A few years ago I got into a modified version of Tim Ferriss’s Four Hour Body “Slow Carb” diet. The “Slow Carb” diet is based on getting rid of white carbohydrates like bread, rice, potatoes and sugar. While there are a lot of things in Ferriss’s book that I didn’t try, such as supplements, one of the most valuable take-aways from me was how a high-protein, low-sugar breakfast set a good tone for the rest of the day. Not having your blood sugar spike first thing in the morning does a lot to keep you from getting even hungrier after breakfast. And from my experience, this kind of diet can be helpful if you’re trying to get lean. Broccoli, Eggs and Salsa

So, this post is more of a framework than a recipe. The idea is that you have vegetables and a lean protein, for example, left over steamed broccoli topped with two poached eggs and salsa. It could just as easily be scrambled eggs with greens, pick whatever you want to plug in. Lentils are another great protein source. (See Poached Eggs with Lentils and Kale for another example).

It’s not glamorous, but keeping bags of frozen veggies handy can make this a very practical approach.

Another valuable resource on this quest: How to Poach Eggs in the Microwave.


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