As I move along in this weight loss struggle with all it’s “ups and downs”, I’m starting to see that carbs play a huge role in weight loss.
Don’t panic, I’m not going to stop creating recipes full of clean, carby goodness, but I will be doing more low carb recipes for several reasons…
The most important of which is that it really does make a huge difference in my blood sugar when I reduce carbs. And managing my blood sugar is my main motivation for eating clean in the first place. Insulin plays a major role in weight and/or weight loss.
I’m also learning (perhaps a little late in the game), that carbs, though healthy and very necessary for our bodies, are something that really do need to be managed in a clean eating diet. That’s not to say that everyone should live low carb, but it’s worth it to look at how many carbs you are actually consuming, and in what forms you are consuming them.
I recently started making it a point to eat only protein and veggies for breakfast. The difference in how I feel has been nothing short of amazing. Typically, by the time I get home from school with Mini Chef, I’m more than ready to lay down and take a nap right along side of him.
Great for bonding, bad for getting things done.
But I’ve found that if I eat protein and veggies for breakfast, that sleepy/drugged feeling just isn’t there. So for me, it’ worth it to get rid of the carbs in my morning meal. Besides, who says you can’t have a nice, warm bowl of fruity oatmeal for dessert instead?
So with that in mind, I will be starting a low-carb section on my blog here. I hope you find it useful.
What I am talking about here is that I will be doing a few more low carb recipes from time to time because I personally need to cut back a bit for my blood sugar. It’s a personal decision and I am in no way advocating that everyone should do this. But I also know that there are a lot of low carb eaters out there, which is why I started this category.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Man’s Omelette
- Clean Eating Garlicy Tomato & Egg Scramble
- Clean Eating Southwest Breakfast Muffins
Clean Eating Red Pepper Egg Scramble
(Makes 1 servings)
- 2 whole eggs + 1 egg white OR 5 egg whites
- 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/4 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan (optional)
- In a skillet, sauté the onion and bell pepper in the olive oil until they just begin to become soft. Add in the egg and stir continuously to scramble the eggs.
- If using parmesan, stir in just after removing pan from heat.