Are you trying to lose weight? Do you need to lose weight? If you answered yes to either, you’re not alone. 70 percent of the US is overweight and one-third are obese. Obesity is rampant in other countries too. Unfortunately some popular weight loss ideas have proved to be largely myths, which may help to explain why so many people are obese despite efforts to lose weight. And one of the biggest surprises is that eating fat–good omega fatty acids that is–helps you lose weight.
Nutrition research says people having great success with weight loss with the ketogenic diet which features high fiber, high fat, high protein, low carb foods. Another important tool to lose weight is to eat regularly. Weight loss is about what to eat but also when to eat and eating breakfast is essential to weight loss. But breakfast foods aren’t created equal, for weight loss. You need to eat whole grains, fruits, protein and fiber and also vegetables for ketogenic weight loss. Here are ketogenic diet breakfasts to lose weight, featuring veggie breakfast recipes. Breakfast salads in the morning? Sure–salad and veggies aren’t just for lunch and dinner. You need the antioxidants, high fiber, veggie goodness and vitamins in salads. And breakfast recipes don’t always have to contain meat, eggs or sugary carbs. These veggie breakfast recipes are high in fiber, omega fatty acids and protein with a low carb impact. Before you shout “BLECHH!!!” to a veggie breakfast, try a bite.
Low carb veggie breakfast recipes start on a bed of lettuce. Make it romaine or leaf lettuce, organic spring mix, spinach, collard greens and kale. Top with your favorite veggie combinations–carrots, onions, zucchini, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, cauliflower, tomatoes, shredded beets or squash, celery, sprouts, mushrooms, radishes and pea pods. Dress with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, cracked pepper and Italian seasonings. Or Maple Grove Farms Sugarfree or Fat Free Raspberry Vinaigrette with fruit juice. Or blend feta cheese, avocado, cashew milk and Greek yogurt and lemon juice for lowfat high omega fatty acids bleu cheese dressing. Top with chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, hard boiled eggs, low fat Mozzarella cheese, cooked turkey or chicken breast.
Make ketogenic breakfast salads into low carb smoothies by mixing strawberries or blueberries, spinach, half a grapefruit, cooked squash, 1/2 cup plain omega rich Greek yogurt and a little water. Add two links of Morningstar Farm veggie vegan “sausage” made with textured vegetable protein. Try veggie breakfast burritos swapping a large lettuce leaf for a taco shell and cooked seasoned squash, zucchini or avocado for taco meat. Top with feta cheese, pumpkin seeds, tomatoes and Greek yogurt for high omega fatty acids ketogenic breakfasts.
Make ketogenic low carb breakfast sandwiches with light oat grain bread spread with avocado instead of butter. Add cooked egg whites, sprouts and sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. Or stuff whole grain pita pockets for burritos. Or spread bread with high protein and omega sunflower butter. Add sliced bananas, peaches, mangoes, strawberries or apples or low sugar fruit preserves. Add peanut butter or sunflower butter and Greek yogurt for fruit and veggie breakfast dips. These veggie breakfast recipes have loads of protein, 145 calories, a wee tiny bit of fat, high fiber, gobs of veggie goodness. For more weight loss recipes visit these blogs Great Food 4U and My Diet Digest.