Lesson Day 2
Your mission - should you chose to accept it......
In line with the building theme I spoke about yesterday Day 2 is a repeat of Day 1 (eat your breakfast within one hour of getting up)
Have 15 grams of protein with your breakfast.
Why is this important?
If eating carbs on their own is like putting paper on the fire – you need more paper in a few minutes, then eating protein is like putting coal on the fire, you will be good for a few hours.
Eating protein along with your carbs slows the release of glucose (sugar) into your blood and so keeps your blood sugars and energy stable for up to 3 hours.
What you need to do
Some of you will be familiar with the difference between carbohydrates, fats and protein and some of you not so much. I don’t want to turn this into a lesson in nutrition so I will just give you some examples of protein and some protein portion sizes so you can chose from those options or if you are sure, choose anything you fancy. My advice here is don’t guess. 15 grams is the magic number when it comes to breakfast, so to really get the benefits, ensure you have 15 grams (or more). For example, 2 eggs is 15 grams of protein, if you need a quick easy breakfast on the go, boil a couple of eggs the night before and eat them on the way to work if necessary – job done!!
1. Note what time you got up at.
2. Make sure to have 15 grams of protein with your breakfast within one hour of that time (see protein suggestions in lesson downloads on right)
3. Take a photo of your meal and save it to your folder on your phone or in a special journal for your programme.