Recipe – Low Carb – Yummy Lunch

Quick and easy and nutritious! It’s what’s for lunch!

Serves 1
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes

3 eggs
1 tsp chili paste
Couple shakes hot sauce
2 tsp Coconut oil
5 stalks asparagus
2 Tbs shaved Parmesan
* Omit the hot stuff if you want, but boy does it amp it up a bit! 🙂
**Dukaners add oat bran or flaxseed meal to egg mixture to get your fiber in.

Salami – read the label!!

Heat oil in pan on medium. Toss asparagus in. Stir. Cook 2 minutes. While asparagus cooking whip eggs in bowl. Stir chili paste into eggs, whip well add to asparagus. Covering the bottom of the pan. Put the lid on for 90 seconds.
Take lid off, shake some hot sauce on and add Parmesan on top. Cook another 30-60 seconds.
Plate the salami the the omelet & Enjoy!


9 thoughts on “Recipe – Low Carb – Yummy Lunch

  1. Started to read the Dukan book. Questions… Carbs are energy, how when you are eating pure protien and training hard for a race, maintain energy? As I ramp up my miles for the 10K, I find I am so hungry and at times low energy ( I have been doing more like Paleo, but with some carbs)
    I think when the race is done, I am going to concentrate on diet, I have about 12 lbs to go to be at my true weight.

    • Great question, Cindy! Well, we are led to believe that carbs are our energy source, when in fact we get energy from fat and protein, as well. I learned to run while eating Dukan. There are some articles out there that talk about training, endurance and running on a higher protein diet, I’ll look them up and post them.
      I’ve personally noticed on pure protein days I run faster, but at this point my body has adapted to using fat for energy (thank you body)!
      The Paleo camp says that if you think about it, the cavemen had to run frequently (from predators) and there wasn’t a simple carb around to give them energy 🙂 Their carb source was typically complex in root veggies and other plants.

      • Just to note the body has a ‘preference’ for burning carbs for energy (glucose) the body is infinitely capable, although not preferential about burning fat (lipids) as a fuel source….it can and does learn this! Cindy one thing to note about working out heavily while cutting back carbs (I think) is to begin slowly. The body can and will adapt, but I do think if you go from a rather typical amount of carbs to a say, < 100 grams/day the body gets thrown into a tailspin and energy levels sag. OR if you want those more rapid results typical of a steep drop in carbs, don't make the change while you're training. Dukan advocates only 30 minutes walking a day…and that is a suggestion, not a mandate. If you do dukan, 12 pounds will not take too long to shred 🙂

    • p.s. in regard to hunger… Since going high protein and low carb last year, it is rare for me to actually experience hunger. Carbs from wheat and sugars are the main triggers and since I eliminated them I eliminated hunger 🙂

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