on the go. What are some good options and what to look for? All right, let’s get right into it. So this question was asked by a client. They want to know what specifically they should be eating when they have to run, maybe they don’t have a lot of time to prepare ahead of time. It’s breakfast in the morning and they’re running out the door, they’re rushing out the door. What is a good go-to in that circumstance? So I’m going to start out by giving you my favorite answer to everything. It really depends. It depends on what your goals are, where you’re at in your fitness, what activity you’re going to do plays a big factor. So these are things you want to consider.
For example, if you’re going to go and have a rigorous training session, it’s going to be a little bit different. What you’re going to want to grab on the go, as opposed to, if you’re going to sit on a couch for eight hours right after you leave the house, right? So it’s going to kind of depend, but for the sake of this video today, we’re going to talk about a standard client, just looking to lose body fat, trying to stick with their nutrition, going to work after they wake up in the morning, what would a good option be then running out the door. So really whenever we’re thinking about that, I like to narrow it down. I don’t want generally yes – Balanced meal. If you can get that and you have some options on the go, that would be perfect, but that’s not always feasible.
So I really like to narrow it down to two macronutrients. That would be (1) protein and (2) fat. Why fat? Because if you’re just going to work, it’s going to keep you satiated throughout. It also has a lot of good things for your brain to help you focus. Protein is very important for building muscle supporting muscle growth. And both of them tend to satiate you more, which means you’re not going to be as hungry throughout your workday.
So what are some good, protein, fat options when you’re rushing out the door? I like Greek yogurt number one, very simple, simple, and easy to eat.
Protein powder strongly recommends having that in the house. That is a great option as well. If we’re looking at kind of fats and proteins combined, we’d be looking at things like eggs. You can make egg bites night before a little preparation here is going to go a long way, but let’s say you didn’t do that. Maybe you didn’t prepare those eggs. What can you do again? Greek yogurt is probably my favorite, protein powder. And really it doesn’t have to be just those breakfast foods, because if we think about it, breakfast is just another meal. So anything else that you have leftovers from the night before are perfect. Anything… don’t get stuck in this breakfast type of mode, especially if we’re out on the run. If you have things in your fridge already ready to go eat them.
So really it comes down to, try to prepare a little bit ahead of time. If you have any Greek yogurt, some protein powder, even like a protein shake is a good thing to grab on the go, it really gets you started out on the right foot in the morning, or just leftovers from the night before are probably going to be your easiest bet.
No need to overcomplicate this one. Stick to a good protein source. I’ve made a lot of videos on what are good protein sources. Find one of those that’s easy, ready to grab and then head out the door, get ready to start your day. One other thing I would recommend with your go-to meal – drink a lot of water. A lot of people aren’t hitting their daily water requirements. A good little tactic that I like to use for clients is to set a daily water minimum. And this starts right at the first thing in the morning. So you’re rushing out that door, bare minimum, grab a you know, a big thing of water and have that to start your day. Nothing if all else fails. All right, that is all I have for you today. If you guys have any other questions, make sure you drop in the comments below. If you liked this video, give me a thumbs up. If you love it, give me a heart. And that is all I have as always stay strong.
-EarthFIT Coach Sam