Eating breakfast is analogous to fueling up a plane in preparation for takeoff. I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting on any plane 1/8 past empty, talking about “seats upright, cell phones off, we’re preparing to take off.” Every member of your family must eat breakfast. And when you do, eat light. Eating three stacks of pancakes with butter and syrup along with sausage, eggs and hash browns sounds good, but the reality is, that puts you and your kids to sleep instead of providing energy. Bottom line—it weighs you down. Pilots know if their aircraft is carrying too much weight, not even the law of aerodynamics will get them off the ground like they want.
Instead, I recommend a breakfast of fruit, yogurt and perhaps oatmeal to start the day. For some power punch, include a protein shake for yourself and mix some whey or soy into your child’s oatmeal. To top things off, consider ingesting some flaxseed oil and elite fat! This is one of renowned physical trainer and health expert Chris Johnson’s recommendations to improving overall mental acuity and body dynamics, and I agree. Flaxseed oil is the oil for your engine to take you over the top. Remember, elite fats contain nine calories per gram (more than carbs and proteins), and these elite calories can be readily used for high-impact energy. You can take a tablespoon of flaxseed oil with breakfast or put it on oatmeal (the kids will never know the difference), or even mix it in your protein shake. Either way, consider it.