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People often ask me, who are my gurus? Well, one of them is Charles Poliquin and recently I read an interesting article by him. It was not only interesting to read, but interesting to try for myself.
Charles Poliquin states in one of his recent nutrition articles that a rotating meat and nut breakfast is his single best dietary tip for optimal leanness, energy and sustained mental focus. He goes on to say that,
“Clients ranging from NHL & NFL stars to corporate executives rave about the increased mental acuity and focused energy they derive from this food combination. The meat allows for a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The nuts provide a great source of healthy smart fats that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time. ”
Furthermore he goes on to say that,
“Multiple studies on employee productivity or on children’s attention patterns have demonstrated that a high protein breakfast does not only impact on the energy and productivity levels of morning till noon, but extended its positive way in the late afternoon.”
So I decided to try it out for myself. Within a few days I began to notice a difference in the mornings. Since I’m a Health and Fitness Coach/ Personal Trainer, I’m usually awake at ungodly hours of the morning to coach clients. So at 5am I need something quick and filling to get me through those first 3 hours of activity. What I noticed straight away was that I felt more awake and alert. I also felt satiety, but not full and sluggish. Furthermore, my thoughts did seem clearer and more focused and my cravings for processed carbohydrates diminished for the remainder of the day.
Some clients have reported back the same results and the females especially noticed feeling lighter through the tummy.
So my morning looks a bit like this. First I drink about a Liter of water to start my day. Next I prepare my meat and nuts, along with Green Tea.
*NEW ADDITIONAL RESEARCH: University of Missouri Research
Here’s an example of a few of my quick morning meat and nut rotations.
200g piece smoked Duck
Hand full of Walnuts
200g smoked Salmon
Hand full of Almonds
150g smoked Mackeral
Handful of Cashews
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