Whoever came up with the idea of the omelette is an absolute genius! Think about it for a second, all you have to do is fry a few eggs, add some extras, and voila: you have a great tasting breakfast! The reason that I deem the inventor as a genius is because it is such a great tool for losing weight. I will continue to explain to you the reasons backing my statement of their role in weight loss.
Lets begin with the base ingredient in this breakfast: eggs. Eggs are very high in protein for their relatively small size, and they also contain omega 3 fatty acids. A more in depth analysis of the benefits of these acids can be read at But I Thought All Fats Were Bad For You. A fair size for an omelette would be 2 large eggs; within those two eggs you will be consuming 12 grams of protein, 0.2 grams of omega 3 fatty acids, and only 2 grams of carbohydrates. Ask anybody who knows anything about nutrition and they will tell you that these numbers are proof as to why eggs are so sought upon by dieters for breakfast.
You can also add nearly anything to the base eggs to create a great tasting omelette; however, following the goals of this website, the additives must help you lose weight. Below are a list of the most popular omelette additives; to make it onto this list they must also be at least slightly geared towards weight loss.
You can also give your omelette the final touch by sprinkling a tiny pinch of a spice or two in there. Many people tend to use a pinch of both salt and pepper in there, but you can definitely use any spice that pleases you.
It is easy to go overboard with the amount of toppings that you add; but you must always keep in mind that the toppings must be kept to a minimum to maintain the nutritional value of the omelette and its role in weight loss.
For instance, a person may love cheese, and have a desire to add it to their omelette. By going overboard with the amount of cheese that they add, they could nearly double or triple the original amount of calories that were in the omelette. This would ruin the omelettes weight loss value because, although they would still be consuming a lot of protein and omega 3 fatty acids, they would be taking in enough calories for two breakfasts!
It is fine to go crazy with you omelette and design it to please your individual taste buds; however, it is important to remember that the main goal of the breakfast is to create a great tasting meal that helps you to lose weight, while still remaining inside of the caloric budget that you have set for yourself.