Waking up every morning and not having enough time for breakfast? Or thinking of grabbing a quick meal from a food-joint that falls on the way? No. That doesn’t fit in.
Breakfast is said to be the most crucial meal of the day especially for people who are undergoing Ketosis. Reason being, it starts with breaking the fast you were on, the entire night post dinner. Skipping a meal so important is equal to starving yourself, just because you don’t have time. While doing so, you keep your body from utilizing the morning energy, and then slug away later throughout the day, craving for more calories.
Why is it Important to Avoid Missing Your Breakfast?
Here are few valid reasons to consider before depriving your body from the most important meal of the day:
Kick-Starting the Day
Our body understands a simple logic about energy; it can produce it only when it receives food! When you wake up in the morning, after all the routine-bound activities, the next thing to do is eat! Eating breakfast lets the body retain the goodness inside and produce energy to jumpstart the day. The first meal of the day needs to be healthy, even if you prefer it to be light and easy. You are going to consume something after so many hours, so it needs to be decent!
Now imagine not eating in the morning or say just after an hour of waking up. You are out of your house for work or college and then suddenly, the next hour you start feeling hungry and you don’t really find a healthy spot to grab a meal. What do you do? You’ll simply take whatever is available; from snack bars to muffins or sandwiches to burgers. So, you are only stacking calories inside your body. Nope; that’s not good for you.
Are you cranky in the morning at times? Do you feel like nobody should talk to you, at least for few hours? You might say, you aren’t accustomed to waking up early, and this one day is terrible. But honestly, try eating a healthy breakfast within an hour of waking up and see yourself being jolly throughout the day (of course unless you have reasons to be grumpy)!
When you skip a meal, you a bound to start feeling hungry. Whether you want to be reminded of not, your body will do the job just right. If your college or job life starts from 9 am and you have already missed your breakfast, staying away till you can sneak-out for a quick munch can get you thinking about food all the time.
Relieve yourself from that misery and just eat!
For a person who is following a Keto-Diet, adhering to certain food related rules, is essential. Morning breakfast being one from the book of rules, skipping it, is never a great idea.
If you can provide your body with fuel on time, it will not crave for anything that is not in your Keto-diet list. But, missing on breakfast might lead to unnecessary craving, for sweet or starchy items.
Eating a Healthy Breakfast – Keto-Diet
A Keto-diet comprises of a low-carb diet plan, encouraging the body to burn fat using the fat that is being consumed. Lowering carb intake for a long time will change the way a body works. In due course, the glycogen level becomes less in the body, helping the liver to produce ketones (made up of our body fat) for energy.
While on a keto-diet, it’s important to make sure you aren’t skipping your breakfast. And, eating healthy, with low-carb and high-fat is a prime motive. But have you ever heard of the bullet-proof coffee? Yes, we are having something as such for your morning menu. If you are bored of eating the same things every morning with little variation, try this bullet-proof coffee to jumpstart your keto-day.
What is a Bullet-proof Coffee?
What if we told you that this coffee is an ideal way to start a day, bringing in more energy to you, keeping you focused throughout the day and helping your brain to function quite effectively? You’d be more curious.
The ingredient to this mug of coffee is very simple and easily available – Coffee, Coconut oil, and Butter. You might want to add in keto-friendly sweetener, if you really want. The amount of fat that it pushes down your body keeps you feeling full for many hours.
The ideal way to make a mug full of bullet-proof coffee is by brewing the coffee first, straining it, and then blending it in high-speed along with butter and coconut oil.
If you are a non-keto dieter
You might be struggling with weight or fat loss and have tried many things to work on that. We suggest you make your breakfast healthier and include dietary-fat to keep your metabolism active.
Keeping your carb intake low in the morning will allow your body to use fat for quick energy that it needs. You can compensate the carbs later in the day.
What can you eat?
Mornings for a non-keto dieter can be filled with Fresh Veggies, Fish with high-fat content, Eggs, Nuts that are rich in omega 3, Avocados and even full-fat Yoghurt.
What Can I Eat for Breakfast on a Keto Diet?
Running short of ideas to make your meals interesting is a drag. We know that. So, here are few recipes that will help you fill your belly and at the same time keep you full for a long time.
Ground Beef and Cauliflower
One decent plate of something you can rely on for a quick breakfast.
- 1 Cauliflower (small head, grated)
- 4 Eggs (large)
- 450g ground Beef
- ½ Onion (finely)
- 2 cloves of Garlic (finely)
- ½ tsp. Black pepper (fresh crushed)
- 1 tbsp. Coconut sauce
- 1 tsp. Fish Sauce
- 1 tsp. Cumin (ground)
- 4 Jalapeno (sliced)
- ¼ cup of Sunflower seeds’ butter
- ½ Avocado (ripe and diced)
- 1 tbsp. of Apple cider
- 1 tbsp. Parsley (finely)
- ½ cup of water
- 1 tsp. Salt (Himalayan)
- ½ cup Mayo
- 2 tbsp. Clarified Butter
- ½ cup of Water
- Use a heavy skillet and heat it over the stove on medium-high. When it’s hot, add the clarified butter to the skillet
- Add onion, garlic and jalapeno, and soften them by cooking for about 2-3 minutes
- Next, add the ground beef along with salt and pepper for seasoning. Cook this till the beef turns brown in colour.
- Reduce the flame and add cauliflower. Keep stirring and cooking for about another 2-3 minutes
- Meanwhile, whisk the sunflower seed butter, fish sauce, coconut sauce, cumin, mayo and water, well enough to create a nice consistency
- Pour this over the cooking skillet and mix well. Cook it for another 4-5 minutes. Then, turn off the stove and keep the skillet aside
- Make some space over the meat mixture, and crack each egg inside the spaces
- Once done, broil the skillet in the over for at least 8 minutes
- By that time, you can mix the apple cider with mayo and pour it over the skillet when out
- Lastly, garnish it with the parsley and avocado before spooning it out on your plate.