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3 Power Breakfasts for Energy and Weight Loss

A power breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day to get right.

A power breakfast is the recipe for mental and physical energy all day, and sets the stage for success with fat burning foods.

In fact, studies have shown that people who don’t eat breakfast tend to gain more weight than people who do eat breakfast.

Here are 3 “Power Breakfasts” for Energy and Weight Loss

1- The “On The Go” Breakfast

Sometimes you just don’t have time to throw together a big production. (Check out benefits of portion control also).

Here’s a quickie that I make in about 1 ½ minutes.

(I currently use Amazon Fresh for most of my grocery shopping. It’s cheaper than my local grocery store, and they deliver it right to me).

  • 1 cup full fat yogurt
    180 calories, 9 grams fat, 16 grams carb, 9 grams protein
  • Small handful of chopped walnuts
    119 calories, 11 grams fat, 2 grams carb, 3 grams protein
  • ½ cup berries (blueberries, blackberries or raspberries) 42 calories, 0 grams fat, 11 grams carb, 0 grams protein

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  • I’ll usually mix this concoction up in a bowl and eat it. Then, I’ll chase it down with 30 grams whey protein mixed with water 128 calories, 0 grams fat, 2 grams carb, 30 grams protein

Total: 469 calories, 20 grams fat, 27 grams carb, 42 grams protein

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2- The Frittata

Eggs are a great source of protein and other nutrients, but I’m not a big fan of the taste. Except, when they’re in the form of a frittata.

I first had a frittata at a diner in NYC a few years ago, and I’ve been making my own version ever since. I don’t know how it’s “officially” made, but here’s my own super- protein packed version.

  • 6 eggs (2 yolks kept in, the rest whites)
    202 calories, 10 grams fat, 0 grams carb, 28 grams protein
  • 1 can of pre- sliced mushrooms
    40 calories, 0 grams fat, 6 grams carb, 4 grams protein
  • 1 Sweet Italian sausage (usually I’ve already got some cooked up so I just chop it up and throw it in.)
    182 calories 14 grams fat, 0 grams carb, 14 grams protein

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I’ll mix these together in a bowl, then pour the mix into a small Pyrex dish coated lightly with extra virgin olive oil. I’ll pop it into the oven at 375 degrees until it’s slight golden brown on top. Then I’ll sprinkle the shredded cheddar on top and let cook for another minute or so, till melted.

Total: 424 calories, 24 grams fat, 6 grams carb, 46 grams protein

3- Steak and Grapefruit. Yes, “Dinner” for Breakfast

Steak is great for breakfast! It provides a hefty dose of protein and the fat keeps you satiated.

Steak is also high in the amino acid tyrosine, which is raw material for the brain to make dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine.

Tyrosine helps increase alertness and kicks the sluggishness of sleep out of your system.

Grapefruit is refreshing and adds some low glycemic carbs to the breakfast along with pectin, a soluble fiber.

Grapefruit is also packed with Vitamin C, and provides lycopene, a cancer fighting phytochemical and powerful antioxidant.

  • 6 oz. Flank steak
    306 Calories, 18 grams fat, 0 grams carb, 36 grams protein
  • 1 Large Grapefruit
    80 calories 0 grams fat, 18 grams carb, 2 grams protein

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Total: 386 calories, 18 grams fat, 18 grams carb, 38 grams protein

These 3 Power Breakfasts Will:

*Some bonus awesomeness- I like to supplement my power breakfasts with the benefits of fish oil.

– Mike

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