10 Breakfast Ideas: How To start Breakfast Like A Warrior
Good morning warriors!
If I had a nickle for every time people have approached me about breakfast, I would be a wealthy man.
The conclusion that I have made is that it's not about breakfast, it is about understanding eating. People struggle to lose the weight, not because they can't workout, but rather they refuse to change their nutrition.
This is because of two things in essence.
- Emotional Dependence
You see most people that struggle with eating healthy foods, struggle because they have this faux love for the substances that are slowly killing them. They think "ahhhh my day was hard, I need a bottle of wine after a day like today..." or perhaps "I'm so tired, I really need a monster right now." or perhaps they think to themselves "I'm STARVING, I'll just pull into this drive through and get something quick"
Look at these reasons, and understand that these reasons are simply a person emotionally reacting to life circumstances. It is a trained response. It isn't that the wine, monster or fast food actually makes you feel better. You have just been programmed to believe it.
I would beg to argue that you could benefit much more from making healthier reactions to stress rather than those unhealthy ones.
- I.A.D.T Sydrome
Often tied to reason number one, this is known as the "I Already Do That" syndrome because you would not believe how many people will come to a coach for nutrition advice and say "We'll I already do that..." Not to be rude, but obviously you are not.... People have a tendency to erase fault from their mind, perhaps to make them feel better.....but not realizing that the person standing in their way is themselves....their pride, their idea that there HAS TO BE SOME MAGIC FIX....
The simple fact is that you need to keep things simple. Be true to yourself, and accept the fact that your faulty habits need to be fixed in order to get you to your goals....Eating fast food once per week may not be horrible for you, but add it on top of chips, beer, donuts...all being taken in "once per week"...adds up to a lot of crap
Today I wanted to bring you some ideas as to HOW SIMPLE can look, and also how an INDIVIDUALS Nutrition can actually be.so different yet so much the same. I reached out to several of my TFW familia across the globe to bring you some different ideas as to how you start your day off right.
You may think "Breakfast, why not lunch...or dinner...?"
To that, I say this. Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal. Not on a nutrition scale, but an emotional one.
Breakfast kicks off your day. A major key to succeeding is to succeed early. When you succeed at one thing, it fosters confidence to succeed at another.
The same goes for failure....in essence habits are created with a snowball effect.
So with this idea, if you master your breakfast then you are more likely to do great at lunch as well, if you eat a bad breakfast your are more likely to give in at lunch because you "already ruined the day anyways".
You may be surprised by some of these responses, and I want you to remember a few things.
- These breakfast are individual to the individual...they are ideas for you but you must scale it to your individual needs as well.
- The more advanced the eating, the more advanced the individuals need. When you read what my buddy Aljay from TFW San Jose eats, you must understand I am not suggesting you eat this....he is a very advanced powerlifting with a very specific goal.
- The key with eating healthy is not overcomplicating things, I could only assume that these breakfast meals are regular staples to their eating (the same as the man that eats the egg mcmuffin 3x a week) This allows them to eat heatlhy but not be super time consuming
- The number 1 thing that I hope you take away from this, The majority of the meals are filled with whole foods. REAL food!
Without further Ado,
10 BREAKFAST IDEAS FROM 110 WARRIORS
- Brian Wolf, TFW Hicksville
I scoop protein, I small sweet potato, 1 tablespoon of almond butter
and either small palm of blueberries or a baby banana with spinach and ice in my NINJA.
- Alicia Saldivar, TFW Huntington Beach
I love egg white bites!! I usually make them with a ton of veggies like bell pepper, onion, spinach, zucchini, squash, etc. sometimes I add ground turkey too ;)
- Jeff Hand, TFW Stockyards
1 cup of rolled oats, a dash of splenda with 1 scoop of whey protein
1 cup of rolled oats, a dash of splenda, and an 8 egg white omlette with a lil salsa.
- Aljay Resngit, TFW San Jose
"I average 3200 calories a day. If I go below that, I lose weight easily. Gift and a curse. Again, I tell my students that everyone is different and they shouldn't copy what I eat."
1 Protein Shake
4 eggs with 1 chicken sausage over 3 cups of white rice
1 cup of oatmeal
1 Protein Waffle (protein + egg whites)
3 Protein Pancakes (1 stack)
Sometimes I throw in veggies in there. <3
- Gary Gonzalez, TFW Eugene
1/3 Cup Oat Bran
2 tbsp chia seed
3 tbsp hemp seed
1 cup blueberries
1.5 tbsp almond butter
Add 1 cup +/- boiling water to desired consistency
I like it cuz it's delicious, fills me up, satisfies me for a few hours, and gives me plenty of energy to start the day with.
- Kian Ameli, TFW Concord
3-4 whole eggs
Shake with all sorts of stuff (veggies, fruits and protein etc.)
Steal cut oats with pb and fruit
- Reid Peterson, TFW South Metro
2 BIG handfuls roasted Brussels Sprouts with avocado oil and sea salt. Topped off with 3 over easy eggs, turmeric, and salsa
- Mollie Estes, TFW Joco & TFW Lees Summit
1/2 cup oatmeal, measured dry, with cinnamon, 3 eggs, 2 egg white muffins, with salsa. About 26g carb, 37g protein and 14-15g fat
- Neil Brzoza, TFW West Bay
Three eggs, sweet potato black bean hash, avocado, and a few tomatoes.
- Drew Rodgers, TFW Louisville
Most likely, I'm doing some sort of "egg muffin."
Veggies in a muffin tin, beaten eggs on top, perhaps some meat. I eat four of those with a big glass of ice water. It kicks my day off strong, and I'm full for hours.
Nutrition is rather simple... I am sure you could tell that by above That for the most people none of them had anything fancy on the menu....in fact, it may seem way too simple and challenge your idea of what breakfast should look like.
The thing is that we make it feel complicated or undesirable because it challenges us outside of our normality.
When you are used to eating fast food, made from a box meals, or microwave dinners then making eggs in a muffin tin seems like rocket science. I can guarantee you though that if you just give it a try then you will be amazed at how easy breakfast can be for you. to do.
Eating does not have to be hard, in fact it needs to be easy. It is less about difficulty and more so just about making the right decisions.
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Yours in Strength,
Coach Mikey, TFW Visalia