Before I start this post, I just want y’all to know that I don’t think any of the foods in the photos are “bad”. Everything pictured is currently in my house, so obviously, this post is about what the title says. How to choose a breakfast to fit your goals!
Below are two breakfast options, let’s break these down a bit.
|OPTION 1||OPTION 2|
|Approximate calories: 450||Approximate calories: 550|
|Protein: 23g||Protein: 16g|
|Carbohydrates: 34g||Carbohydrates: 76g|
|Fat: 24g||Fat: 25g|
|Fiber: 7g||Fiber: 10g|
|Sugar: 18g||Sugar: 36g|
So which one to choose? It depends on your goals!
For fat loss goals: OPTION 1 is the way to go.
For weight gain goals/endurance athletes (like triathletes): OPTION 2 is the way to go. Heck, if you’re trying to gain weight or are an endurance athlete, you may need to eat both options in one sitting.
Looking at the calories, macro-nutrients, and pros and cons list, which breakfast would you pick?
|ACTION STEP: look at your breakfast plate this week. Are your choices in line with your goals? Why or why not? If they are, WOOHOO! High five time! If they’re not, what’s one thing you can do tomorrow to get one step closer to a breakfast that’s more goal appropriate?|