We get a lot of questions about what to eat for breakfast. When we start cutting out sugars and empty carbohydrates, people often wonder what to eat. Our next few recipes will be focusing on healthy, simple, tasty breakfasts...things that my children will eat, and things that are quick and easy to make on busy work/school mornings.
I realized in my early 20s that when I had a "normal" breakfast of pancakes, waffles, cereal or other sweet treats and grains I didn't feel so good. I felt immediately sluggish and had trouble focusing and getting things done. So, I transitioned to savory (salty) breakfasts rather than sweet ones to start and that made a big difference. It's a great place to start.
If you're ready to go beyond that, the next step is to reduce sugars AND grains in your breakfast foods. In fact, I encourage you to do this test at home:
Try this At Home Challenge
- For 3 days eat your usual breakfast. Write down the time that you eat breakfast and the time that you start to feel hungry after your breakfast. Write down how your energy level, focus and concentration are as well as any other physical symptoms.
- Once you've completed the journaling with your regular breakfast try eating a breakfast of protein and vegetables such as an omelet for 3 days. Check out this recipe for one super simple protein/vegetable breakfast. Write down the same things: the time of breakfast, the time you start to feel hungry, notes about focus and concentration and other physical symptoms.
You may be amazed by the results of this short test at home. Most people find that they are hungry much earlier when they eat a carbohydrate loaded breakfast than when they eat one with protein and vegetables. Also, energy and concentration decline with sugary foods. Try it and see how it works for you!
During the detox phase of our program we cut out eggs temporarily, since they are a fairly common allergen. But they are an easy transition food for easy protein-oriented breakfasts, so to help you with this Try this at Home, my first recipe has eggs.
Please, post in the comments how this worked for you and what kind of results you had. We want to hear from you!