2-5 strips of peppered bacon
2-4 eggs fried in a light amount of bacon grease
1 cup of coffee
This morning I made it through my first “real” crossfit workout. After 3 weeks of On-Ramp, the intro class to crossfit, I’m officially allowed to get my butt kicked as often as I can walk down to the gym. So what does this have to do with food? Recovery.
My husband and I both workout in the morning, making breakfast a key meal in our day, especially for recovering those sore and exhausted muscles, while trying to stay focused and sharp at work for the next 6 to 8 hours. Very tough to do. For the longest time, I thought that a bowl of cereal and maybe some fruit made a great breakfast. haha. yeah…
After I learned a bit about the digestive process, I revamped breakfast. Come to find out, the body breaks down grains and fruit, but they cause a huge insulin spike for your system to properly deal with the food. Once you spike, you crash. A lot like a caffeine crash, you feel light headed, hungry, tired, and well, just plain nasty. I used to think this was due to a low blood sugar level. Was I wrong.
About 3 months ago, Dan and I completely switched over our breakfasts to consists of the good ol’ american favorite, bacon and eggs. I buy my bacon from the deli counter and it’s the hickory smoked peppered bacon and we go through anywhere from 2 to 3 pounds of it in a week. Our eggs are purchased from Trader Joe’s. I prefer the brown, cage-free veggie fed, omega-3 enhanced ones. Because we’re not rolling in the dough, we can’t get afford the free range eggs, yet. I am on the look out for locally raised eggs that are free range.
After starting crossfit, I beefed up my breakfast to include half an avocado. Since I’m not a big fan of eating raw almonds, like my husband, I needed to get my healthy fat in for the day. Just be sure to get a dose of healthy fat in the morning. It’ll make a huge difference in your recovery.
This week, I couldn’t pass up the fresh peaches at the farmer’s market. To keep the insulin release under control, I only had half a peach. And yes, it was DELICIOUS!!!