Cooking for Men: The No BS Breakfast


I think that every day has the opportunity to be a great day… until something screws it up. Life happens, but more often than not what screws up a formerly great day is us.

Taking the “you factor” out and having a great day is facilitated if you start it off right, which is a whole lot easier if you’ve got a solid morning ritual down. Whatever gets your morning motor running, be it breakfast, meditation, stretching, coffee or something else, establishing a morning ritual will get your head right and put your day in the direction you need.

*****Note that staggering to the bathroom is not quite what I mean by “morning ritual”, although by all means, do what you need to do.*****

Those who just roll out of bed and either rush off to a job or just laze around will tend to have a hard time getting established throughout the day.

Today I’m going to talk a bit about breakfast as a morning ritual and day starter. I consider it to be the most important meal of the day. Now, before anyone who’s been reading lots of “new” science gets in a huff I am familiar with Intermittent Fasting (IF) protocols that involve skipping breakfast, and I’m not against using them. However, the psychological and physiological benefits of breakfast are hard to argue with when it comes to building a lifestyle, especially for those who aren’t willing to make a drastic life change like IF promotes.

-Breakfast is one of the few meals where you have time, if you make it, to plan and prepare what you need.

-Having a supportive breakfast forces you to stop sprinting around the house and actually focus on your day.

-Loading your day with quality nutrition early on is never a bad thing, in my opinion.

However, I constantly hear from clients and readers that “I don’t have time to make a good breakfast”.


Just to prove it I made a little video. Bear with it as I was alone with a tripod and my video-fu is weak, but you’ll get step by step instructions of how to rock out the type of meal that will build lean, strong muscle and shed fat. Unfortunately for you I had to turn off my Sunday Morning Breakfast Music – Lucinda Williams – “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road”. Your loss.

Less excuses, more action. Tell me about your favorite breakfast meals or morning rituals below!

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August 22, 2011
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August 7, 2011

Edna Dodge @ 5:03 pm #

Apparently I feed my family a lot of man meals 🙂 Scrambled eggs and stirfry are common, I hadn’t thought of combining them though. Thanks

Isaac @ 5:59 pm #

Yeah, great stuff. The eggs make a great binder for the other ingredients.



Eliza @ 7:59 pm #

Well, like I’ve told you, I usually go for either a smoothie with whey powder, fruit, yogurt or soy milk, with peanut butter or oatmeal with a combination of things before I come to workout. If not, I usually opt for something a little less carby and make myself an omlette with turkey ham, mushrooms, low fat cheddar cheese, and a bit of pepper and garlic powder.

All usually take me less than 10 minutes, and are completely homemade.

August 8, 2011

MOM @ 12:14 am #

Great, Isaac,except I couldn’t get the video to complete after you got the eggs out. Love, MOM.

Isaac @ 2:41 pm #

Eliza: Sounds great!

Mom: Thanks! I’ll show you how to refresh a video next time I’m over. (See, all, always be ready to help Mom!)

August 23, 2011

Isaac @ 12:10 pm #

And as a shout out:

Lucinda Williams – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, live at Austin City Limits

April 5, 2012

Andres @ 8:57 pm #

Since January, I’ve been doing 5 egg whites, one whole egg, onions, tomatoes, black olives, and sometimes feta cheese to give it a bang. Sometimes I take one out, change the amount of time I cook the eggs, and they taste amazing and fill me up with a sliced apple that has cinnamon and some pb on it. Good shit Isaac

April 6, 2012

Isaac @ 10:48 am #

That’s what I’m talking about, man! You’ve added some good weight recently, right?


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