3 Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Breakfast
1. Lean Protein
Gram for gram, protein will help to keep you feeling fuller longer compared to carbohydrates and fat.
2. Whole Grains
To help you stay sharp and focused throughout the morning since they’re slower-burning carbs, plus you’ll get some essential vitamins and minerals.
3. Fruit (or Vegetables)
For more vitamins, minerals and feel-full fiber and to help you knock off at least one of your daily recommended produce servings.
Jolly Good Nutrition
I have added a new page to Jollifications to look at nutrition. This was kind of a natural progression that has come from roller derby, to fitness, to health and now nutrition.
I have come to the conclusion that it is all well and good doing exercise and trying to get fitter and stronger, but if you don’t give your body the correct fuel then you are missing a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to making your body as efficient as it can be.
Now don’t get me wrong, I am a complete foody - I love to cook, I LOVE eating pudding and if there is a piece of cake or a biscuit on offer with my cup of tea then (more often than not) I’m damn well going to take it.
And I don’t worry about this in the slightest. But this is because I think about what goes into my body the rest of the time.
So I am going to use this new page to look at how to build a healthy and balanced base for day to day nutrition (please note that I did not say ‘diet’), examine the different types of nutrition, and look at nutrition with regards to pre and post workout requirements.
This is very much in its infancy so please bare with me, but also be assured that I will be adding things regularly so please take a look and check back in every now and again. Also, any nutrition stuff that goes in my blog will either be added to this page, or a link provided.
TBB first training session of 2012 tonight!
Soooooo excited! I’ve been itching to get my skates on for over 2 weeks but the weather hasn’t really been accommodating.
Also a little bit worried though, as although I have been exercising during the break, I have also drunk and eaten more than I ever thought possible. So I am keeping my fingers crossed that I am not the only one! ;)
I’m back on the veg and protein waggon now though so will be fighting fit in no time. I’m thinking I may even add a nutrition page to my blog… What do you reckon to that?