You may not be aware, but we tend to consume large amounts of refined carbohydrates (carbs) every day, which may not be actually required by the body. These are nothing, but, sugars and starches, which when consumed in excess, lead to obesity. Therefore, those going for a weight loss program are advised to cut down on carbohydrates completely. If you are following this diet plan, you need to exclude bread, your favorite cereal and cakes from your breakfast.
Healthy Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
All products prepared from grain like bread, cereals, rice, pasta, etc., contain carbohydrates. Secondly, sweets, desserts, vegetables like potatoes, yams and sweet potatoes also contain high amounts of carbohydrates. Therefore, all the dishes containing these foodstuffs should be excluded from the diet. On the contrary, dairy products, foods obtained from animal sources, oils, salad dressings, etc. do not contain carbs. Certain foods like nuts, fruits, vegetables contain some amounts of carbohydrates. Hence, you need to make the right choices and include only those foods, that have very little carbs, in your daily diet.
No-Carb Breakfast Foods
There are several meat, fish and egg recipes for preparing a low carb, but, healthy breakfast. Here are some ideas for breakfast devoid of carbohydrates. Do not include bread with any of these dishes if you wish to have a totally no-carb breakfast.
- Scrambled/ poached/ fried/ boiled eggs
- Omelet/ egg Benedict/ egg Florentine
- Baked eggs
- Egg and cheese
- Tomato omelet
- Spinach omelet
- Asparagus omelet
- Bacon and eggs
- Boiled/ steamed/ fried fish
- Veal/ chicken cutlet
- Pork, beef, lamb, turkey, duck dishes
- Breakfast meatballs
- Cottage cheese scramble
- Cold cuts and cheese
- Protein shakes
If you take a look at the dishes, you will note that many of these dishes are actually lunch dishes or snacks. But, then as you have limited options for a no-carb breakfast menu, you can consider these as breakfast options. However, if you are to follow a low carb breakfast, then you have several other options. As carbohydrates provide energy, it is wise to include small amounts of it in the daily diet.
Occasionally, you can use a thin whole grain bread, which contain a little amount of carbohydrates, for making a sandwich. Apart from these, you can also have the following drinks as they do not contain carbs
- Diet drinks
You also need to follow certain tips before going for any of these no-carb breakfast ideas. Firstly, while shopping for the products, check the labels for carbohydrate or sugar content. Secondly, do not include bread, or cereals, or potatoes in any of these dishes. Lastly, although all dairy products like milk, cheese and butter do not contain carbs; they contain high amounts of fats and calories. Hence, you should think twice before including them in your daily diet.
As a concluding note, remember that following a low carb diet is more effective than following a no-carb diet. Lastly, as a concluding note, you should remember that it is always wise to consult your doctor before making any major dietary changes. Take care!