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We all know that starting your day off with a healthy breakfast is important for keeping energy levels stable, concentration sharp and hunger at bay. When following a special diet, like a low-carb diet for weight loss, it becomes even more important to eat a healthy breakfast and to be strategic about the foods you’re choosing. Going low-carb can have its benefits, but only if you’re not going too low in carbs and are making sure to get enough of other important nutrients, like protein (read more on this below). These high-protein, low-carb breakfasts set you up for healthy eating success so you’ll feel your best while losing weight.

Are Carbs Bad for You?

The simple answer is no. Complex carbohydrates, like whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables, are full of important nutrients and provide the majority of fiber in the diet.  Fiber is great for weight loss because it helps to keep you feeling full and satisfied after meals, which is why you don’t want to eat too few carbs. At EatingWell, we recommend that on a low-carb diet you get about 40 percent of your calories from carbs, or at least 120 grams of carbs total per day. This is a healthier approach to low-carb eating than what the keto and Whole30 diets suggest and, in general, it’s more doable than trying to stick to a super-restrictive low-carb diet.