What do Personal Trainers Eat for Breakfast?
Have you ever wondered how your personal trainer starts their day? Let’s take a look inside the world of the KFS training team and learn about what everyone eats for breakfast.
Sean typically starts his day with steel cut oats, low fat Greek yogurt, cinnamon, craisins, and some sunflower seeds or ground walnuts to add a nice crunch.
Virgil’s unique and highly nutritious breakfast is a blended drink of Hemp protein powder, hemp milk, 2 raw organic free range eggs, banana, kale, 1 tsp chlorella, and 1tbsp raw unpastuerized honey. Packed full of nutrients, protein, and healthy fats, this fuels Virgil in the morning and keeps him going for a while.
Variety is nice and Paul agrees as he alternates between 2 breakfasts.
Breakfast 1 consists of 2 hard boiled eggs (1yolk removed) on 1 piece of Whole grain low Cal toasted bread along with another piece of toast with a table spoon or so of Crunchy, natural, organic unsalted & unsweetened peanut butter, 1 Banana, 1 glass skim milk, approx 175g low fat natural flavoured with fresh strawberries &/or blueberries, sliced almonds and a small drizzle of honey
Breakfast 2 is an oatmeal explosion that he got from an MMA friend of his. It starts with ½ water + ½ skim milk then once boiled he adds half -3/4 cup of oatbran or steel cut oats. After this is prepared he adds 1 table spoon peanut butter, 1 table spoon unsweetend coconut flakes, 1 table spoon raisins, 1 table spoon flax seed, fresh strawberries, a little non fat greek youghurt with either a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of cinnamon washed down with 1 glass of skim milk.
Greg’s breakfast depends on what his morning and work out schedule entail. Sometimes he fasts, other times he consumes whey protein, sometimes a grapefruit and likes to include pastured bacon and free range eggs from time to time on the weekend.
Alicia, like Greg varies her breakfast to suit her morning and work out schedule. She fasts some mornings, others she eats an avocado with sea salt and 2 tblspoons of hemp hearts. She likes to eat free range organic eggs on weekends (4 at a time, yolks in) and has been known to start her day with 1.5 wild sardines before heading to the gym to get some protein, fat and brain food in her system. For special occasions she makes flourless banana coconut chocolate chip pancakes and tops them with macadamia nut butter, served with a side of pastured bacon.
Mia likes to start the day with fruit usually. Often she has a banana with almond butter or a smoothie and after a work out she has 1 hard boiled. On days off she has a 2 egg veggie scramble with spinach, onion, garlic, tomato, peppers, and olives. If she feels like splurging she has 1/3 cup of musli with quinoa, barley, oats and buckwheat, to which she adds nuts and raisins with a 1 1/2 cups of fruit and almond milk.
Mike eats whatever his feelings tell him to have.
On work days Devin starts his day off with an apple then a couple hours into the day he has a shake with vega protein powder, greens and berries. On his days away from the gym he makes buckwheat pancakes with brown rice flour, berries and banana or has a cereal he has made himself.
And you must be wondering, what does Kalev eat for breakfast? He does one whole egg, 6 egg whites scrambled, sometimes with a low fat sausage in it (with salt and pepper, or salsa) protein shake with a banana, yogurt, protein, glutamine, and a small bowl of cinnamon toast crunch (its his favourite) with lactose free skim milk.
That’s quite the variety and as you can see there’s not one “right way” to start your day. For more information on how you can make good meal choices talk to your trainer or set up an appointment with our nutritional department.