A healthy breakfast helps get you started on the right track for the day. What you eat first thing in the morning has a major effect on your metabolism and health. But some of the food you eat in the morning can have a negative outcome on your metabolism and can lead to health problems. Here’s what you should avoid eating for breakfast and some better alternatives.
Sugary Cereals and Plain Bagels
These high-carb foods are low in fiber, which slows blood glucose response, helping you feel full. They can also create blood sugar spikes and crashes that can cause weight gain and cravings. Instead, go for whole grains high in fiber like quinoa, whole-grain toast with nut butter or smoked salmon, or overnight oats.
Pancakes and Waffles with Refined Grains
You can still have pancakes and waffles, but instead of packaged versions that are high in refined carbs, sugar, and preservatives, get whole-grain versions. Make sure you include protein by pairing cottage cheese or eggs with your pancakes or waffles.
Muffins and Donuts
These tasty desserts are loaded with sugar, refined carbs, and saturated fat. This skyrockets your blood glucose and excess sugar can lead to weight gain and inflammation. If you don’t have time to sit down for a meal, grab something high in fiber like yogurt with fruits and nuts, overnight oats, or smoothies.