I have never been huge on eating breakfast at the normal time, I should add. Have you?
I feel like so many people rush to eat breakfast because they think they “have” to.
So they reach for whatever, muffins, coffee cakes, donuts…
Which actually does more harm than good.
You are better off waiting unless you have a medical issue on why you can’t.
What does breakfast even mean?
It means, BREAK-FAST. You are breaking your fast since most of us don’t eat in our sleep. haha
So fueling yourself properly is important.
I’m just not hungry in the morning. I rather get up and go workout.
I have been like this my entire life until I had a trainer tell me I HAVE to eat before the gym or I will lose muscle mass which research is coming to say that isn’t the case.
But anyways… of course, I listened to her instead of listening to my own body since she was older and had an insane amount of muscle.
I started having a protein shake with oats in it every morning and all the sudden, I gained weight, felt super tired and had no motivation to work out. I just figured I was getting older and that’s just what happens. So I stuck it out for about a year and with no results, I finally decided to go back to my old ways…My fasted workouts.
No breakfast in the morning. I would weight train then do interval cardio right after. I dropped about 15lbs in one month. I went back to having amazing energy and flying through my workouts. Then this whole intermittent fasting thing popped up and I was very curious on learning it.
As I did more research, I understood why I felt better not eating as much.
Fasting allows your body to detox, heal and cleanse since it isn’t constantly breaking down food. It can focus on more important things so you feel good. Most people eat about 10-16 hour window a day so it doesn’t give your body a lot of time to recover. I start eating usually around 12 and stop by 6.
On the weekends, it does change so my body doesn’t get use to fasting all the time.
Let’s dive into the benefits of fasting…
Benefits of fasting:
- Balances Hormones
- Burns More Fat
- Improved Performance
- Steady Energy Through the Day
- Internal Healing
- Better Focus
- Better Skin
Should you try Fasting?
If you are brand new to fitness, I would recommend easing into it.
For example, go for a walk on an empty stomach then continue to advance each week like adding in your weight training and so on. But you need to see how you feel on it before hitting the weight room on an empty stomach. Everyone is different. Some people can’t do it because they get light headed and dizzy. Others completely thrive on it…so remember to play around with it for a few days and be mindful of how you respond to it.
A lot of people ask what I do and how I started it so let’s really break it down…
When I was first starting fasting, I was about 15. I didn’t put any thought into it. I just went and worked out then started eating around 10a.m. I’d eat 2 eggs and maybe a bagel with cream cheese or oats (I was young so I thought bagels were healthy haha) and since I lived at home, we didn’t eat past 6p.m.
As I got older and lived alone, My eating times were 11a.m. to 6p.m. and yes, I would do coffee with creamer which is technically breaking your fast because of the insulin spike from the creamers but I still had amazing results so I wasn’t against using my creamer. haha
Then switched to eating before my workouts, so meal 1 at 6a.m. and stopped eating by 6p.m. because I “had” to get my 5-6 meals in a day to “keep my metabolism up” which was total bullshit because I just got fat a lazy because my body was constantly focused on breaking down food and this B right here was too damn sleepy to do anything else. haha
Once, I had enough of not seeing results, I went back to my fasted workouts. Still having my coffee with creamer in it and dropped about 15lbs in a month. Insane! Right?
Could you imagine dropping 15lbs in a month from switching something so simple?
So in my opinion, I believe coffee or tea with cream doesn’t make or break you. I was healthy, fit and loved my body at 125lbs (I’m 5’3) my eating windows were 11a.m. to 6p.m. but now days, I am 110lbs. I love my body even more being so lean and I did kick it up a notch…
I eat at 12p.m. 3p.m. and 6p.m. I only drink water now and not because I was worried about the coffee and creamer being too much for me but I just don’t care for coffee anymore. I don’t have snacks in between unless I am starving and truly need one but a lot of times, I believe we snack because we are bored. That will have to be your personal awareness and judgment.
I do my eating at those times about 3/4 days a week. The other days, I will eat at like 10a.m. or 11a.m. and I never really eat later than 6p.m. because I’m busy with baby. haha but you can eat up until an hour or so before bed. You have to do what eating window works best for you and your schedule. That way it is easier to stick to longer term.
When things are easier. You are more likely to stick to them daily and taking action daily is how those long term habits come in. That way you can make health and fitness a true lifestyle. And if you need any help, I do offer custom programs where I can guide you and show you how to hack your body, build the habits you need and take out the guesswork.
The most popular program is my rewire program but I don’t just let anyone in this program…
You have to have the right mindset, be ready to take action and get results.
So you may be wondering…
What is THE REWIRE?
Glad you asked… It is where I walk hand in hand with you in order to help you build the proper habits you need to succeed your health and fitness goals LONG TERM. Dropping 20lbs is cool and all but can you keep it off? Most people can’t which is great for trainers but I hate seeing people feel defeated so I knew I needed a program that delivered long term results and truly taught people exactly what foods and training they need along with the simple habits they need daily to lose that 20lbs and keep it off.
What is included…
- Custom Meal Guide
- Custom Workout Guide
- Supplement Guide
- 2 Check-ins a week
- Form Videos
- Recipe ebooks (breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert)
- Mindful Morning Routine
- Food Journal
Does that sound like something that would help you?