LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2012) - You don't need a personal trainer to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but sometimes this meal can be rushed, full of the wrong things or completely skipped. If you're skipping breakfast to lose weight then give up now - in some cases skipping this meal can actually cause you to gain weight.
The same can be said of sugary cereals: they'll give you a quick fix energy buzz which will see you crash an hour later, making you more likely to reach for the biscuit tin...
The Training Room, who specialise in instructing people on becoming a personal trainer, have sourced out some of the best breakfast ingredients around that are healthy, filling and will see you through till lunch - whether you're trying to lose weight or bulk up.
The best type of foods to eat first thing in the morning are complex carbohydrates like oats, whole grains, rye bread, dried fruit and squeezed juice. These foods have a low GI (glycaemic index) meaning they release glucose slowly into the bloodstream. They'll keep you fuller for longer, which in turn can help prevent unhealthy snacking and keep your energy levels constant.
A firm favourite in the healthy breakfast stakes is porridge loaded with healthy toppings. Take 50g of porridge oats and mix with water or semi-skimmed milk, depending on your preference. Once this is piping hot, mix a table spoon of honey and sprinkle with a generous helping of blueberries and pumpkin seeds.
The oats will provide you with complex carbohydrates and honey is a great source of natural sugar - just don't overdo it. Pumpkin seeds and blueberries have a really high anti-oxidant capacity so are great for optimising our health.
If this doesn't sound like your cup of tea then how about eggs? They're a fantastic source of protein, which is also good to consume in the morning because it balances blood sugar levels and can help you feel full. Try poaching two eggs and have with a slice of toasted whole meal bread for a healthy, wholegrain breakfast.
Now you know the benefits, and how easy it is to include these healthy ingredients in your diet, it's time to start making time to make your breakfast work for you.
Notes to Editors
- The Training Room runs Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer Courses through fast-track and time-part courses as well as pioneering a new flexible e-learning programme.
- Unlike other training programmes, the Training Room's support doesn't finish once students have graduated. All graduates are given access to an exclusive job board, with vacancies posted by some of the biggest organisations in the industry.