It’s been said, and shown in nutrition studies, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even when you’re not on a diet of any kind, it’s essential for you to start your day’s activities with a balanced meal and some fresh water or juice.
The same idea can be applied to diets, including the ketogenic diet used for weight loss, general health and improved mental clarity.
It might be good to start with a brief look at a “regular” breakfast and then look at the keto breakfast in detail. Generally, a good breakfast contains the right carbs, fiber and protein. That’s why many basic breakfast plans include steel-cut oatmeal, a small amount of milk and some honey. Your topping can be fruit and nuts, if you wish. Other good ideas for a basic breakfast include yogurt, wheat germ, bananas, eggs, blueberries, etc.
Keto in the Morning
A breakfast on this diet could include bacon and eggs. But you should make sure the carbs, protein and fats are in proper proportion: high in healthy fats, a moderate amount of protein, and minimum carbohydrates.
Some people like to add a bit of fruit to shake things up a bit. But the idea is to gradually switch your body to a state called ketosis, in which fat is burned for fuel/energy, instead of carbohydrates.
Most people have found eggs to be a great core item for the keto diet, prepared however you like them. If you make an omelette, use low-carb vegetables.
This can include mushrooms, asparagus, and a few others. One of the keys to success with this diet is consistency. You will probably stock up on a lot of items at first and prepare them ahead of time.
You can do this with a low-carb quiche, using the proper ingredients such as cheese, meat, a small amount of butter or cream etc. Then you can store this in the refrigerator and use it over the next two or three days.
However, if you don’t like eggs, or you want to change your menu a bit, you can have tomato, cottage cheese, some lean meat, peppers and onions. Perhaps you’ll even combine them for a change of pace.
Try keto granola for a good change of pace, using almonds, coconut, walnuts, cinnamon, stevia for sweetness, and coconut oil – two tablespoons melted and spread over the bowl of granola. You may want to try a specially prepared hash, using chopped onion, garlic, olive oil, cauliflower, pastrami and green pepper.
As you plan your keto diet, starting with a consistent breakfast plan, keep in mind that healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated.
You can enjoy easy-to-prepare meals that taste good to you, and keep them balanced in nutrition. One of the keys to a good start is to balance glucose (blood sugar) so the rest of the ketosis process can move forward efficiently.
Why is it so important to begin your day with the right meal?
Because a steady blood-sugar level will increase your energy level. Eating sweets and heavy foods in the morning means you’ll probably start your day moving more slowly than you should.
In addition, you may experience a mental “fog” when you eat the wrong foods or eat heavily early in the day. It’s important to engage in some activity after a sold breakfast as well.
Other Breakfast Thoughts
This prepares you for weight loss and can result in a stable mood. You are on the path to eliminating some health problems, as well as losing weight. But you must make sure you use the right foods in the proper proportions.
One thing that’s essential when you’re changing your eating habits, whether it’s a keto diet or just a new breakfast that’s generally healthier, is not to feel overwhelmed.
You can make the change to healthy habits, and do it without having to spend a lot of time in your kitchen for each meal. Some people think they must become a chemist and a chef to have success with this diet, but that’s far from the truth.
In addition, you don’t have to suffer through meals that taste terrible. In fact, you will enjoy the taste and variety as much as the benefits, once you make the switch.