Keto diet is a diet which, in practice, proved to be effective for weight loss. This is a diet rich in fats and low with carbohydrates (low-carb and high-fat diets, or abbreviated LCHF diet). Keto diet is also called the ketogenic diet. It is based on the principle of entering large amounts of fats and proteins, and lower intake of carbohydrates. You probably wonder why should we enter a lot of fats into our organism when we want to melt our own? In order for our body to get energy, it needs some kind of fuel and it takes that fuel from carbohydrates. They disassemble in our body into simple sugars, and the most important role is played by glucose. It is the simplest and the most available fuel for our body. When you don’t eat enough carbohydrates, your body starts to look for another source of energy for your muscles. In the absence of glucose, it starts to burn fat and use them as fuel. When this occurs, you actually bring your body into a state known as ketosis. And then the process of your weight loss begins! Now, let’s figure out what can we eat for breakfast when on Keto diet.
Nuts are tasty, satisfying and nutritious. Use any nutty product that you might think of because they contain fibers and proteins necessary for proper functioning during the day. All types of nuts are also high in magnesium, potassium and heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. They contain substances which are healthy for the heart. Also, the “fats” in nuts help in lowering cholesterol levels and they are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, the key ingredient for this kind of diet. You can mix these with milk and enjoy energetic breakfast. Topping Greek yogurt, cottage cheese or oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of chopped nuts provides crunch and flavor, while increasing your breakfast’s nutritional value.
This delicacy can be an exquisite meal for a beginning of a day. They are easy to prepare and yet they contain everything you need to keep you satiated during the day and just enough fats and proteins to provide you with strength and energy. One of the best recipes would be cream cheese pancakes. The necessary ingredients are cream cheese and eggs. These are low with carbs, and they are also a good option for those who want to stay gluten free.
The consumption of the high-protein breakfast leads to increased ‘satiety’ along with reductions in brain activity that are responsible for controlling food cravings. The meat breakfast raises both dopamine and acetylcholine, the two most important neurotransmitters for our body and allows a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. Create a healthy breakfast that will give you energy and help you feel good throughout the day. You can choose natural ham and combine it with a whole grain muffin and some low-fat cheese, or a poultry which is generally low in fat if grilled or baked. If you lack ideas, you can find some of the best recipes online and see what’s cooking and what is interesting for your diet.
Eggs keep you feeling “full” much longer than cereals or toast, and helps sustain your energy levels and reducing the need for a mid-morning snack. Whole eggs are one of a complete source of proteins, meaning eggs contain all the essential amino acids which we must have when we are on diets. There’s no need to worry that eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease because eggs contain a significant amount of good cholesterol. Also, two antioxidants, lutein, and zeaxanthin are present in eggs and have been linked to protecting eyes from damage related to UV exposure. You can combine them with a toast, cream, a little ham and a cup of yogurt.
Eating a slice of bread with a pat of butter on it may be a good choice, depending on your nutritional goals and current health. The butter provides energy, while the fiber of the whole-grain bread keeps your bowels healthy. To decrease the number of calories and amount of fat you consume, use thinly-sliced bread and a smaller portion of butter. Research shows that having a diet high in whole grains and fiber correlates with lower body weight, so consuming a slice of whole-grain bread with butter may help you maintain a healthy weight. Also, proteins from this food give your body the defensive blocks it needs. Smeared butter and a cup of tea for breakfast is definitely a good choice because it will keep you satiated until lunch, and you have entered all the necessary ingredients that breakfast should have and will provide you with the energy required for the rest of the day. As for bread, you can’t use regular whole grains, but you can make your own almond bread. One slice is around 2gr of carbs so you will still stay in your ketosis.
Monica Nichols is a 32-year-old fashion designer and freelance writer from Omaha, Nebraska. She’s been writing for www.diet.st since 2014, and in her free time, she likes making pottery and playing with her pet cat.