CHAPTER 3:Breakfast

For decades we’ve been eating cereal, porridge, and toast for breakfast—the seemingly healthy options dictated by the food industry. Before I started eating low-carb, I used to have a bowl of cereal with dried fruit and low-fat milk for breakfast almost every day. After all, morning is when our bodies need extra carbs, right? Well, that didn’t work for me. I felt tired and low-energy all morning, and I often reached for even more “healthy” energy bars to keep me going—which made me feel even worse.

When I switched to a low-carb approach, things improved dramatically. The reason is simple: When you wake up in the morning, your body is in fat-burning mode. A low-carb meal will keep you fuller for longer, help you to control ...

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