Breakfast is pretty important—we all have had this drilled into our heads by now, right? But some studies suggest that this a.m. meal may not be necessary to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Don’t get us wrong, that doesn’t mean skipping out on your first meal is a healthy habit!
Consuming a high-quality breakfast can help you start the day off right. It can provide you with lasting energy to fuel your day and curb those cravings. But to do that we suggest you avoid these no-good-for-you-for-breakfast foods:
Juices/Juicing: Sure, these drinks are low in calories, rich in myriad vitamins and antioxidants, but they definitely aren’t the best way to start off your days. Most options lack filling fiber and often pack in more natural sugar than a cola! And some research reported states that fruit juice was linked with increased risk for diabetes.
Egg Sandwiches: We know, these guys are delicious, but not so good for you either. A popular breakfast choice (McDonald’s anyone?), a fried egg, ham and cheese on a toasted bagel or English muffin, packs about 300-400 calories with low quality carbs and protein. They also fall short of the recommended 25 to 30 grams of protein
“Whole grain” or “High Fiber” cold Cereals: Don’t let the boxes fool you! Studies from Harvard published in Public Health Nutrition suggests the whole-grain claims may show that the food is actually rich in sugar, sodium and higher in calories.
No breakfast at all: We’ve all done this, don’t lie. Skipping breakfast is one of the worst things you can do to your body. And while research has shown that’s it’s not necessary if you’re trying to trim your waistline, others prove otherwise. The largest sample of successful dieters reported 78 percent ate breakfast every day. One other study found that breakfast eaters burned 400 more calories throughout the day, which proves that breakfast can help boost your energy.