HEALTH AND FITNESS
HEALTHY BREAKFAST RECIPES-
As children, we were taught breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, I’m here to tell you it’s not. How do I know? Let’s start from March 2016.
I’m from Calcutta, and owing to my Bengali upbringing my diet couldn’t have gotten any worse than it was for the first sixteen years of my life. Indians have a terrible diet which focuses on more carbohydrates than the body knows what to do with.
Besides striving towards getting fitter every day, I have dedicated enormous amounts of time to research regarding various nutrition and training plans. My hard work has led me to develop some on my own.
The basis of the healthiest nutrition plan is Intermittent Fasting (IF). This is something one should integrate into one’s lifestyle, which is exactly why I used the term “Nutrition” instead of “Diet”. Generally, the basis of IF is a sixteen-hour fast, followed by an eight-hour eating window. Most commonly, the eight-hour (healthy) eating window opens at 2 pm and closes at 10 pm. From 10 pm to 2 pm (the following day), the body fasts and ketosis occurs. This leads to the body burning more fat, building more muscle and strengthening more neurones (ketosis releases ketones which trigger the release of BDNF in the brain) than usual. Thus, the healthiest breakfast recipe should be such that it does not break the ongoing fast.
A traditional English or Indian Breakfast contains surplus carbohydrates, which prove fatal to the fast. From 10 pm till the next morning when the individual wakes up, the body uses up most of the readily available energy (carbohydrates)from the last meal and starts burning fat stores in the body. Hence, now, if provided with carbohydrates, instead of turning to the fat stores, the body turns to these for energy for survival.
Green Tea is the best possible breakfast recipe. It helps boost the body’s metabolism which FURTHER increases the rate of fat loss and muscle growth.
I’d urge all my readers to try out IF as it has totally changed my life.