04/21/2018 by Brett Cohen 0 Comments
Eat This Green Thing Before You Hit The Greens – Golf Gym, NYC
Remember when we were kids our parents would encourage us to eat breakfast so we could perform at our best.
As adults we need breakfast to sustain us as well.
Our diet plays a fundamental role in our mental, emotional and physical well being. When we skip breakfast, we can end up going for as long as eighteen hours without food, and this period of semi-starvation creates physical as well as intellectual energy lulls.
So the first thing you need to do when you wake up is drink that glass of water and then prepare your breakfast.
Having a balanced breakfast can even help control blood sugar levels after lunch. It’s what’s know as the second meal phenomenon or the second meal effect. So what studies have shown is that if you eat breakfast vs. not eating breakfast, your blood sugar control is much better after lunch, no matter what you eat for lunch. So it’s really critical that you eat a proper breakfast in the morning so that your blood sugar levels are better even later in the day.
So the question on your minds is, well, what should I eat for breakfast? So what it comes down to is this: The meal should contain sources of all three macronutrients; proteins-fats and carbohydrates. With an emphasis on protein and fat intake. Not only does that help get the blood sugar stable but it will supply you with those all important amino acids the brain and the body need to function optimally.
The Ultimate Portable Breakfast
Take a break from carbs and try this satisfying, delicious breakfast that combines healthy fats and proteins, and that’s easy to take on the go:
An egg and avocado hole in one.
Preheat your oven to 425°F, slice an avocado in half, take out the pit, crack an egg into the middle of the avocado, add sea salt and pepper and cook for 25 minutes. Top it with a touch of olive oil and hit the ground running.
(if you want to add some carbs cut a hole in the middle of some whole grain/multi-grain or gluten free toast).
Brett’s Bottom Line:
Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is key to your golf performance and overall health. So whether or not you have tee time in the morning or the afternoon it’s important to start your day with a complete breakfast.
Coming Soon – my newest e-book:
Nutrition Essentials For Golfers
"Adding Distance To Drives And Years To Lives"