Shape Magazine covers the Chaffle

This pic is not a chaffle

I was never a big waffle fan. I was never a big pancake fan either. Breakfast always seemed like a waste of time to me. But, for people who love it you need that low carb alternative to help break the sugar/carbohydrate addiction. So, enter the Chaffle. It’s a Frankenstein of a creation made primarily from mozzarella cheese and eggs. I think you’d be better off just eating the eggs and maybe some bacon but if you need a Chaffle to get by more power to you!

Enter the cheese waffle aka “chaffle,” a keto-friendly waffle alternative made with eggs and cheese. They’re a satisfying alternative and they’re simple to make, which, LBH, isn’t true of all keto recipe swaps.

For real, you won’t need a stockpile of specialty keto ingredients to make chaffles. At its most basic, a chaffle is simply a combination of eggs and mozzarella cheese.

Turns out breakfast is not the most important meal of the day.


If you’re trying to lose weight it seems that breakfast hurts way more than it helps.

As the quality of the included studies was mostly low, the findings should be interpreted with caution. Currently, the available evidence does not support modification of diets in adults to include the consumption of breakfast as a good strategy to lose weight. We also found that overall, modifying diets to include breakfast consumption was associated with an increase in total daily calories. While breakfast has been advocated as the most important meal of the day in the media since 1917 there is a paucity of evidence to support breakfast consumption as a strategy to achieve weight loss, including in adults with overweight or obesity. Although eating breakfast regularly could have other important effects, such as improved concentration and attentiveness levels in childhood, caution is needed when recommending breakfast for weight loss in adults, as it could have the opposite effect.

Burn more fat by exercising before breakfast (also… don’t eat breakfast)


The part in the parenthesis in my headline is my editorial and not part of the study. This is something I’ve been doing for between 10 to 15 years. I only started working out on a regular basis in my late 30’s early 40’s (I’m too old now and don’t remember when I started) but I’ve been eating primarily one meal a day for longer than that. I’m guessing this also contributed to my ability to maintain a steady weight for so long.

Over the six-week trial, the scientists found that the muscles from the group who exercised before breakfast were more responsive to insulin compared to the group who exercised after breakfast, in spite of identical training sessions and matched food intake. The muscles from those who exercised before breakfast also showed greater increases in key proteins, specifically those involved in transporting glucose from the bloodstream to the muscles.

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