Food & Supplements : Order Of Ceremony


So what do I mean by ‘order of ceremony’, and where is the relevance to food and supplementation? Well it basically refers to what you eat and in what order during a meal. Take breakfast as an example, you might have some porridge with flaxseed, coconut oil and cinnamon along with a protein shake and a cup of coffee…but in what order would you consume these items?

Upon waking you are usually in a fasted state and consequently very catabolic, so the order of ceremony and first to be devoured should be your rapidly absorbing whey protein shake so that it hits your stomach first. This allows protein to feed the muscles as soon as possible, whereas if it was consumed after the porridge then there would be a physical barrier (in the shape of oats) slowing the protein absorption. So start with your whey protein, follow it up with the slow releasing porridge and give yourself that coffee fix after.

This should be the order of ceremony according to the rank of importance!


About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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