What Is the Ideal Breakfast?

The ideal breakfast is, first and foremost, actually eating breakfast. Although I wouldn’t recommend eating literally anything for breakfast, it’s necessary to at least eat something like a morning meal or within an hour or so of waking up each day. This gets the body’s metabolism moving at the beginning of our day.



Eating breakfast has so many benefits for every body type, whether you want to gain or lose weight or for anything in between. This is probably why breakfast is often referred to as the most important meal of the day.

Even if you have never been a breakfast eater and are in great physical shape, at least do yourself a favour and consider the following information. It might allow you to stay in even better shape for more years to come.


The ideal breakfast in my opinion and the breakfast I eat every day is one that, at first, I didn’t enjoy. Now, I not only enjoy it but I also look forward to it from the moment I get out of bed. My ideal breakfast is a combination of simple, easy-to-eat and easy-to-prepare foods.


I start each day with a medium size bowl of oatmeal. This is an ideal breakfast food for numerous reasons. Oatmeal is very high in fibre and is the perfect food to put into your system first thing in the morning to keep your body regular.

Eating a decent serving of high-fibre food every day, especially in the morning when your body is empty of food, is an excellent way to keep your intestines and digestive tract clear and functioning properly. It also helps decrease the chances of cancer in those areas of the body and the bowel.

Oatmeal also has a low rating on the glycemic index (GI). This means it is a slow-burning and long lasting carbohydrate in the system. The energy you get from oatmeal will give you sufficient power and sustenance to help you through the day.

On top of this, oatmeal is extremely low in fat and can be mixed with fruit to give it some extra taste. In fact, mixing oatmeal with pears might be the perfect breakfast in terms of total fibre infusion.

There are six types of fibre in total, four soluble and two insoluble. Mixing soluble fibre like oatmeal with the insoluble fibre in pears gives the body the whole six types of fibre and is a perfect combination of foods to start the day.


After my oatmeal, I eat an easily digestible form of protein like eggs or protein powder mixed in a blender with water, fruit and some skim milk powder. The protein is necessary for maintaining muscle and gives you a solid profile of important amino acids to help keep the body and mind functioning properly.

The fruit provides the antioxidants required to keep you healthy while gathering the dangerous free radicals in your system and flushing them away with your body wastes. I add the skim milk powder to the protein shake for extra protein. It also serves as a valuable source of calcium since I don’t eat a lot of dairy foods in my diet.

While this is my ideal breakfast, it might not necessarily suit everybody, but eating breakfast like mine will give you a mixture of essential and important vitamins, minerals, fibre, slow-burning and long lasting carbohydrates for energy, antioxidants and protein.

All up, this is a super healthy, low fat, low sugar and medium calorie breakfast that won’t only help you to maintain a vigorous body and a healthy level of muscle, it will also help speed up your metabolism which aids in the burning of body fat throughout the day.


Anthony Hill

When you put together the sum total of my 30 years of bodybuilding training, the contests, the vast array of diets I have experimented (tortured) myself with as well as the experiences I have been through with various training partners in the gyms I have trained in all over the world, it’s been a great ride and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to be able to do lots of personal training for private clients alongside my day job. For a few years during my 30’s, I moved to Asia and worked as the Fitness Manager and head personal trainer at one of Thailand’s leading gyms in Bangkok. Learn More

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