It can't just be me who can't stomach breakfast!
So what’s the science?
Dr. Scott Connelly (founder of Met-RX) recommends 50g of whey protein as soon as you wake. I personally ensure that a high percentage of this protein comes from branched chain amino acids, as standard whey protein takes about 3 hours to de-aminate (Thanks for the info Scott Welch!) - I digress! Irrespective of this, I still need to be eating meal one (food) within at least one hour of my wake up shake. And come on, it prepares you to eat more food through the day - “EAT TO GROW” says my main man, Mr O Jay Cutler!
So I have been doing stuff wrong!
My error has always been eating too “clean”, and never consuming calorie-dense foods in my mass training programs. As a youngster, I didn’t know “fitness” people, so I believed in order to build muscle I just had to eat lean protein, healthy carbohydrates and low fats. I didn’t understand what the magazines were telling me, and this was to my detriment as I never gained size and mass.
This is what I figure!
So I’m bulking right, and this is the perfect chance for me to train myself and my body to eat breakfast. I need to make myself look forward to it somehow. It needs to be egg based, it should be calorie dense, and it should have some slow release carbohydrate. So check out my Richard Elston Bodybuilding Breakfast of champions!
Oats based pancakes with scrambled egg white, bacon and maple syrup! YEAH BUDDY!
Mix 100g of oats with 2 eggs, divide into 4, flatten and bake in the oven (blueberries optional) for 10 minutes
Scramble 5 egg whites and 1 egg with a teaspoon of coconut oil
Grill 2 slices of bacon
Stack the oat pancakes, eggs, bacon and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup
Delicious - BOOM!
This is approximately 50g of protein, 28g of fat and 80g of carbohydrate - 770Kcal! Suffice to say, yes I am growing significantly, but I have also noticed improved attention span, I’m much more alert and I am more productive at work. If you’re looking for muscles, try it!
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And check out my previous article about my chest development problems - http://fitnessinventor.com/articles/548
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