7 Keto Breakfast Recipes to Burn Fat All Day
We’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, who knows if this is true, but whether you’re a breakfast person or not, there’s something for you among these keto breakfast recipes. Whether you like something substantial, something on the lighter side, or even nothing at all, I cover the details on how to make your morning awesome.
There is a proportion of the population that would probably do a lot better with a breakfast meal. Others would receive more benefits from a fat fast or a water fast until the afternoon. I am going to cover each of these scenarios in this article.
Should You Eat Breakfast?
Before we get to the keto breakfast recipes, how do you know if you should eat breakfast or not? Does it matter? I would say yes it does matter but it depends on your health status.
For example, one large factor to consider is leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone in the brain that regulates appetite and fat burning activity. Just like insulin resistance throwing off sugar metabolism, leptin resistance throws off fat metabolism.
What many people don’t realize, is that leptin is actually largely tied to the circadian rhythm. This could be one explanation for why poor sleep is often associated with obesity (1). Eating too close to bed also throws off this rhythm and contributes to weight gain (2, 3). This means getting good sleep, in sync with the rising and falling of the sun, can improve fat burning.
For a number of reasons, people can become leptin resistant and lose the ability to properly regulate fat metabolism. One proposed way of restoring leptin sensitivity is to consume a hearty meal in the morning in conjunction with sunlight exposure. Getting at least 25 grams of protein and limiting carbs are often emphasized. It is a good idea to also add in a source of healthy fats.
The common eating pattern of high sugar AND saturated fat can also be a significant factor contributing to leptin resistance and obesity (4).
Altogether, it seems like keeping a regular sleep schedule, following something that resembles a keto meal template, and not eating too close to bed all go a long way in optimizing fat burning hormones. To reinforce this idea, a recent study even showed that reducing carb intake lowered triglycerides. Elevated triglycerides are associated with leptin resistance (5).