The main issue with most cereal and breakfast options are the carbs, the sugar, and the lack of protein. While milk does add protein, the average cereal has the ability to spike your blood sugar. This leads to the mid morning lows and the horribly high sugar spikes. This fitness tip could help you alter any morning cereal option to make it work for you, instead of against you.
Why is blood sugar important?
Insulin is the fat storage hormone, when your insulin levels rise, it stops your body from burning fat. It is impossible to burn body fat when insulin is present in the body. This means there’s more to the equation than just calories in and calories out (source).
Research by scientists at the University of Southern Denmark published in “Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology” in August 2005 reports that high levels of glucose increase fat production in the pancreas and high levels of fat in the blood.
So what does all of this mean to the average person?? Avoid sugar spikes by increasing protein and decreasing carbs!
Fitness Tips to Turn Your Cereal into a Protein Blast.
Use the milk for your cereal. I choose non dairy options that are lower in carbs such as almond milk and low carb rice milk.
Next, add your favorite vanilla flavored, low carb protein powder. Mix those together to create a protein shake. Since cereal doesn’t call for a lot of milk, you can use 1 cup or less of milk.
Next use your protein shake to add to your favorite cereal. This could be ANY cereal. Whether it’s a low sugar corn flakes, chex, rice bran, oatmeal or cream of rice.
Instantly you have a high protein breakfast option that’s quick, filling, and balanced. Most of all, the added protein will help to keep your blood sugar level which will help you avoid horrible sugar rushes that lead to hunger, cravings, and excess fat gain.
This fitness tip for protein cereal could make a huge impact on your results. Save it and share it around the web as a way to “pay it forward” to other fitness lovers.