Breakfast has long be touted as the most important meal of the day. Supposedly, this is because it supplies plenty of energy for the tasks which lie ahead. However, the foods the majority of people would look to upon waking are not what I choose.
Oats, wholegrain toast, granola and fruit are common examples of “healthy” breakfast foods. Of course, they are all a source of energy but, for me, they are far from the optimal choice. These foods provide energy in the form of carbohydrates and sugars. Fast burning, they release a surge of energy but this is short-lived, resulting in an energy-crash later. As I want consistent energy and focus, I turn to fat for my morning fuel.
My breakfast choices
At the moment, I find that I am most productive after having a Bulletproof Coffee. I make mine with MCT Oil and some homemade grass-fed ghee. This boosts my energy considerably without causing crashes later in the morning due to the combination of high-quality, caffeinated beans and high-quality fat, neither of which spike my blood-sugar. By exclusively eating fat in the morning, I am able to stay in nutritional ketosis (a fat-burning state). This type of ‘fasting’ is referred to as Bulletproof Intermittent Fasting.
When experimenting with plain intermittent fasting, consuming nothing but water for 16-18 hours a day, I experienced a lack of hunger and stable focus. However, as a woman recovering from hormonal imbalances, consuming some nutritional fat in the morning limits the stress of plain intermittent fasting.
Fat with protein
Some days, I choose to eat a high-fat, moderate-protein and low-carb breakfast. Typically, this consists of eggs, fish, some leafy greens and maybe an avocado. One of my favourite combinations is mackerel and poached egg on a bed of kale – I will be posting this recipe on Saturday.