Fat Furnace Egg Scramble

Fat Burning Breakfast Recipe: Easy Egg Scramble

Breakfast is a big deal. It sets you up for the day on the right foot. But not all breakfasts are created equal. Some may fail you within hours and leave you craving a doughnut and others can turn on your fat burning furnace and keep you energized and full through the entire morning.

Fat Burning Breakfast Recipe: Easy Egg Scramble

I’ve never been a fan of focusing on what you can’t do.

When I realized this little pain in my hip was not just going to go away by continuing to marathon train on top of it, I realized I had to stop running…for now. And telling a runner they can’t run  is like telling a smoker to stop. It’s hard! I spent a week in hiding with low energy and pretty depressed (in case you’ve been wondering where I’ve been).

After a week of wallowing, I decided that not running 30-40 miles a week was going to take a toll on my lifestyle, but it didn’t have to be for the worse. I could actually use this as an opportunity to be like a normal person. Running a ton allows you to eat a ton — part of why I like it so much. Now my diet is going to need to change.

If I can’t run to lose weight, I’m going to have to eat to lose weight.

After my last marathon I planned a few recovery celebrations and it turned out there a few ponds here I’d like to see gone. For good.  I’m not saying I’m fat, I’m just saying I am left for some room for improvement. My plan now is to spend the rest of this year building a stronger body without running. We’re talking low impact cardio, weights and shorter more intense HIIT workouts. Next year, I can take the leaner, stronger and injury free body, and train for a great race in the Spring.

So I started to think about food a little differently. I’ve always looked at foods as fuel. What can I eat to power a strong run? Now I’m starting to look at food in terms of efficiency. What can I eat to feel full and satisfied but not overdue it? What can I eat to leverage my body’s own fat furnace?

And my Fat Furnace program was born.

Essentially, I identified 24 Fundamental Fat Burning foods and organized them based on their macronutrient profile. I created 12 meal plans based on total volume (kinda like caloires) and macronutrient composition based on your workout for the day.

Fat Furnace Tracker Test

I won’t go into a ton of detail here, because trust me, there is more to come in the next few weeks/months as I get this beast ready to launch. It’s being tested this week and I’ll continue to refine it until I think it’s ready for a larger group. But so far, so good. I lost a lot of weight just the first week of testing and there is already a visible improvement in my butt (I’m not kidding), so I can’t wait to see what happens to the rest of my guinea pigs over the next few weeks! I’ve you’d like to be one, shoot me an email.

Fat Burning Breakfast Recipe: Easy Egg Scramble

The program will let you build your own menu plans following the Fat Furnace guidelines, or follow simple recipes…just like this one.

Fat Furnace Egg Scramble

This Easy Egg Scramble would be the breakfast of a day where your exercise had a muscle building/strength component. These days are designed to include more healthy carbs to fuel a tough workout and protein for recovery. These days are naturally lower in fat, but high in satiating protein and fiber.

Fat Burning Easy Egg Scramble Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw Spinach, chopped
  • 10 Cherry Tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 Cup Black Beans
  • Salt, Pepper, Cayenne to taste

Directions: Coat a small pan with spray oil and heat for 1 minute. Add spinach and tomatoes and cook for 1-2 minutes, until soft. Add egg and mix to scramble. Add beans and cook until egg is solid. Season and serve!

*While this is a stovetop breakfast, it literally takes 5 minutes to pull together. 

Nutrition: This is the volume based on the moderate level and is a part of a full day plan. Higher volumes would have more beans and potentially added oil. Regardless of volume, you could add unlimited veggies to make the portion larger. This exact recipe has 250 incredibly efficient calories, 6g fat, 19g protein and 12g fiber.

Fat Furnace Eggs

Stay tuned for more fat burning recipes as I build out and test all the Fat Furnace program!

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  • Lauren Autenrieth

    Is love to be a Guinea pig for the program!

  • Caroline Collins

    Hi! I can’t seem to get an email through to you so just thought I’d comment instead.? If you need more fat furnace Guinea pigs, I am in!! I am a fellow nutrition obsessed runner and sports enthusiast and love your blog, meal plans, and website! Count me in if you need more. Thx!! Caroline

    • Teresa

      You are so awesome Caroline!! Thank you so much for such a nice comment and I’ll be sending you some more info directly to your email in a few minutes. Yay!

  • Amanda

    If you are looking for more people, I’d love to help out. I just started running in the last year and I’m at 210lbs, and I can’t seem to get any of it off…as try as I might!!

  • Lynsey

    Definitely interested in more of this! I’m also interested to be an extra guinea pig if needed! Although does it make much difference to take out the tomatoes since I don’t like them? What should I replace them with?

  • Liz

    This sounds so interesting, Teresa. I can’t wait to hear more! Will you be sharing your workout schedule and routines on the blog, too? I’m always on the lookout for low-impact, challenging workouts. (I love how you redirected your focus upon learning about your temporary roadblock/injury into such a positive endeavor and one that could help others, as well!)

    • Teresa

      Thank you thank you thank you Liz! I appreciate your positive words so much! I will definitely include workouts in the program. They will be Tabata/HIIT style. I like those efficient workouts! In the 21-Day Clean and Colorful Challenge I just announced, it includes my 21-Day Fitness Challenge with is a great plan as well! You should check it out. And this month’s Tabatta challenge is a killer also!