low carb breakfast recipes is the fast way to lose weight
WAKE UP TO FAT-BURNING: EAT A LOW CARB BREAKFAST
If you are one of the many people who don’t eat breakfast (usually in a misguided attempt to lose weight). Then you need to re-think your stance on breakfast.
Breakfast should be your most important meal of the day. You have just woke up from sleep, which your body has used to maintain and repair itself. You now need to refuel your body for the day. Since your body knows it’s going to be active, it naturally increases your metabolism to make sure you have enough energy to meet the demands placed on it. And because your body is the most metabolically active in the morning, you need to provide it with plenty of “fuel” to keep you energized.
START YOUR DAY WITH A LOW CARB BREAKFAST
Eating low-carb, high-protein breakfasts every morning is the best way to provide your body with a jumpstart to its metabolism and energy production.
Insulin, a hormone produced by your body to convert carbs into energy, has a nasty habit of storing the excess carbohydrates you eat as FAT for later use. If you eat just 4g of carbs more than what your body needs at one time, that 4g will be converted into fat and tucked away in your fat cells. As a carbohydrate, it would have been used immediately, but once it has been converted into fat, your body will now have to wait until you have a calorie deficit before it can be used. This isn’t good.
What if you never have a calorie deficit and you continue eating the wrong way? Right, you gain weight. Every meal you eat needs to be low in carbohydrates and high in protein.
So what are some good ideas for low-carb breakfasts? You are fine eating eggs with bacon, sausage, steak, and pork chops, etc. Eat the eggs any way you want. You can also have toast, as long as it is a low-carb variety. Below, I give you a great recipe for a low-carb breakfast casserole that can be customized in many different ways.
BASIC BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE
This recipe is for an 8×8 casserole dish and makes 6 servings. You will need the following ingredients:
salt and pepper for the taste
1 teaspoon of any spice mix of your choice.
1-2 tablespoons of sliced onions
1 cup of diced ham, bacon, turkey sausage or any other precooked meat of your choice
1 cup of cheddar cheese
4 ounces of cottage cheese
8 ounces of red pepper, broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, zucchini, or any other vegetables.
Start with pre-heating the oven untill it reaches 370°. Spray the casserole dish with olive oil. Chop the meat in blocks and grate cheese. Drop some olive oil in a skillet and add the vegetables you’re using. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes. Harder vegetables like broccoli onions and carrots take longer to cook.
In bottom of the casserole dish layer meat, vegetables, green onion and cheese. Mix eggs with salt,pepper and seasoning until yolks and whites are well combined. If you are using the cottage cheese then mix it at this point. If you are not using cottage cheese you can mix a bit of milk to make the eggs fluffier. Pour the eggs over the meat/cheese mixture, then stir gently with a fork so that all ingredients are evenly distributed into the eggs.
Bake until the eggs are lightly browned on the top: this will take appr. 20 – 25 minutes.
The good thing is that breakfast casseroles can be kept in the refrigerator for at least a week. Another option is to freeze it in but they will release fluid when you reheat it. I suggestion is freezing it in portions and then reheat it in the microwave for around 2-3 minutes with a paper towel underneath it so it can absorb the moisture. Try not to cook this too long.
Other great ideas for a low-carb breakfast that is quick and easy, egg salad. This can be prepared ahead of time and used with any low-carb bread or tortillas to make a quick sandwich or wrap. You can find many really good low carb breakfast recipes at www.food.com.
Tip: try to always eat a low-carb breakfast each morning and you will soon notice that you have more energy and are feeling better to do the daily tasks easily.