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Modified Meat and Nut Breakfast

By Josh | In Today's Workout | on April 3, 2013

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Leaning Out Tip: Eat Meat and Nuts (or Avocado) For Breakfast and…

If you eat protein and healthy fats for breakfast, you’ll lean out faster and be more alert all day.  Additionally, you will also have more drive in the gym and that means more intense/effective workouts.  Eliminating carbs in your first hours of each day will not only help you lean out, but improve your focus and performance throughout the day by reducing the serotonin your brain produces in the morning hours.  Carbohydrates elicit serotonin and insulin.  Serotonin is calming and makes us feel happy, but it also makes us lazy and want to sleep.  Insulin not only facilitates fat storage but, in a sense, protects the fat you already have.

I actually take the meat and nut breakfast a step further.  If weight loss or maintenance is your goal, in addition to breakfast, keep your mid-morning snack (breakfast #2) and lunch meat and nuts only too.

Read these:

Brain serotonin, Carbohydrate-craving, Obesity and Depression - Wurtman RJ, Wurtman JJ.  Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Clinical Research Center

The Meat and Nut Breakfast by Charles Poliquin

The Meat and Nut Breakfast of Champions by Charles Poliquin

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CrossFit

EMOM for 10 minutes of…
1 Clean High Pull + 1 Hang Clean + 1 Thruster (135/95)

then…

4 Minute AMRAP of…
10 KB Swings (24/16)
5 Box Jumps (24/20)

rest 2 Minutes

4 Minute AMRAP of…
5 Burpee
20 Double Unders

 

Wilmington Weightlifting Club

Jerk – 70% x 3 x 5
Push Press – 75% x 5 x 2, 80% x 4 x 2
Snatch High-Pull – 72% x 5 x 2, 77% x 5 x 2
3 rounds for time:
300 m row
16 alternating kettlbell snatches (24,16)
6 Box Jumps (36,30)

2 Comments to "Modified Meat and Nut Breakfast"

  • Mere says:

    April 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm -

    Good job 5:45am crew!! Way to keep the energy alive throughout the whole morning WOD!! :)

  • t. says:

    April 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm -

    Thanks to everyone who came out to the Q&A session last night. I hope we were able to shed light on some things for you.

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