Could changing your Breakfast to Meat, Eggs or other High Protein options help you
& "Win The Day" ?
A Low Carb High Protein breakfast enables for better absorption of an amino acid
(the building blocks of protein) called Tyrosine over other competing amino acids.
Tyrosine is one of our essential amino acids. It is the precursor for our DOPAMINE
neurotransmitter that is responsible for our motivation and drive. This helps to ‘amp’
us up and provide an energy burst, fantastic for a morning start. Along with this,
meat in the morning supports key amino acids used in restoring our liver function
after overnight detoxification. Chicken is especially high in Methionine which is
essential for our bodies natural detoxification pathways.
A low carb approach can also help to improve blood sugar stabilisation preventing us
from over-consuming our Calories in the a.m, which allows for greater compliance to
set macronutrients/calories. Aligning with the Calories in Vs Calories out debate.
That's a win for accountability and any periodised nutrition focus.
Both tryptophan (an amino acid that is the precursor to Serotonin/Melatonin) and
tyrosine use the same transporter to cross the blood brain barrier (get into the brain
to facilitate change). Because of this, we want to avoid tyrosine having to compete
with other amino acids that may promote more restful or relaxed states, at list in the
Serotonin/Melatonin (Neurotransmitter/Hormone) is responsible for happiness and
also for inducing sleep! It crosses the blood brain barrier with the help of Insulin
predominantly increased by Carbohydrates. Try to Back load your Carbs from
midday to the evening or utilise higher GI carbs in your post workout meal.
Carbs ARE NOT the Devil - They are Delicious & Fundamental to our
Health/Development. Timing them can optimise your Health.