Yogurt can be deceiving. 1
It is loaded with protein but artificially flavored yogurts can have too much sugar. Go for a healthy, plain variety with probiotics that are good for your stomach. However, you will also need to eat something like a bowl of oats to keep you fuller longer. A small cup of yogurt isn't enough to leave you completely satisfied.
Some granola bars are wolves in sheep's clothing. 2
Most granola bars are high in sugar, low in fiber, and have little to no protein. Read nutrition labels carefully or make your own before choosing this quick fix.
All oatmeals aren't created equal. 3
Instant oatmeal can be full of unhealthy additives that can affect your blood sugar levels. Stick to steel-cut oats or rolled oats to take advantage of the high fiber content of this staple breakfast food. They take longer to cook, but a quick and delicious overnight oats recipe won't make you miss the instant stuff.
Avoid fruit juices. 5
Even natural options are too high in sugar and can have a negative effect on your insulin levels.
Mangoes and pineapples are high in sugar and carbohydrates. 6
That is not an ideal combination in the morning. Eat them in moderation if you are trying to lose weight.
Traditional pancakes are a no-go. 7
They are made with refined flour and are usually accompanied by syrups that are loaded with sugar, which won't do your body any favors.
Waffles are just as unhealthy. 8
They are made with the same ingredients as pancakes and are often paired with the same sugary toppings. Boxed options are even worse, since they contain preservatives.
Avoid processed carbs altogether. 9
Trade white bread, biscuits, and bagels for whole-grain alternatives that won't have a negative impact on your blood sugar levels.
Skip packaged smoothies. 11
Many options that you can buy at the grocery store are loaded with sugar and high in fat. Read labels carefully before you buy or make your own at home.
Say bye to muffins. 12
They are calorie bombs that can throw off your entire day and can be full of, you guessed it, sugar. Treat them like dessert and enjoy them in moderation.
Scones are in the same boat with muffins. 13
Pairing them with a fruit jam increases the calorie count of this sugary breakfast pastry.
Donuts are also a giant waste of calories. 14
The combination of refined carbs, sugar, and oil put this option at the bottom of the list of healthy breakfast options.
Bacon and sausage can be detrimental. 15
The processed meats can contain harmful chemicals and have been linked to heart disease and high blood pressure.