I usually like a breakfast of coffee, more coffee, and cream. The burners in my kitchen are pristine from lack of use. In the olden times I’d scarf down a protein vega bar around 10 AM and be ravenous by about 11:30.
But during this sugarfast, I’ve been a positive breakfast dynamo. Three egg omelettes include with fish, spinach, kale, cilantro. Sprinkled with curry seasoning, then paired with a handful of nuts or a side of squash. Maybe some avocado. And wonder of wonders, I’m not hungry til lunch. Or beyond.
I always though breakfast was irrelevant. Despite the data suggesting that breakfast is the most important mean for sustaining energy and managing weight, I sort of figured if I skipped it that it meant that I was consuming fewer calories. Right? Wrong. Breakfast skippers just eat more later. And because we get so darn hungry, we over do it. And snack at night, which doesn’t do us any good and can lead to weight gain. I just love to eat at night (and sugar, and popcorn, and small, crunchy things), however, I haven’t been having the same cravings at all now that I’m eating more substantially during the day. Wonder of wonders!
Moral of the story: My sugar free month has made me a breakfast convert.
So get your breakfast on.
If eggs work for you, then start by sauteeing in your add on ingredients, then crack three eggs over it and cook (I like to cook up the ingredients first, as they usually need more cook time than eggs). Here’s an interesting aside: eggs have traditionally made me feel nauseous. But organic, free-range eggs work just fine. Interesting, no? If eggs don’t work for you, then do a scramble of ingredients without the eggs, adding in your lean protein source of choice.
My usual contenders for add in’s (don’t add all of them at once :)):
- curry powder, spices
- avocado (add on top after)
- tomatoes (b/c of sugar, I haven’t been doing too many of these)
Try a week of solid breakfast, and see what happens to your daily energy and hunger cycles.
Breakfast NOM NOM. Enjoy the yum.
Photo taken by me 🙂