The Surprising Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Morning Meal

Breakfast Foods That You Should Start Shying Away From

Breakfast has and always will be the most important meal of the day. It’s the very first thing your body receives after what we hope was a good night’s sleep.

Breakfast fuels you to start the day right and leads you to a great start of the day. Unfortunately, getting caught up with the hype of new wave diets and trendy food sometimes leads us to sabotaging our own stomachs first thing in the morning.

It is high time that we demolish those preconceptions of breakfast that you have stored away as fact.

Here is a list of foods that you should not include in your morning feast.

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Low- or no-fiber cereals

Cereal that is high in carbohydrates and sugar and low in fiber will cause your blood sugar to spike, then quickly drop—which can lead to mid-morning cravings and moodiness. Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, RD, author of The Pinterest Diet, recommends choosing cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Boost the fiber further by adding berries, a sprinkle of wheat germ or flaxseed, or sliced almonds.

Breakfast bars

“Most are loaded with sugar and have little to no protein and fiber,” says Rania Batayneh, MPH, author of The One-One-One Diet. She recommends looking for those that combine protein, fiber, and healthy fats such as KIND bars, many of which have fewer than 5 grams of sugar and at least 5 grams of protein.

A cup of non-fat yogurt

It’s not a knock against dairy; this is a case of a too-small morning meal. “I see many people who eat too little for breakfast” and then are ravenous by mid-morning, says Batayneh. Depending on your weight and activity levels, she recommends a calorie range of 250 to 400. So to your yogurt, add a small bowl of oatmeal, for example, to make a more complete and energy-boosting meal

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