WANT to lose weight on the keto diet? Trick your body into burning more fat with these low-carb breakfast ideas.
The ketogenic diet is a very low carbohydrate diet designed to help your body burn away fat.
Participants consume around 70-75% of their calories from fat, 5-10% from carbs and the rest from protein.
The daily diet consists of foods including fatty fish, meat, nuts cheese and oils.
The keto diet helps aid weight loss by tricking your body into using stored fat as energy.
When you eat carbs your body turns them into glucose and insulin and your body uses this for energy.
If you’re not eating many carbs the body will look for energy elsewhere. By lowering the intake of carbs, the body is induced into a state known as ketosis.
Ketosis is a natural process the body initiates to help us survive when food intake is low. During this state, we produce ketones, which are produced from the breakdown of fats in the liver.
This kick-starts the body’s metabolism and helps aid weight loss.
What meals can you eat on the keto diet? Here we real six easy and healthy breakfast ideas:
1. Sausage breakfast sandwich
Instead of using bread, try using burger or sausage patties instead.
Pop a fried egg and some cheese between the two slice of meat and top up with any veggies you like.
Crunchy veg like cabbage, lettuce or grated carrot are great options. Hey Keto Mama has a great recipe for this delicious morning offering.
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2. Pulled pork hash
A great way of using leftovers, simply cook up pulled pork in a frying pan, along with any veggies you’ve got lying around.
Crack over two eggs for an extra protein fix. Eggs are also an egg-cellent source of vitamins and minerals and a great addition to any breakfast.
Check out this simple 15-minute recipe from Cast Iron Keto.
3. Breakfast egg muffin
These egg muffins are easy to make and packed with protein. You can mix up the recipe by adding different fillings such as sliced sausage, bacon bits, tomatoes, spinach and peppers.
This recipe from Hurry The Food Up takes 25 minutes and contains 20 grams of protein and only 300 calories.4. Steak and eggs
Simple and delicious – steak and eggs is always a great way to start the day. If you want to get some extra veg in try adding some sliced avocado, tomatoes or spinach for added vitamins and minerals.
5. Fry up
There’s nothing stopping you having a full blown fry-up on the keto diet (minus the toast). Bacon, sausages, eggs, beans and fried tomatoes make for the perfect weekend treat.
6. Blueberry pancakes
Pancakes might sound like something you can’t have on the keto diet, but there’s always a way round these things.
The keto-friendly blueberry pancakes from The Big Man’s World are made of almond flour, coconut flour and eggs.
The blueberries add a touch of sweetness, but they do contain natural sugar so limit your portion size.