I knew it was bad for me to wait to eat breakfast until work. I was aware. I’ve heard the whole “You’ve gotta get that metabolism revving first thing!” piece of advice. I just decided that sleep > breakfast.
But then, when I step back to think about it, is 10 minutes of extra sleep every morning really worth it when I can be spiking my metabolism?
When I first told Jim I had been waiting until I get to work to eat my english muffin/Bagelthin and sliced banana, he yelled at me.
I WAS eating breakfast (I never skip a mean, c’mon). I just wasn’t eating it at the right time.
On my nutrition plan, I have learned how important it is to eat within 10 minutes of waking up. I wake up, get ready, and promptly make my english muffin, almond butter, sliced banana, and cinnamon combo.
(recycled photo sans cinnamon)
A timely breakfast makes for a happy metabolism. 🙂
And THEN… another mealtime I’m putting off for too long? Dinner.
You see, my gym is on my way home from work. So I leave work, go to the gym, then run errands on my way home. Dinner very rarely happens directly after I work out, and even when it does, I’m always wanting a shower before I eat. ‘Cause I’m a sweaty beast.
When I called Jim all distraught over the fact that I just couldn’t seem to get dinner in me fast enough, he told me all would be alright if I just had a protein source post-workout. He recommended one of my favorite snack options in my meal plan, the EAS Myoplex Lite. But since I usually drink this before my workouts as my afternoon snack, I now opt for something else.
The Myoplex Lite Bar.
This bar is absolutely delicious — maybe one of the best protein bars I’ve tried. To me, it tastes like a spin off a Snickers… sigh. These iPhone-snapped photos don’t do the bar justice.
When EAS told me they were sending me some boxes of these bars, they weren’t kidding. I am stocked. And my stocked, I mean psyched.
Since these Myoplex Lite Bars are extremely large, Jim suggested I only have 1/3-1/2 of the bar at a time. So, after my day at the gym, I’ll grab an EAS Myoplex Lite bar and munch on half of it.
I highly recommend these babies… AND the shakes. I’m in love with the EAS Lite Chocolate Fudge, which I can easily find at Food Lion and Walmart. I’m high rollin’ in these streets.
Lastly, that myth about not eating at night?
Jim recommends a post-dinner snack if I’m not going to bed for a few more hours (which is always the case, since I’m a night owl). SO THERE, all you old school scientists who tell me I can’t eat past 9 p.m. I’ve been happily eating something high-protein after dinner each night.
So, moral of the story? Don’t just pay attention to what you’re eating — focus on the time, too. Make sure you’re eating a substantial breakfast right after waking up and munching on something after exercise. If you’re active, it’s smart to have a high-protein snack at night time.
Let’s keep those metabolisms in check, okay? Eat your breakfasts. And try some EAS Myoplex Lite Bars!
*EAS supplied me their product; however, all opinions stated above are my own.