We’ve talked a lot on the podcast about what NOT to have for breakfast when your goal is fat loss and hormone balance. By now, you know that to stay in fat burning mode and take advantage of the morning’s peak fat-burning potential, you’ll want to avoid carbohydrates in the morning. But people begin to panic when they consider what they shouldn’t be having for breakfast. They can’t imagine what options might still be available to them! You’ve got to listen to the full episode!
Question: I don’t have time to prepare a meal for breakfast every day. I’m busy, I have my hands full trying to get out the door and get to work. So what should I do for breakfast??
Answer: I’m all about preparing ahead of time. I recommend that my coaching clients set aside 30-60 minutes on the weekend to make 2 breakfast dishes that they can grab and go or heat & eat during the week. Then I recommend that they have 1-2 “oh crap” options – if they ran out of their premade option or they left the house without it or their dog at it all. And, of course, we talk about weekend strategies – things you can make on the days you have some more time to enjoy a delicious, fat loss friendly meal at home with your family or when you’re out for breakfast.
Make Ahead Grab & Go or Heat & Eat Options
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/4 tsp liquid stevia extract
- 1 tbsp almond butter
- 1 tsp cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
Blend all ingredients in a blender or with an immersion blender. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours so the chia seeds soak up the moisture.
Morning Maca Meat Muffins from Mary, The Paleo Chef
I Ain’t Got No Time For That Options
- Bulletproof coffee
- Protein shake with almond butter or avocado (you want to be sure to add healthy fats)
Weekend Meals or Eating Out
- Omelets with veggies & bacon
- Breakfast scramble with salmon, eggs, avocado & veggies
- Baked egg in avocado
- Steak & eggs
- Protein pancakes
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