And an expresso coffee.
You need to include good fats in your daily diet as they help regulate your metabolism, keep you feeling full longer, help transport vitamins and minerals around your body, and protect your vital organs.
A low fat diet is not good for you or even helps you to lose weight on a long term basis. But I am only including healthy fats not transfats or saturated fats in fast foods and processed foods.
Start your day with a protein and low carb breakfast for maintaing energy levels throughout the morning. Having fruit or fruit juice on its own turns straight to sugar. If you want fruit then I suggest eating it with some protein such as Greek yoghurt or walnuts. This helps stop the fruit turning straight to sugar and giving you a false sugar energy high and low.
Wait to have your breakfast or first meal of the day at least 12 hours after your last meal of the previous day. This will help sustain weightloss and give your digestive system a rest.
Poached eggs with avocado, crispy bacon, tomatos and a swirl of balsamic vinegar.
Appetising and appealing food on a plate can be comprised of healthy low carb and protein ingredients. Including some good fats in your diet is better than eating low and no fat, as it can actually help your weightloss and help you feel satisfied.
The hormonal and metabolic benefits of eating more fat are great, but one of the best benefits might be the satiating effects of fat. Nothing is worse than eating a lower-calorie diet that leaves your hungry all the time. This is traditionally a huge problem in diets which deny you foods with a higher fat content such as nuts, fatty fish, cheese, and avocado.
Satiating fat leaves you feeling full. When the fat you eat hits your small intestine, it sets off a cascade of signals which includes the release of hormones such as CCK and PYY. These two hormones play a major role in appetite regulation and satiety; they leave you feeling full and satisfied. The more satiated you are, the less likely that you’re going to sneak in snacks between meals or pile on a second helping.
So for a weekend brunch I have cooked crispy free range streaky bacon, organic scrambled egg in a little organic salted butter, wilted spinach, baby Isle of Wight tomatoes, avocado, with some chopped red chillies.
And an Expresso coffee.
Have a lovely weekend.