I’ve become increasingly fascinated how my diet affects not just on my body as a whole but particularly on my gut – Stay with me on this, it’s not as bad as it sounds.
A few years back, I couldn’t really do breakfast. Occasional cornflakes or a croissant, that was all I could stomach, I couldn’t really ever go near a fry very early BUT breakfast, I discovered (for me at least) was a mindset. (By the way, this isn’t a long winded post about the benefits for or against different setups – you go with what’s right for you – I know a few folks with certain circumstances where they have to be very careful and selective with their dietary requirements)
Back to my own choices and timings – I decided that what best suited my lifestyle was to start training early doors, more equipment available at the gym and I love the buzz of completing something before I even get to work.
With this comes the requirement to eat early – I can’t train on an empty stomach (unless I’m doing fasted cardio, but anyway) – I had to train my body to accept the early foods. To my knowledge, I haven’t shown any adverse reactions to powdered carbs, a shake and eggs 1st thing BUT that is now – it was a gradual process, bite by bite, to test my body’s capability to keep it down. I struggled for a long time, but just as with the weight training, I think the system gets used to the way you like it to operate. (BUT! Don’t get wrong, when my competitions are over there are a few pancakes and a peanut butter covered cinnamon bagel with my name on it!!)
I’ve had many comment about my food consumption ‘couldn’t eat broccoli at this time’ or my favourite ‘another roast dinner for breakfast Matt?!’ Lol
So yes I may be able to eat eggs, chicken, rice & broccoli in the mornings but it was a gradual development over time to fit the lifestyle – find what works for you!