Break Up With Break-Fast Forever!

 

Did you know that there is no such thing as “breakfast” food? That’s’ right! “Breakfast food” is a LIE! For those who do eat a meal in the morning to break their nightly fast, there is simply no good reason why you can’t go for  the leftover 2 oz fillet with a side of roasted veggies or salad and mashed potatoes. The typical American breakfast consists of foods like cereals, bacon, eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles, toast or bagel. None of these options truly fuel out bodies. In fact, your breakfast may be the reason for your unhealthy eating habits, lethargy and your sugar cravings. What a balanced meal looks like is different for everyone. However, one thing is true for all of us. We all need a balanced amount of protein, sugar, vitamins and minerals. When you look at the plate of a typical American breakfast, eggs, bacon, toast or bagel, it’s just protein with a side of processed protein and more processed protein, on carbs. There are no vital vitamins and minerals being consumed.

What happens inside your body during a fast is quite remarkable. Your body undergoes a period of total rest; digestion is halted during a fast therefore, all your body’s resources are directed toward other vital functions such as tissue repair, detoxication, cellular renewal and hormone optimization. Therefore, you should be refueling your body with nutrient dense foods and beverages that are easy to digest. It goes without saying (although we’re going to say it 😉) that you will be hungry when the time comes to break your fast. Hence why it is especially essential that you focus on consuming filling and satiating (not satisfying) whole foods that provide significant amounts of protein, fiber, health fats and vitamins.

Some of the best foods to have immediately after breaking a fast include:

  • Raw fruits and vegetables
  • Bone broth
  • Fermented foods such as coconut yogurt (opt for unsweetened) and sauerkraut
  • Leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale.
  • Cooked vegetables including cooked root vegetables like squash
  • Vegetable soups
  • Heathy fats like coconut oil, olive oil and avocado

 

The foods listed above are easy to digest, plus they are a great source of minerals and electrolytes:

  • Whole grains and beans (soaked/sprouted is best for improving digestion)
  • Nuts and seeds such as chia, flax, hemp, and almonds
  • Pasture raised eggs
  • Grass-fed or pasture-raised meat and poultry
  • Wild-caught fish

So what we're saying is, if you can have breakfast for dinner, then why not have dinner for breakfast too? Well you can, and you totally should! 

Cheers,

J


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