All cereals are very high carb and generally speaking very high GI. Now, if you look at the graph below it shows a persons natural cortisol curve, this occurs when one has meat for breakfast. The red line shows the release of cortisol when carbohydrates are ingested at the start of the day.
Cortisol is a hormone that controls energy, as you can see in the graph when uninterrupted, energy levels are normal. Steady throughout the day and low at night (when you need to go to sleep). When interrupted by a high carb breakfast (which spikes insulin therefore reducing cortisol) most will find themselves lethargic mid-morning and restless and unable to sleep at night
Why red meat?
Red meat is a great source of protein and that's exactly what you need coming out of an 8 or so hour fast, especially as cortisol is high and to avoid catabolism you require amino acids in the bloodstream.
Red meat is also know to have a positive effect on the production of the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and dopamine, which are responsibly for alertness and drive, respectively.
This is the ideal way to start your day, the increased drive and energy will help you calm and in control all day as well as helping you lean up and increase lean muscle mass. If you take one piece of advice from this blog let it be this. You'll thank me later!
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