Limiting highly refined carbohydrates (e.g., white bread, white flour and highly-processed snack foods) and sugar (e.g., soda, candy, sugary cereals) is a great strategy to improve your health and lose weight. Increasing high-fiber foods like leafy greens, vegetables, low-sugar fruits, whole grains and beans helps, too. Getting enough fiber is important for weight loss, especially while on a low-carb diet. It slows the release of glucose (sugar) into your bloodstream, thus stabilizing blood sugar levels and keeping your appetite (and sugar cravings) at bay. That’s why tracking net carbs (grams of carbs minus dietary fiber and sugar alcohols) can be especially helpful when meal planning.
Apply this strategy to breakfast, and you’ll set yourself up for success throughout the day. These five breakfasts have plenty of veggies and fiber to help you meet your goals and are low in net carbs.