As the old adage goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Starting the day off right is important for many reasons:
- A proper high protein breakfast helps set the neurotransmitters for the day, improving energy levels, focus, and concentration. Energizing neurotransmitters like dopamine and acetylcholine are essential for proper cortisol utilization allowing your body to signal fat mobilization for energy.
- A proper breakfast provides nutrition for energy, but does not increase insulin enough to blunt fat burning. When you wake up, your body is in a state of primarily using fat for fuel. Using the proper carb portion is essential for maintaining this fat burning state.
- Most men produce their largest amount of testosterone around 8-9 a.m. Optimal testosterone production is dependent on getting enough quality fats, and utilization is dependent on getting in essential amino acids.