I am trying to give up gluten completely but I normally have eggs and a tiny piece of thickly buttered sourdough toast for breakfast, eggs alone make me extremely nauseous, veggies in the morning are even worse! I have tea with full fat raw milk which settles mt stomach somewhat so perhaps it is a blood sugar issue though such a small amount of toast can't have many carbs. I don't much like potatoes or sweet potatoes and at a loss as to what to eat for breakfast as paleo options like meat or bacon turn my stomach in the morning (not at other times!). I am considering a caffeine-free trial too but without tea in the morning i would be lost. Any suggestions from a newbie much appreciated.
Or, just dont eat breakfast. I am into intermittent fasting, I skip breakfast and eat around noon. This works for me because I also feel sick when I eat to early. Do not believe the "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" hype, if your body feels sick then it doesnt want to eat.
Your breakfast can be anything you like, and though many of us enjoy protein, if you can't eat eggs without bread I suggest you don't eat eggs or bread. Try fruit, nuts, and as it seems you are eating dairy so you could also include cheese or yogurt.
My favorite 'breakfast' is a rooibois chai tea with 1/3 cup coconut milk, a tbsp of coconut oil and cinnamon.
You could also eat avocado mashed with cooked shrimp, etc. I love avocado with hardboiled eggs and salt with some green onion. As you don't like eggs, this may not be for you.
It's a misconception that paleo means low carb - it can be, if that's what is chosen by you, but paleo is meant to be gluten free.
Here are a few of my go to breakfasts: A) I use the following gaps 'batter' to make a variety of things (different presentation): 1/2 banana, 1 egg, 1 oz any kind of nut, blend til pureed/mixed well. (this is one portion size)
1) 1 tbsp. of batter = mini pancakes with small amt of blueberries mixed in, top w ghee & honey 2) 2 tbsp. =waffle, I put fruit or coconut cream on top, or yogurt with fruit... 3) other opts include: mini muffins, donuts (use a donut pan), mini breads (use tiny slice molds) 4) topping options: coconut cream mixed with ghee and honey, ghee and honey, date syrup with honey, honey only!
I make a batch of 4-6 at one time (to use up my bananas) and wrap each serving in plastic and freeze, I just take out at night or in the morning to thaw.
B) Scotch eggs, my version -I make my own breakfast sausage and freeze 1 oz patties, 1 pattie per egg is needed -boil eggs, what you need, cool, peel -I press the sausage out pretty flat between the plastic wrap til pretty thin, then put the egg on top and wrap it up tight pressing the sausage around the egg (while in the plastic) until the seam is sealed. -brown in a skillet. I cut in half and eat with mustard.
C)Bacon wraps (if you do dairy, I'm off this now but its my fav!) -I cook the whole package of bacon til crispy but still flexible -cut tomatoes, cut cheese of your choice, cream cheese i also yummy -lay out one strip of bacon, put some cream cheese in the middle (1tsp), place tomatoe on top, cheese on top of that, fold bacon around. Sometimes it will stay, sometimes not. Spear with toothpick if need.
-its like little appetizers but really yummuy!
A couple of times a month I make these paleo-friendly pancakes. 1 serving has 500cals and is very filling. Especially with a couple rashers bacon and topped with fruit compote (boil down a few handfuls of berries with a bit of water for about 25 mins until thickened). Very yum brunch (in fact, had it this morning!)
I've actually never been a breakfast person, even before I went Paleo years ago, and before I started doing IF daily. Any chance you're just not hungry in the morning? I eat breakfasty style eggs and whatnot for other meals that I have absolutely no interest in first thing in the morning. A little butter or coconut oil in my coffee is about all that appeals to me that early.
Just a thought.
I eat eggs with sauteed greens for breakfast. Like this morning, sauteed spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic with an egg on top. And bacon. Not a fan of meat for breakfast? What about a few slices of deli turkey? Try duck eggs? What about berries and or nuts?
Are you drinking your coffee on an empty stomach? I find that when I get up really early (for me this is 6am, I work a later shift) and I have coffee first and food later, I get really nauseous. Also, if the coffee is to strong, ouch! EDIT: sorry, you said you drink tea...
Any chance of food allergies? You've listed gluten/wheat, dairy and eggs as things you eat for breakfast. All those things are in the top 8 food allergens.
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