Schwarzenegger claimed that a brunch packed in protein helped him lose weight. A calorie deficit, or consuming less calories than you burn off over time, is necessary for weight loss. According to Schwarzenegger, eating later in the day may be helpful for achieving this.
According to some research, skipping breakfast altogether may hinder weight loss by encouraging poor decisions to be made later. Yet, by giving you fewer hours in the day to eat, it can help you reduce how many calories you consume.
Dietitians previously told Insider that eating a lot of protein for breakfast can also help regulate blood sugar and reduce your risk of experiencing energy dips and cravings later in the day.
According to prior statements made by the former seven-time Mr. Olympia, he eats a primarily vegan diet and always finishes the day with a large bowl of vegetable soup.
The basic recipe for Schwarzenegger's "very excellent but light" meal was published in his newsletter. Olive oil, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper, fresh herbs, chickpeas, broth, and plain low-fat yogurt are all ingredients.
Garlic, onion, zucchini, and spinach are also required in the recipe, though he has previously stated that you can substitute your preferred vegetables or whatever you happen to have on hand. According to Schwarzenegger, he'll also sprinkle in some pumpkin seed oil.