Hello! It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here but I’m aiming to get more consistent in my posting this year. Last year was a total transitional year as I went from Say What You Need to Say into Lauren Roy Health. This year continues to offer some new and exciting changes, but ultimately, I’m continuing to focus on doing what I love….health and fitness.
So many times, people want to know exactly what to eat in order to loose weight or to get fit. Well I honestly wish there was a “one size fits all” answer here, because it would make my life a whole lot easier, but ultimately, any health or fitness professional will always tell you…..it depends! And that is the honest answer, I swear.
A lot has to do with your biological makeup, your current fitness levels, your goals, and your preferences. And here’s another kicker…it changes! So for example, I may be eating a certain way now, but that doesn’t mean I’ll continue to do that exact same plan a few months from now. Perhaps my goals will change, my body will adapt, or my lifestyle will come in-between that. No matter the reason, the important thing is to focus on learning your body and what works and what doesn’t work. This takes time, practice, and patience.
So back to my original thought of why I personally choose to eat a breakfast higher in protein. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some pancakes, but I have found that my body performs bests for my current goal of gaining muscle with a high protein breakfast. I will usually save my carbohydrates for post workout or later in the day (also loosely known as carb backloading). I aim for 30-40 grams of protein each morning meal and this usually comes in the form of eggs, chicken sausage, egg whites, almond flour, and ground turkey. I also love adding veggies into every single meal so there is almost always something green on my plate as well.
Now, these high protein breakfasts make their appearance 4 or 5 days a week. I always leave myself a day or two to have a higher carb breakfast if I want it because let’s face it, oatmeal and waffles are needed sometimes! But these days will usually coordinate with a heavier lift day so that I’m utilizing those carbs in the best possible way.
Here are a few of my favorite high protein breakfasts….
Two eggs + 1 white, spinach and an apple chicken sausage + berries
Two eggs + 1 white with spinach and 2 breakfast chicken sausages
Egg white pancake (1 cup of egg whites + 1/4 cup of rolled oats) with 1 TB sunflower seed butter and berries