My Diet. Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.

80% of your workouts are about diet. What you put in your body is not only about building muscle or keeping you weight down. It’s also about fuelling the workouts, sports or just day to day activities that make up your life.

Sugary Junkfood and energy drinks have their place in moderation but they should never be your primary source of energy.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I used to hate eating breakfast. It often made me feel sick. I would start the day with a hot chocolate and maybe a slice if toast. By 11am I was falling asleep again and snacking on rubbish foods. If you are feeling rubbish in the morning chances are it’s the quality of your breakfast. Your body has been fasting for nearly 8-10 hours usually so it’s not surprising that if you don’t feed it then you are gonna feel like shit. If you are trying to manage your weight then eating a good breakfast will help you reduce snacking.

I had to train myself to eat breakfast and now I wake up starving. I started with just eating a banana then as my stomach and hunger changed over time added toast and oats or cereal. I feel much better and have more energy for the day and my workouts as a result. So start with small changes to your diet and then keep going. Your body will adjust and as you do more and more physical activity your appetite for food will increase naturally.

If you want to gain size and strength then breakfast is non negotiable.

I start the day now with a protein shake and a cup of quick oats with honey or a few slices of toast with peanut butter. If there is a banana handy I’ll chomp on that too.