If you're practicing intermittent fasting, one of the benefits is more metabolic flexibility and in turn, less swings in blood sugar. But you'll negate these benefits if you reach for a sugary box of cereal. A breakfast rich in protein and healthy fats and minimal carbohydrates is best for a steady blood sugar increases. Plus, you'll be ensuring your getting protein with each meal.
Food order is also a really important part of regulating blood sugar. It's been found that people who eat the protein and fats first, followed by complex carbohydrates from vegetables and whole grains, experience a more gradual increase int he release of insulin. So in this case, eat your eggs and avocado first, then more onto the salad, and the toast last. You may not even be hungry anymore by the time you get to the toast.
2 pasture-raised eggs
½ an avocado, sliced
½ cup arugula or other leafy greens
3-5 small tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1 slice of whole grain toast (optional)
1 tbsp of grass-fed butter
1. Cook the eggs sunny side up to the desired consistency.
2. Slice the avocado and plate with small salad of greens and tomatoes.
3. Sprinkle eggs and avocado with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Combine olive oil and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl and drizzle over salad and avocado.
5. If you are having toast, lightly spread it with grass-fed butter.