Thursday, November 6, 2014

Breakfast: Set the tone for your day ...

Last week I told you about my childhood best friend Steve and his obsession for kicking a crushed up Coke can for two miles. 

Kicking the can is a metaphor for doing ordinary things consistently day after day. 

There's no way Steve could have kicked a can for 2 miles with one huge boot, just as there's no way we reach our health/fitness destination with one killer workout, one week of workouts, or even after a month of working out. 

Ordinary things consistently done produce extraordinary results.

We talked yesterday about how you start your day, mentally, emotionally.  Just as important is how you start your day nutritionally.

For years now the first thing I eat every day is a chocolate protein shake blended with spinach.  It sets the tone for my day.  High fiber, high water, sufficient protein.   It keeps me full for 3 hours, all for less than 200 calories.  And it eliminates secondary consequences in terms of me craving something else at the next meal. 

Contrast that with Fruit Loops, or an Energy Bar, both loaded with sugar, void of water, insufficient protein, and too little quality fiber … and the day is off to a rough start.  This is true for just about any meal that is higher than a 10 on the Label Rule

Starting the day with Fat Loss Foods sets the tone, and makes it a ton easier to build on that momentum.  Starting it off with the traditional breakfast, and it's hard to recover and get back on track. 

Starting tomorrow morning, what could you add to your daily routine, that when you do it consistently over time, makes a HUGE impact?

Your friend in fitness,

Brian Calkins

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