For some, it is the most important meal of the day, for others its their favorite meal of the day. Regardless of when you eat breakfast, what you eat for breakfast is likely bound to change when you begin The Kaufmann Diet.
What most people enjoy for breakfast could not be more opposite what The Kaufmann Diet encourages. From sugary cereal, to cinnamon rolls, to biscuits, bagels, pastries, or muffins, breakfast for many Americans couldn’t be higher in carbohydrates and sugar. Wash it down with some kind of juice, and it is no wonder that many Americans consume a whopping 120 lbs of sugar annually.
Notwithstanding the fact that this would do nothing but inflame an underlying yeast problem, there are other issues with starting your day like this. Simple carbs and sugar provide quick energy in the body; these foods spike your insulin and might give you an initial burst of energy, but an hour or two later, you’re likely hungry, lethargic and a little cranky. Longterm, these surges of insulin are known to contribute to problems like metabolic disease and diabetes.
So what does a healthy breakfast look like, one that fits within the Kaufmann Diet framework? Here are a few examples of what breakfast can look like when you are on the anti-fungal program.
The great thing about an omelette is it is infinitely customizable. Want a plain cream cheese omelet? Easy. Want a California style omelette with olives, avocado, spinach, tomato, and bacon? You got it. You could stuff your omelet with all the Kaufmann One Diet veggies and no one is going to stop you. Sub the bagel for the omelette and you can have omelette and lox. And there’s no need to be a master chef in this scenario; if your omelet breaks, then you have a scramble.
This is an easy substitute for things like cereal if that’s what you’re used to. Full-fat, plain yogurt+nuts and seeds of your choice (no peanuts or pistachios)+some blueberries or raspberries, and you are good to go. If you prefer it a little sweeter, add a couple drops of stevia or Manuka honey (Kaufmann Two).
The Upgraded Standard American Breakfast
Scrambled eggs, bacon, and/or sausage, hold the biscuits and hash browns. This is easy, tried and true, and the lack of simple carbs won’t leave you feeling lethargic for the entire morning.
Kaufmann Diet Cereal
If you simply can’t quit cereal in the morning, it’s time to adapt! For the cereal, try toasting quinoa. Toss toasted quinoa with chopped nuts and fruit. Ditch the cows milk in favor of almond milk or hemp milk. Add in some cinnamon, cloves or other spices, and sweeten with stevia if you need to.
The Incredible Egg
On The Kaufmann Diet, eggs are your friend. Most recent studies and research indicate that eggs won’t raise your cholesterol. Eggs are incredibly nutritious. They are packed with protein, healthy fats, and the yolk––which we were all taught to fear––is actually packed with nutrients. Eggs are versatile, can be prepared and enjoyed in infinite ways, they are cheap, and readily available. While eggs are not just for breakfast, they certainly feature heavily in many breakfast dishes. Enjoy your eggs while on The Kaufmann Diet, and feel free to customize your breakfast around this versatile, healthy source of protein and nutrients.