What you do first thing in the morning sets the stage for how your body will function and use nutrients for the rest of the day.
1- Hydrate yourself / Alkalinize Your Body
The most important things to do in the morning are to first hydrate and alkalinize your body.
A great way to do this is by adding freshly squeezed lemon to your water, OR by consuming an Organic Super Greens Product. One serving in the morning is a great way to naturally increase energy and vitality while alkalinizing your body. Getting a substantial amount of water first thing definitely helps to lighten the load of water intake for the rest of the day. Water is very energizing and hydration is very highly correlated with strength, so don’t neglect it.
2- Control Your Cortisol
One other major thing that people looking to change their body composition must consider in the morning is that cortisol is actually at its highest. For those looking to gain muscle or lose fat, you must try to decrease this as soon as possible.
A few minor supplement additions to the arsenal can drastically reduce serum cortisol levels — NATURALLY!
- Vitamin C — 1000mg morning, before training, before bed
- Siberian Ginseng — 100-200mg morning and before training
- Phosphotidylserine — 200mg before training and before bed
A normal level of cortisol in the body is necessary and healthy. Excessive amounts over any extended period will break down muscle and make you FAT. A really simple way to know if your cortisol levels are elevated is by where you store your fat. If you store anything on your stomach, chances are very high that your cortisol levels are extremely elevated.
Less cortisol, less fat, and MORE muscle!
3- Avoid Carbs
If your body isn’t using your consumed carbohydrates efficiently, not only will you not build muscle, but you will get FAT, fast! When you eat foods containing carbohydrates, it is broken down in the stomach into glucose to be used in the body. Once glucose reaches the bloodstream, the pancreas releases insulin to shuttle this into the cells. The dark side of this is if your body doesn’t use the insulin or you’re insulin resistant, it will increase fat storage.
4- Supplying Your Body with the RIGHT Nutrients
You need to fuel your body with essential nutrients and what he needs. Your breakfast should consist of Protein and Fats (you can also add veggies like spinach or green pepper in your omelet).
Quick tips for protein would be to make sure you’re getting 1g/lb of lean muscle mass per day. Protein is made up of amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of your muscles and body. Without them, it would be impossible to build, repair or even maintain muscle tissue.
Well Fats are the building blocks of many hormones in the body. They help to lubricate cells and keep the brain and nervous system functioning optimally. Essential for muscle function, hair/skin/nails production and maintenance. (You heard it right ladies, you want beautiful hair/skin and nails you better start getting those healthy fats in haha)
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5- Use the Right Supplements
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA) 100-300mg
- Chromium Polynicotinate 100-200mg
- Cinnamon Extract (good addition and taste great in coffee) 500mg-3g
- Fish Oil 1g-10g
- Vitamin C 1000mg
- Multi-Vitamins 2 Pills
- BCAA 1 Serving
Of course you could add more supplements to this list but this is a good start point. Click here to have a discount on supplements.