Still eating breakfast? Has it become kind of a snack or just a quick bite? Or maybe it's just pancakes at this point? This bizarre routine we are finding ways to adapt to definitely has shifted our eating schedule. It is OK to admit this! As long as you recognize what has changed, that is the first step in understanding what you need to fuel your body with for the moment.
I know for me, I can wake up and have a cup of coffee and go about my day. Sometimes, I do not find myself heading into the kitchen to eat until about 12pm. By this point, I cannot focus as well as I know I can. I need to fuel my body a bit in the morning before I begin my day. Right now, I start my day with an eggs, tomatoes, yogurt with walnuts and cinnamon. I change it depending on how I feel that morning. Sometime, I like to make oatmeal on the stove for a hot meal. This wakes me up and fills me for a while.
When I am dancing all day, I make sure to look to see how much protein I am getting in my diet. Personally, protein is the most effective element for my recovery. The right amount, given my weight, helps my body recover the best from a long day. When I first started to look at how much protien I was getting, I logged it for an entire week while also dancing fully, and I realized I was getting half the amount I should be. When I began adding in more, I noticed how much better my calves felt after a long day. I would recover in half the time and this was really helpful. Also, I got out of the routine I used to have so I started add more vegetables, sweet potatoes, and non-processed foods into my day. This made a world of difference. Not only did it fill me up, it cut some of the bad sugar out and that helped me stay focused longer.
Others, find it to be healthy carbs that makes them feel the strongest and the healthiest. It is good to explore and see what your body needs. These are suggestions based on my experience! Enjoy
"Consuming 30 grams of protein first thing in the morning prevents a mid-morning blood sugar crash and keeps your metabolism humming all day. It also helps build lean muscle mass, which means the more muscle you have, the more calories you burn sitting at your desk.".......