Why is eating low-carb breakfast good for you


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What can be better than a low-carb breakfast? No breakfast at all. But…

Some people will say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Maybe it is true.

Low-carb breakfast is a great way to switch into ketogenic diet.

What are the benefits of eating low-carb breakfast ?

Metabolic health

Managing the blood sugar is a big problem for many people. If you care about your health and you want to manage your metabolism then I recommend eating low carb breakfast. Why?

Carbohydrates raise blood glucose more than other foods, meaning the body must produce more insulin to digest them. Reducing carb intake can help stabilise blood glucose.

Blood sugar level may increase even as a reaction to fat and protein. It also can go up as a reaction to exercise. It is very individual. If you are serious about it, you need to track your blood sugar and speak to your doctor.

Mental clarity

As mentioned earlier, carbs cause blood glucose and insulin spikes. After carbs are utilised blood glucose and insulin goes down creating various negative mental reactions. This can be brain fog or lack of energy. Some people may feel mood swings.

In case of low carb breakfast this does not happen. Fat and protein usually do not affect insulin and blood glucose levels. That is why your energy level remains stable.

High productivity

Once you have stable energy supply from fat and protein you become more productive. No more sugar cravings and no more feeling hungry.

When I started having low carb breakfasts with eggs and ghee butter or coconut oil it felt amazing. After such breakfast there are no food cravings for long time.

Keeping you feeling fuller for longer period of time

This type of breakfast decreases blood sugar. It also increases productivity. But also, a low-carb breakfast can keep you feeling fuller, longer. One reason I already mentioned. It is a stable energy supply and therefore you are not interrupted by the need to eat and snack 5-6 times a day.

3 Amazing Low-Carb Breakfast Options

Each of these breakfasts contains fewer than nine grams of carbohydrates to help you get the above mentioned benefits and start your day right.

Two hard-boiled eggs and ¼ cup raspberries
13 g protein, 4.5 g carbs, 200 calories, 2 g fiber

Combining fiber-rich raspberries—one of the healthiest fruits you can eat, by the way—with protein-packed eggs is a can’t-miss combo.

Breakfast smoothie
18 g protein, 22 g fat, 300 calories, 7 g carbohydrates

Ingredients: 2 eggs, 2 tsp chia seeds, 2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup canned coconut milk. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! This quick and simple breakfast is packed with healthy fat and hunger-slaying protein.

Two scrambled eggs with 1 cup spinach and ½ cup mushrooms
15 g protein, 3 g carbs, 160 calories

Sauté the spinach and mushrooms a bit before mixing in the egg and you’ll end up with a vitamin- and nutrient-rich omelet that contains plenty of satiating protein.

What can be still better than a low carb breakfast? No breakfast at all! 

People say you shouldn’t skip the breakfast, but honestly, we don’t need to have breakfast. But that’s another topic of the keto diet and intermittent fasting that helps you to get healthier and leaner. 


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