Breakfast broken apart is break fast, this literally means the meal that is breaking a fast. For some, this could be just the hours they went to sleep for, but for others really pushing their hours of not eating it is important to fuel your body with the right foods after an extended amount of time from a fast. When we say an extended amount of time, we mean when you have been fasting for 12-18 hours.
Research tells us if you come out of a fast into a high glycemic meal, blood sugar goes higher, insulin goes higher, inflammatory markers go higher. Basically, you have just undone everything that happened during your fast to your body. When you break a fast you want to stick to the opposite. You want to fuel your body with a low glycemic meal.
To keep the benefits from the fast, your first meal should be made up of protein-rich meals, fiber (like in easy to digest vegetables), and healthy fats. Be sure to choose quality here when it comes to those food ideas. Choose organic when possible, pasture-raised, etc.
Breaking a Fast Sample Meals
- An egg scramble with veggies and avocado on top. Keep the yokes right in there.
- Chia seed pudding. You can even make it have it feel a bit more satisfying.
- A smoothie. Be sure to be light on the fruit (or high sugar fruits) and add protein, greens, fiber, and fat. Our favorite protein smoothie is made up of 1 serving plain Greek yogurt (or protein powder of choice), a handful of spinach, 1-2 TBS chia or flaxseeds, 2 TBS almond butter, and 1/4 berries. Throw it all in a blender. Add some unsweetened vanilla milk alternative until it reaches your desired consistency and there you have it. Delicious, nutritious, and easy to whip together.