What to Eat for Breakfast?
Breakfast actually means break the fast. Eating in the morning signals the body that food is available and that it is okay to burn fat. If there is no food, the body will slow metabolism to hold onto its stores as long as possible.
In general, the best breakfast combines protein, fats, and carbohydrates. This gives an assortment of nutrients and can serve to keep blood sugar steady until lunch. Some people do better with relatively more carbohydrates, while others do better with relatively more protein and fat. Experiment with what is right for you. What type of breakfast keeps you going until lunch without a 10:00am doughnut break?
While breakfast is assumed to be the most important meal of the day, some people just can’t stomach food early in the morning—and that’s okay, too. In that case, pack a healthy snack for when you do get hungry. But do try to start the day with a big glass of water to stay hydrated.
Once you know what type of breakfast is best for you, pick 3 or 4 that you love and rotate them. Here are just a few ideas:
- Fried or scrambled eggs in a wrap with leftover vegetables and cheese
- Yogurt, fruit, and granola
- Breakfast sandwich: croissant, egg, bacon, avocado
- Oatmeal with nuts, seeds, and butter or coconut oil
- Quiche, frittata, or scramble with fresh or left over vegetables and herbs
- Breakfast pizza
- Breakfast nachos
- Reheat dinner leftovers
- Not hungry? Try a mug of steamy bone broth