Here we go. About to be a Youtube chef. This is… covering up the important part Hey Best Pal-y, I’m Ali, and welcome to Fitness Outrage. My fit tips, health hacks and superhuman strategies This is the first episode. So I’m finally tackling something you’ve all been asking me for quite a while Why do I eat the same meal for breakfast every day? What is Same Breakfast, Why Same Breakfast? How… Same Breakfast? If you’re not familiar with this subject from my past videos or… Social media stuffs, I eat this meal for my first meal of the day, day in and day out This is a habit that I’ve actively cultivated for five years now This is a habit that I love, not something I force myself to do If you are familiar with the subject, Then you’ve probably seen my foodie Instagram called “alisamebreakfast” Where I take the same aerial shot of this meal every time I have it No, I’m not making this up Every time it is a new photo of the same breakfast, for you to look at… and like… and comment on and follow Every time. The same. I’m making this video to explain how sensible my same breakfast habit is. Although I will admit that having an Instagram about it is not sensible It’s actually kind of insane. Almost as insane as the fact that you all follow and support it Like, thank you for making my repeated meal more popular than people that made fun of me in high school But I digress, the first thing I should answer is what is Same Breakfast? It is two chicken breasts with garlic, bell pepper tomato and half a cup of beans Oh, but wait that doesn’t sound like breakfast. That sounds like dinner. Hold on. We’ll get to that I will say sometimes the beans are black beans. Sometimes it’s lentils. Gasp! It’s not the same? Like, whatever, “Close Enough Breakfast”. Should I change the name? Along the same vein, sometimes it’s two peppers because my tomatoes went bad. Or sometimes it’s double the tomatoes because I ran out of peppers. It seems different, but functionally it’s the same because I have an answer There’s a system to what my breakfast is gonna be every time. I start by getting two precooked chicken breasts out of the freezer Just kidding There we go And I microwave them 2 minutes and 30 seconds. What? A microwave? Some of you might be surprised that I use a microwave But you shouldn’t be. This is a very efficient form of cooking and I am a huge fan of efficiency And not huge fan of those people spreading myths about how microwaving makes your food less healthy Although I don’t want to be standing this close to it. By the way, my grocery store knows me and I order this chicken in bulk, and they have it for me, with a discount, right when I need it. It as little friction as possible. I will talk more about this later I make it a point to buy precooked chicken with no additives. Precooked because I’ve never cooked a thing in my life. I’d rather not have the mental pressure of destroying foodborne illnesses myself Plus it cooks faster, and no additives because I’m having so much of it I am NOT a fan of having a super clean diet But because I’m repeatedly putting the exact same thing into my body, if there was anything bad in it It would like, build up easier than if I had a wide variety of crappy things. While my chicken is… warming… I won’t call it cooking I get all of my other ingredients .Pay no attention to all the beer and my apocalypse sized supply of Greek yogurt It’s always a challenge to carry all of the things, and now I got to do it with a camera too Guys.. ok. Well, we’re making internet. I measure out my serving of beans and… oooh Sometimes it’s the rest of one can of beans and then I gotta go get some lentils. What? Two different kinds of fibrous protein in one thing We’re just getting crazy Depending upon if I need to open a new can of beans or not Then I wash my tomatoes and peppers You can buy a special vegetable wash but white vinegar just works the same. So I keep a bottle of that… By my sink And also, I did not do dishes for this video Next I core the pepper, which is an outrageous technique that I developed To get the seeds out, without losing any precious pepper to the garbage See Awesome, and I didn’t have to spend time cutting it or washing a knife. How efficient! Whomever decided that we can’t eat peppers like apples is wasting our time. Whatever, the chickens done I take it out and then put the beans in for 45 seconds of safe nuking While the beans are cooking, I put a little garlic on the chicken Do it while everyone’s watching…ok and Yes, I found garlic that has no additives and again I buy in bulk and then by then the beans are done And Same Breakfast is complete It takes me 3 minutes and 41 seconds… up to 4 minutes and 49 seconds Each day I know what it’s gonna be How much of it I should get at the grocery store. How long it’s gonna take me to make And what exact motions I should go through to make it. Sound restricting? No, it’s freeing! Which leads me to my next question By the way, you’re on the tray that I used to eat Same Breakfast every day at my computer while working Why same breakfast? I’ll answer that in two parts The first will be why I chose these specific foods and the second will be why I love that It’s the same thing every time I chose a composition of stuff that, we’ve already noted looks like dinner, Because I believe it has better macronutrients than what’s