So previously in episode 1 of the caveman diet series, I spoke about what it might require of you to handle sticking to the paleo diet when eating with friends and family, specifically when dealing with food cooked for you by them. I touched on issues like pasta and bread and how refusing certain foods might come across the wrong way to some people. I’ve encountered this more times than I can count now, and it really doesn’t change. The only “tolerance” I’ve found is when people start to expect you to say no, and so simply don’t offer you the food they prepare for themselves. I consider this a good compromise between the stress of having to say no to someone, and then respecting your choices in food.
It’s not as bad as that may sound though, you just have to deal with some interesting reactions every now and then is all! Some people have asked me why, and that’s an easy question to answer when you understand the theory of why the paleo diet is as awesome as it is. Most people however ask me how, how I keep to the diet, how i dont treat the diet as a fad or quick fix, and how they can get started applying the diet to their own life. An interesting, though not so surprising point of interest is the caveman diet’s complete unacceptance of grains, and that means bread. As you are more than likely well aware, it isn’t rocket science to work out that bread isn’t a healthy food. People though, aren’t sure or rather, aware of just how bad grains and bread are for the body. That was discussed in a previous post, but I’ll discuss the issue of grain in depth in future posts.
For this episode of the caveman diet series of posts, I’ll touch on what it takes to make an awesome caveman diet breakfast that will give you sufficient amounts of nutrients with a nice dose of calories to keep you going.
Caveman Diet Breakfast: Easy, Cheap and Resourceful
What makes a great breakfast? Well, according to Tim Ferriss, you should eat 30grams of protein within 30-60 minutes of waking up. Why? Because your body will ramp up its metabolism and in doing so spike fat burning. The concept is part of Tim’s complete fascination with making the body as efficient as possible with the least amount of required effort. Think of it as a minimum effective dose to produce a notable change in your body. Simple, really. If you are interested in more Tim Ferriss, you should check out his book “The 4 Hour Body”, click here for more information!
With Tim’s 30 gram as soon as waking requirement as a big basis for our super caveman diet breakfast, we are going to use eggs. We are going to overshoot the requirement to insure that our bodies get what they need. For caloric density, I have spoken about using small amounts of legumes for their high calorie numbers. This is frowned upon, and ultimately I’d recommend not eating legumes ever. I experimented adding beans to the meal to see what sort of benefit they would have to the meal. I will discover what is required to increase caloric density and add it the recipe, that will require another post.
- Eggs: I usually use 3
- Vegetables: Broccoli, carrots, zuchinnis etc. Caulliflower is good too.
- Spinach: Heaps of spinach. Possibly one of the worlds best wonder foods, with excellent minerals and vitamins.
How to prepare:
- Blend eggs in a bowl
- Mix in ingredients
How to cook:
- You are basically cooking an omellette, sans the milk.
- Add some salt and pepper to the mix to taste.
I usually just cook the mixture with a lid on top of the pan, and cook until it’s a nice thick meal all on it’s own. There is quite a nice dose of protein with a decent amount of calories from the vegetables. It is super low carb and will make you feel full too. Add something like tobasco to the top to give it some bite!
I hope you find this quick paleo breakfast recipe as awesome and convinient as I do!