Pizza for breakfast?
Elite Body Squad has come across some recent research, in which a nutritionist claims that a slice of pizza in the morning could be healthier than a bowl of frosted cereal.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, registered
dietitian Chelsey Amer said, "You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories."
And with more media reports that a bowl of supermarket sugar-coated cereal might not be the healthiest start to the day, she might not be wrong. Unbelievingly, an average serving of frosted flakes contains 110 calories, but most of us eat well over that — up to 132 per cent extra in fact, according to a 2014 study by Consumer Report. This, without milk, is around 255 calories at breakfast, almost equal to a slice of pizza at 272 calories.
That said, it goes without saying that pizza (or frosted cereal, really) isn't the healthiest choice of breakfast, whether you're heading to the gym or not, and we asked some of our Ambassadors for their simple, muscle-building breakfasts:
Jess Lee (jesslee3_)
I usually have proates, so I mix my whey protein with my oats and top it off with sugar free syrup and fruit. Perfect start to my day and it satisfies my hunger too.
Craig Wright (craiglw007)
I always have fuel, low sugar protein granola and Skyr yoghurt in the morning. I tend not to eat before training, if I’m training first thing, and I will eat breakfast afterwards.
Peter Batai (petebatai)
My breakfast is very simple but delicious. I have 80 g of oats with 50 g of protein powder. Sometimes I add a bit of peanut butter or sliced bananas or berries depending what flavour of protein I’m using. I never cook my rolled oats but just let them absorb the water for a good 10-15 minutes. I strongly believe it’s better this way as they stay a bit more crunchy, and being uncooked they’re easier to digest.
The only time I change this, is if I have to train in the morning as porridge could draw too much blood into the stomach, making me feel too full. It’s not great when training legs for instance, when I need quicker carbs. I use semolina or homemade rice pudding with the same ingredients as porridge. Works for me!
You want to have a good big breakfast as your body hasn’t received any food for an extended period of time during the night. However, instead of eating very popular egg based first meal, I prefer a quicker easy to digest option. Moderate GI to avoid largely elevated blood sugar level but quick enough to replenish and kick-start the body and metabolism.