traditionally breakfast What? that’s just nutrition-y talk for the fact that I don’t think we should have the traditional sweet fruit and carby oatmeals when we first wake up So if you haven’t eaten in a while, it’s breakfast, like… Presumably you don’t eat in your sleep. When you wake up, your insulin levels are low And the last thing I want to do is then spike them up with carbs, because that makes me like, really tired And then hungry all day So I’ve opted to have a lot of protein and yeah, carbs But it comes with fiber so that doesn’t spike your insulin as well And also bonus with fiber, Same Breakfast makes you crap good So I’ve got protein, fiber, protein and fiber Oh yeah, and garlic helps with inflammation and deliciousness. And now the second part of this answer Why do I love that it’s the same thing every time? Time? Time? Time? This is all about efficiency, reducing friction, and taking away any unnecessary decision-making brain power. I don’t need to be wasting thoughts and energy and what my morning meal is gonna be I use it for much more important stuff like, what cat video I want to watch while I eat it I know it sounds crazy that I would consider choosing a breakfast as a use of my energy But it truly is. Our brain power, energy and self-control all come from just one bucket Across the board, whether its energy to get emails written Or motivate yourself to go to the gym Or decide what to have when you wake up Or have the self-control to avoid the sugar cereal that’s sitting in your house. I don’t… have this option to illustrate All of those things are coming from just one energy bucket and when you run out You make bad decisions and start doing unhealthy things and stop being good at life. I completely remove the breakfast decision So it takes a zero energy to stay on track and be outrageous Now do you see why it’s freeing? Plus a bonus of knowing all the motions to go through to make same breakfast frees my mind up To be creative while I’m cooking [cough] warming Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I actually do vocal warm-ups a lot of times while I’m making Same Breakfast and this is called habit anchoring which deserves its own video So, subscribe and ring the bell because you don’t want to miss the new Fitness Outrageous episodes coming soon Well now you’re probably wondering.. Why are all your cupboards open? Actually, I’ve already made a video about that No, you’re probably wondering “Why not Same Dinner?”. Yeah. I’m so glad you asked. Oh hey, it’s night now and switched to no pants instead of no shirt Actually, I pretty much have the same handful of things every day for dinner It’s not the exact same dinner But it’s the same handful of things rotated in out and, yeah not cooked, just warmed Seem to have boiled my soup… Master Chef The most freeing thing I learned when I consulted with a nutritionist years ago is that Our fixation on variety isn’t that necessary A person will have like, the same dozen plus things most of the time and that’s ok. Variety is the… difficult of life As long as you’re getting whole, nutritious foods your body’s gonna get what it needs And I’m not saying that I stick to all the same meals all the time. I’m not trying to be restricted. I only set limitations that free me Freeing limitations. Like I’m happy I can get variety when I happen to go to eat. Same Brunch anyone? Yeah, I don’t do Same Breakfast when I travel. Although flying with a microwave carry-on doesn’t seem outside the realm of something outrageous I’d do. So I’m telling you about my variety of a handful of same dinners because this could be something you would consider for yourself I understand that not everyone is cut out to have the exact same meal every day. I’m a very special kind of weirdo Seriously, I don’t get sick of this. I look forward to it every day. I understand that’s not exactly normal. It’s outrageous So if you want to try out this concept for yourself and keep your energy and motivation And decision bucket full then try coming up with four or five meals that you can rely on every day Something that works for you that will keep you efficient and friction-free. And experiment with the different types of food Maybe you do work better with bananas and granola in the morning I know that my Same Breakfast prescription isn’t right for everyone, but there is something that will work for you so find it. Before I settled on this I would have soy burgers in place of the protein and that made me feel like crap Ah I love you so much more chicken. So try your own Same Breakfast until you don’t feel like crap, you feel outrageous Thank you so much for watching the first episode of Fitness Outrageous I’m stoked to take this fitness and health journey with you so get on board because I’m posting a new episode every Monday And subscribe and ring the bell for notifications if you want to get better at life with me And here we are with the best part of any food show. Watching the satisfying eating Mmmm Oh yeah, that’s so efficient and you know, it doesn’t taste any different uncut. And bonus superhuman strategy. Check this out I put cayenne pepper on my beans. Why? Well the answer is in an upcoming Fitness Outrageous episode of what this does for your body. So, uh, You should probably subscribe so you can find out. 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