Why I’ll Never Eat at a Hotel Breakfast
When it comes to starting the day on the right foot, a healthy and nutritious breakfast is crucial. However, many hotel breakfast offerings leave a lot to be desired, especially in terms of protein options.
Protein is an essential nutrient that plays a vital role in our overall health, providing us with energy, supporting muscle growth and repair, and helping to keep us feeling full and satisfied throughout the day. Unfortunately, most hotel breakfasts seem to fall short in offering adequate protein choices, which is why I typically leave most of the hotel breakfast options to the side.
One of the key reasons for avoiding hotel breakfasts is the limited variety of protein options available. More often than not, these breakfast spreads are dominated by refined carbohydrates, sugary cereals, and pastries – leaving little room for high-quality protein sources. This lack of variety not only makes for a less satisfying meal, but it also fails to provide the necessary nutrients to support our health and well-being.
While some hotels may offer a few protein options such as greek yogurt or hard-boiled eggs, they are often overshadowed by processed and unhealthy choices. And even the stereotypical “meat options” like sausages or bacon, are high in sodium, unhealthy fats, calories and preservatives, undermining the goal of consuming a nutritious breakfast.
Optimal health and nutrition can be achieved by prioritizing lean protein sources such as eggs, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, or even grilled chicken or fish. Unfortunately, these options are rarely found on hotel breakfast menus, making it challenging to maintain a balanced diet while traveling.
Considering the importance of protein for our overall health, it is disappointing that hotel breakfasts often fail to meet our nutritional needs. As someone who values optimal health, I have made the decision to avoid most of the options at hotel breakfasts and seek alternative options that offer a wider variety of protein choices.
Instead of relying on hotel breakfasts during my travels, I typically just grab a couple pieces of fruit (assuming they have some), and a greek yogurt for the road (assuming they have some.) I usually practice intermittent fasting and eat my first meal around 11 a.m. or later so it isn’t much of a deterrent for me to miss out on the breakfast, anyway. If I am away for more than a week, I will also pack some extra protein powder, bars, and other supplements to assist me in getting my protein needs in.
In conclusion, the lack of protein options in hotel breakfasts is a significant drawback for those of us seeking optimal health and nutrition. By choosing to forego these uninspiring spreads and seeking out alternative options, we can ensure that our breakfast provides us with the necessary nutrients to support our well-being. So, the next time you are planning your trip, remember to consider alternative breakfast options to prioritize your health and start your day off right.
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