Charles Poliquin is recognised as one of the World's most influential and respected strength and conditioning coaches. As a coach he helped elite athletes win hundreds of medals in over 17 different sports.
When asked for his single best dietary tip for optimal leanness, energy and sustained mental focus he said "it’s simple, try the Meat and Nuts Breakfast".
"Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," said Poliquin. "What you eat for breakfast sets up your entire neurotransmitter production for the day. This is particularly important if attention span and concentration are crucial for your performance."
"The meat and nuts breakfast raises both dopamine and acetylcholine, the two most important neurotransmitters for increasing focus, drive, commitment, and pleasure. Fat loss and muscle gains are also easier when making this one simple change to your diet. The meat allows for a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The nuts provide a great source of healthy smart fats that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time."
Benefits of the Meat and Nuts breakfast
- Improved mental clarity
- Increased energy
- Better appetite control
- Reduced cravings throughout the day
Multiple studies show employee productivity improves with a high-protein breakfasts. Meat and nuts is good for kids too: Studies show children’s attention patterns are better and the positive effect extends into the late afternoon.
What to Eat on the Meat and Nuts Breakfast?
Here's an example of Poliquin's approach:
1–2 Ground beef meat patties
1 handful of macadamia nuts
1 large venison steak
1 handful of cashew nuts
1–2 Lean turkey burgers
1 handful of almonds
8–10 gluten free chicken sausages
1 handful of pistachios
1–2 chicken breasts
1 handful of hazelnuts
Don't have time to prepare a Meat and Nuts Breakfast?
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