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What Kind of Carb at Breakfast?


#1

Is it better to have fast acting carbohydrates (maltodextrin, glucose) at breakfast because of the 8-10 hour fast your body went through while sleeping or would a slow digesting carbohydrate such as say oatmeal be more beneficial?

Thanks for feedback.


#2

I eat toast (1-2 pieces depending on my carb intake for the day) because I like toast.

In the grand scheme of things I don't think having something slower digesting verse pure sugar all that different.


#3

Your thinking way to much.

Go for a complex carbohydrate source at breakfast more so than a simple sugar. You'll feel better in the morning and not have that "crash" that is associated with simple sugars. A complex carb really helps to carry you on till your next meal. Include a source of lean protein as well at breakfast :slightly_smiling:


#4

I'd say complex carb and fast digesting protein (eggs, shake etc.) is the way to go for breakfast.


#5

I usually do a protein pulse in the morning with 40 g of glucose to break the fast, and get some complex carbs + lean protein 15 min after that. I don't really have a crash at that point, which is cool. :smiley:


#6

oatmeal with Metabolic Drive or pizza.


#7

A slice of bread if you can't each much for breakfast (I like eggs, cuccumbers and toast and have gotten my 2 kids loving this!).

If you work out when you first get up, then you might have more of an appetite, in which case, I'd whip up some pasta.


#8

Oatmeal for the win. I love the taste and texture of it, also with it be so filling, it keeps me full for a couple hours. Versatile, you can make it with so many different options. I love it.


#9

I usually down at least 1 bottle of Mrs. Buttersworth syrup. Really great way to start the day!


#10

Or a combination of all. I have a daily breakfast shake that consists of:

-1 banana
- 2 cups of strawberries
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 scoops whey
- 1 cup of cottage cheese

Powerful bomb to "break" the "fast", very delicious, nutritious and helps me cover a good part of my calorie needs for the day. Also very convenient to drink as I'm usually running late in the mornings...


#11

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