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Personal Trainers Reveal Their Go-To Breakfast

'Cos abs are made in the kitchen.

30/05/2016 5:02 AM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST
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Nutritious and delicious.

Feeling energised, accomplished and freakishly positive is a daily occurrence for personal trainers -- and one that many of us too, could achieve -- if only we stopped hitting the snooze button.

As well as being early risers, personal trainers make smart breakfast choices. In non-fitness speak, that means they don't order the large mocha and blueberry muffin and pretend it's a nutritional start to the day.

Whether training clients back-to-back from 5am or squeezing in their own session before the working day officially begins, in the life of a PT, breakfast is never swept to the sidelines.

This is largely due to a little thing called preparation -- something personal trainers rule at -- just ask them! No wait, you don't have to, because we already did.

Happy eating (and training).


Leanne Tesoriero, Fitness First

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GO-TO BREAKFAST
"Three boiled eggs, a handful of raw baby spinach, one quarter of an avocado and if I'm feeling hungry, I'll add one piece of chicken, bacon or ham for extra protein."

BREAKFAST ON THE GO
"Boiled eggs. I can make them the night before and they are easy to eat on the run."

PRO TIP
Mix things up in the breakfast department so you don't get bored. "Once a week I'll have oats instead and on the days I have eggs, I'll change up the protein, for example I will eat ham instead of chicken."

Dan Adair, 98 Riley Street

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GO-TO BREAKFAST
"Oats with blueberries and protein. Once the oats are cooked, I'll stir through some protein powder. This ensures I'm metabolically stimulated from the beginning of the day and also keeps me feeling full. The oats are a low-GI carb, helping to maintain my energy levels all morning. Plus, you can't go without a punch of antioxidants to start your day and the blueberries ensure I'm getting my daily dose."

BREAKFAST ON THE GO
"Forget cooking the oats, simply whip all of the above into a smoothie."

PRO TIP
Try and choose something with adequate macro nutrients (that is, carbs, protein and fat) to support your body for daily training and lifestyle.


Blake Worrall-Thompson, founder of 6W2S

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GO-TO BREAKFAST
"If I've trained first thing in the morning, I'll shoot home afterwards and make a smoothie as I find it difficult to stomach a proper meal straight after training. It will generally be made up of a banana, three dates, protein powder, water, ice, magnesium and glutamine. Both the protein and sugar help to replace the glycogen stores to help with my recovery."

BREAKFAST ON THE GO
Eggs, salmon, avocado and veggies.I don't have too many carbs in this meal as I'm looking to stabilise my blood sugar level, energy and mood. This breakfast gives me the slow release I'm after."

PRO TIP
Smoothies are always a quick option however, if you haven't trained yet, limit the amount of fruit and sugar you have in it.

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