Breakfast can be treacherous if you choose the wrong foods. Pay attention to these 6common mistakes that can sabotage your purpose of caring for your figure.
Squeezing fruit instead of eating it whole. “It is better to drink a glass of water and eat the orange: the whole fruit provides fiber, which fills you up and helps reduce hunger until lunch,” says Dr. Lisa Davis, vice president of scientific and medical affairs of Shape Magazine .
Eating Bagels. Calories in one of these breads may amount to eating about 5 slices of bread! The alternative recommended by Lisa Young, dietitian and author of The Portion Teller Plan , in the journal Women’s Health , is a slice of whole grain toast with natural peanut butter.
Sugary cereals. Eating popular sugary cereal at breakfast will spike your blood sugar levels up tremendously and end with a sharp decline in energy known as “crashing” at mid-morning .
Coffee Upgrades. “What you add to your “cup of joe” will eventual add inches and pounds to your waist” warns Dr. Davis from Shape Magazine . Avoid turning your coffee into a major calorie bomb by avoiding sugar, whipped cream, flavored syrups and versions half-and-half (half cream, half milk).
Yogurt with fruit jam. The extra sugar small cup of fruit filled yogurt can sabotage your weight loss goals in a big way. It’s best to eat plain low-fat plain yogurt and add your own fruit to it.
White instead of Whole Grain bread. When you choose to eat white bread (biscuits, croissants, toast,etc) you are sacrificing vital nutrients and fiber. Whole grains provide a sustainable source of energy and satisfy your hunger longer because they digest slowly than white bread.
So tell me, what do you eat for breakfast each morning?