Q & A with Promix Founder & CEO, Albert Matheny
“I have a habit of not eating breakfast and feeling starved around 2-3pm. What are some quick, easy ways to make sure there’s fuel in the tank so I don’t overcompensate later on?”
There are so many discussions around things like intermittent fasting & the Keto Diet, ect… what you should be “breaking fast” with and what you shouldn’t.
If you are a person who genuinely doesn’t feel any negative effects when you don’t eat until mid afternoon, you could naturally be pretty good at intermittent fasting (a topic we’ll save for a future post!). But if you’re anything like me, you feel your focus dwindle and mood peter out if you are not properly fueled.
One thing for sure though is that when you avoid eating for long periods of time, you will be very hungry when it does come time to sit down for a meal! If this intense hunger causes you to overeat, you’re not alone. That’s why, for those of us who need fuel in more regular intervals, doing some very low level, basic planning will really help!
When “Meal Prep” sounds scary
Some of us are just not the “plan ahead” type. That’s fine! This is what simple, clean options like Promix Protein Puff Bars are for. Keep one on hand in your bag so that when you feel yourself losing a little steam, you can ensure a healthy fuel up with 15 grams of protein (that’s as much as two eggs!). Single servings of protein like our Grass-fed Whey Protein Powder and 100% Organic Vegan Pea Isolate Protein Powder shake up quickly for a breakfast meal replacement that’s simple on-the-go.
Additionally, many of our customers like to sprinkle collagen peptides into their morning coffee.
Collagen is an easy way to incorporate protein into your morning routine without eating anything heavy that will slow you down. We make several different options (bovine, for traditionalist, and marine for our pescatarian athletes) available in single servings so you never have to be without them.
Good fats = good mood
Having some high quality fat will also go a long way to keep you satiated, too. I like to add grass-fed butter and Promix MCT Oil to my coffee. This is a very Paleo/Keto practice, but I do not consider my own diet to be either of those things, I simply find that adding grass-fed butter and MCT Oil to coffee not only makes the impact of the caffeine more gradual and last longer (read: no crash), but it keeps me much fuller throughout the morning!
A great choice for those looking for a little fat and some protein is our Creamy Coconut Collagen, which also comes in convenient, single serving stick packs.
Oh, you do plan ahead?
Great! You can still keep it simple. Meal prepping doesn’t have to mean making and perfectly portioning out every meal. It can be as basic as thinking ahead to tomorrow morning.
If you have refrigerator at work, keep yogurt (dairy or coconut), a few hard boiled eggs, or healthy leftovers from lunch or dinner in there.
Just make sure you label them so no one snags your breakfast. 😉
In a pinch
Delivery services like Seamless and GrubHub are also great! You can use recurring reminder features in these apps to order so that food will arrive exactly when you want it no matter how busy you are. Just remember: in this age of convenience, you have to stay vigilant and keep it healthy.
Go with your gut
Ultimately, you have to try things out and pick what works best for you. Nutrition is highly individualized for each and every one of us. If you are on a plan that requires you to forgo eating for long periods or eat things that don’t make you feel good, chances are, it’s not going to give you the results you’re looking for. Find your fuel, and enjoy!