Posted on April 29, 2019 by Jenny Cromack

In the pursuit of a lean, Summer body I’ve experimenting with different dieting methods to help lose a few pounds. I’ve settled on reducing carbs whilst keeping protein above 1.5g per pound of body weight, and maintaining fats around 70-80 grams a day, so I thought I’d share my cracking low carb breakfast with you.

Now, what I will admit is that whilst reducing carbs can be an effective method of creating a caloric deficit, there are a few downsides to it. Once carbs are dropped below a certain level there is a noticeable drop in strength and energy levels, especially if you save carbs till after you’ve trained. People can also suffer a dip in general mood and increased irritability until they have adjusted so start with a slight reduction and slowly drop it rather than jumping in at the deep end and cutting them completely. With that being said, here’s a cracking low carb breakfast that’s high in protein but low on the calories.

The Low Carb Breakfast


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tin of tuna, preferably in brine not oil
  • 1 onion
  • fresh herbs (anything to add flavour – rosemary, coriander, basil etc)
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Splash of milk
  1. Drain the tuna completely, add some oil to the pan then begin to fry the tuna on a medium heat. Season with the salt and pepper.
  2. Add the diced onion and fresh herbs then cook for a few minutes until the flavour of the herbs is released.
  3. Whisk the eggs and milk together then pour over the top and reduce the heat.
  4. Slowly cook until the top looks completely cooked and resembles an omelette – you can always brown or finish off the cooking under the grill.
  5. As an alternative, you can also scramble the eggs if you prefer.


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