After a superb 8 hours sleep. You wake early slap your alarm, roll out of bed, and give your Arnold Schwarzenegger poster a superstitious good luck tap as you stumble past on your way out of your bedroom. Now to fuel the machine for the day. But what comes next? what is the ideal breakfast to kick start a budding bodybuilders day?
There have been many different suggestions over the years, from super high fats, to protein only, to mega carb loads and all combinations in between. But what is optimal? With an absolute plethora of information on the internet, TV and magazines it can be a nightmare sorting the good information from the crap. If you look at the top bodybuilders in the world today you will find that most do things fairly alike. You wont find blow out cheat meals with mountains of ice cream and doughnuts. You wont find extremes of fats, proteins or carbs only. Generally you will find a fairly balanced meal with a good low gi garb source, an adequate serving of protein and usually something containing fast acting carbs (sugars), fats are generally kept to a minimum. There will also be some supporting Supplements included. After all the research I compiled Here is what I assembled as The Perfect Bodybuilding Breakfast:
- 10 egg scramble (8 whites, 2 whole eggs)
- 1 cup of oats with a 2 scoops WPI
- 1 slice wholemeal toast
- 1 glass of unsweetened fruit Juice
- Bodybuilding Multi Vitamin
- Digestive enzymes
- 1 serving fibre supplement
- 1 serving greens supplement
The real secret to bodybuilding nutrition is… there is no secret. Weather it be breakfast or any other meal, the rules remain the same; Eat plenty of clean foods to fuel your growing body. People forever have and forever will try to come up with all sorts of crazy extreme diets that are “the next best thing.” The truth is at this point in time, no one is going to re-invent the wheel. We know how the body works, we know what proper nutrition does for our bodies and we have for some time. Keep your meals balanced, eat plenty, train hard, and rest well.