Many people who eat low carb high fat (LCHF) struggle to find a breakfast that suits them. If you have to be up and out in a hurry, you won't have time to cook eggs and bacon or you may not feel hungry first thing in the morning.
Eating a processed cereal for breakfast is probably the worst thing that you could do as the high carb content sets you off on the blood-sugar roller coaster and often leads to cravings and snacking later in the day. Even traditional porridge, which contains around 40g of carbs per serving, will knock you off track if you are insulin resistant. The best breakfast is one that is low in carbohydrates and contains enough protein and fat to keep you feeling full for hours and your blood sugar stable. So what are the alternatives?
Eggs are a perfectly packaged blend of protein and healthy fats and are the low-carber's best friend. If you're too short of time to cook in the morning, prepare in advance by boiling some eggs for 10 minutes and store them in the fridge. They will keep for several days and are great for a quick breakfast. If you're looking for more variety, try our Eggs2Go or Scotch Eggs.
Yoghurts, granolas and cereal alternatives
Avoid fruit flavoured yoghurts as they are high in sugar. Instead, sprinkle some berries, ground nuts or seeds over a bowl of natural, full-fat greek yoghurt. If you enjoy the flavour of toasted granolas, try or Nutty Granola or Layered Muesli. On colder mornings, our Low Carb Porridj (a delicious blend of nuts and seeds) will warm you and fill you up. We like it best with a good dollop of cream and some berries.
If you cook in the evening, save some leftovers to reheat in the morning. If you're not very hungry, our Bacon & Halloumi Bites and Mediterranean Muffins are very popular choices that will keep the munchies away later in the day.
Or just don't eat breakfast....
Yes, that's right, just skip breakfast altogether. Once you adjust to LCHF and your body is efficient in using fat for fuel, you will feel less hungry and will be able to extend the time between meals. One of the best ways to help weight loss and treat insulin resistance is to fast, and the easiest way to fast is to extend the period overnight when you don't eat, by not eating breakfast. If you eat dinner at 6pm and then don't eat until midday next day, you've fasted for 18 hours and you've only missed one meal.
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