Our one-stop shop to fuelling and feeding well at the start of the day
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day - both for your mind and body. A nutritious, well-balanced breakfast makes you burst with energy and helps your body cope with the demands of daytime training. However, don't worry if you can't face eating before an early morning run. Just focus on refuelling afterwards with a meal packed with carbohydrates, protein and other nutrients to aid recovery.
There are also several other breakfast benefits. Concentration, memory, stress levels and weight management are all aided by eating early in the day. We know how easy it can be to skip this crucial meal, so we've brought together all our refuelling strategies and delicious recipe ideas. Now there's no excuse not to enjoy your morning food fix!
Reader to Reader: Time for Breakfast?
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Honey Breakfast Fruit Cake
Banana, Honey and Ginger Breakfast Smoothie
Hot Chocolate and Raspberry Shake
Brunch Packed Omelette
Cranberry Spiced Porridge
Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins
Bran Flake Breakfast Pancakes
Breakfast Topped Bread
Cinnamon Bagels with Fruit and Oat Compote
Hi , yep it can be quite tricky to work out when to eat and work night shifts.
what I tend to do is to turn my whole day/night thing around, have breakfast when I get up, eat a meal midnight/1am ish then light bite at around 5am ish then supper before I go to bed.
Ive done shift work for 20 odd years and swap from days to nights frequently, this works best for me.
happy night time munching :0)
Do you currently work all nights or a day and night pattern?
I work 4 on 4 off so i'm permanently readjusting which can be difficult on my body. One thing I've found that really works for me is to plan how much food i'll need (usually in terms of calories needed for my intended runs) over a full week rather than daily. This is because sometimes my hunger will go completely, while at other times I'm so hungry I'll eat a full day's worth of meals in a couple of hours. This seems to work quite well for me, but it's definitely a personal preference I think.
I also try and have this flexibility for my running schedule as well so I run when I've eaten at my best and feel most fuelled....
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