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February 16, 2017

 

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As seen in a Scorp Tip breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It's so important because it can speed up a metabolism, regulates eating and helps healthier eating. You should eat between 30 min - 1 hour of waking up. This is prime time to start your metabolism and regulate your blood sugar levels. After that you should be eating every 3-4 hours and sometimes 5. I try to eat 4-5 times a day depending on when I wake up; obviously the earlier you wake up the more meals you can fit in. If you are trying to gain weight you want to eat more frequently, 5-8, times a day and if you want to lose weight you should eat 4-6 times a day. I will go into calories in the what section.

 

Who:

You obviously.

 

Why:

You want to eat regularly to keep your metabolism working throughout the day, simple. You also want to give your body needed nutrients throughout the day instead of in just 1 or 2 sittings. Eating frequently also keeps you focused becuase the food you eat provides energy to your body and brain.

 

How:

Meal prep is a great way to eat throughout the day because you pack your meals and take them anywhere. You can also purchase your meals from restaurants or food vendors throughout the day. Whatever is most convenient for you, do!

 

 

What:

Your first meal  should have sugar, protein fats and a complex carb.

 

Sugar: No I do mean add a pound of sugar to your meal but ingest something with natural sugar in it. Like fruits or even brown sugar if fruits aren't available. This will immediately get your blodd sugar levels balanced and awaken you.

 

 

Protein: Protein is important for keeping you full longer; for breakfast you want to have a substantial amount of protein so you get energy and stay full until your next meal. This can come from eggs, Greek yogurt, peanut butter or whey.

 

Complex Carb: This is carbohydrates that are made out of long strains. This is in whole grains, beans and vegetables. A complex carb will also give you elongated energy and keep you full.

 

Fats: Yes you do need to consume healthy fats and they will give you the most energy from all food groups. See some of my favorite healthy fats here like peanut butter, avocadoes and olive oil.

 

Your next meals throughout the day should consist of carbs, fats, and proteins in many different variations. If you are very hungry or you know you will have a longer time in-between meals increase the amount of protein and carb in that meal. Cater your food to what your body needs for every meal. If you aren't too hungry, decrease the amount of carbs in a meal. If you want to gain weight you should add extra calories to all your meals, surplusing it 200-500 calories a day. To lose weight you want to deficit your meals by 300-500 calories a day. Always try to have at least half a plate of vegtables.

 

Where:

Anywhere, duh.

 

Helpful Sites to Consider -

Choosemyplate.gov

Myfitnesspal.com

 

 

 

 

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