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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eating These 10 Foods for Breakfast Will Make You Hungry and Grouchy

When they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they are right. Starting off the day with a healthy breakfast gets your metabolism going and helps promote weight maintenance and weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. It also affects how you perform both physically and mentally. But only if you eat healthy.

Why you should avoid these 10 breakfast food habits

  1. High-carb/high sugar cereals - eating foods with protein and fiber in the morning keeps your appetite in check the rest of the day. Eating high-carb/high sugar cereal will only leave you with mid-morning cravings.
  2. Breakfast bars - breakfast bars are often loaded with sugar, which means you're going to get the same sugar spikes and drops, leaving you hungry. Again.
  3. Yogurt - yogurt is good for you, but just one cup of non-fat yogurt is not going to do the trick. It just doesn't have enough fiber and protein to prevent mid-morning hunger.
  4. Orange juice - again, orange juice can be good for you but alone is not enough to give you enough nutrients, fiber and protein to start the day.
  5. Special coffees - avoid the habit of running out the door and grabbing a carmel machiatta mocha double special coffee. They are full of sugar and will only give you energy, not nutritional substance.
  6. Doughnuts - oh man, who doesn't like doughnuts?! But not for breakfast every day. They are full of calories and sugar and will leave you hungry by mid-morning.
  7. Muffins - muffins, too, can be full of calories and sugar -- up to 800 calories! Balance this by eating only half a muffin along with low-fat yogurt.
  8. Bagels - most bagels are topped with cream cheese. Did you know eating a bagel is like eating four slices of bread? Try a whole wheat bagel topped with peanut butter.
  9. Bacon/sausage - bacon and sausage is OK on occasion, but remember these meats are processed food, which means they are full of preservatives, fats and sugar. According to researchers at Harvard, every 1.8 ounces of processed meat raises your heart disease risk by 42 percent.
  10. No breakfast at all - this won't work. In fact, eating something is better than eating nothing.

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