Breakfast. To eat or not to eat. While there is scientific evidence to suggest that fasting may be beneficial for body composition, many people still want to enjoy breakfast. If that is you, here are 10 breakfast foods to avoid.
I’m sure you have already heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
While intermittent fasting has been on the rise and scientific research has shown big benefits for better body composition, many researchers suggest that skipping breakfast ultimately leads to weight gain by making poor food choices later in the day.
If you are someone who loves and enjoys breakfast, there are several foods that you should avoid if you want to lose fat or maintain good body composition.
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With that being said, here are 10 popular breakfast foods you should avoid for fat loss.
Breakfast Food Killer #1 Cereal
Cereals were actually invented due to religious beliefs of John Kellogg. The Seventh Day Adventist church believed in abstaining from meat and that's when an alternative such as cereal was born.
The problem with cereal is that they are full of refined sugars and carbohydrates derived from corn.
The only exception for eating cereal is to find ones that are derived from rice and can be eaten in the afternoon an hour after a workout.
Here's a great example of a cereal that is healthy and can fit into anyone's diet
Breakfast Food Killer #2 Bagels
Bagels are full of carbohydrates, fats, oils and calories that will add inches to your waste line.
Eating a bagel with butter is even worse because carbohydrates should not be eaten with healthy fats such as butter.
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Breakfast Food Killer #3 Muffins
Muffins are full of sugar and carbohydrates that wreaks havoc on your quest to lose fat.
The other bad thing about muffins is the added trans fat!
Breakfast Food Killer #4 Toast
Bread is a fat loss killer full of processed carbohydrates. Just like bagels, adding butter or jam only adds calories that your body does not need and ruins fat loss.
Breakfast Food Killer #5 Instant Oatmeal
There is nothing wrong with oatmeal like steel cut rolled oats. Instant oats are made with groats and whole rolled oats with added sugars.
Breakfast Food Killer #6 Granola Bars
Many people have been deceived into thinking that granola is a "health" food.
Granola has added fats and oils, including soybean, corn, safflower, sunflower, and canola oils.
It's refined vegetable oils like these, which are high in omega-6 fats and prevalent in processed foods.
Breakfast Food Killer #7 Orange Juice (Fruit Juices)
Orange juice or any other fruit juice is very high in sugar. You might as well and drink a soda or coke.
These are considered sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB), a category that also includes sodas. SSB have been linked to weight gain, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and dental caries (i.e., cavities).
Breakfast Food Killer #8 Fruit Flavored Yogurt
Dairy consumption actually improves body composition. Yogurt is not a bad food unless you get the ones that have the sugary fruit in the bottom.
The added sugar negatively impacts the health risks for obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease.
The next time you go out and buy yogurt get the plain ones and add stevia with fresh blueberries.
Breakfast Food Killer #9 Pancakes
Pancakes are a favorite breakfast item but are full refined flours, added sugars, and poor-quality vegetable oils.
Add a slab of margarine and syrup and you are in BIG trouble.
If you still want to eat your pancakes, here is a healthy apple/oatmeal recipe that's delicious!
Breakfast Food Killer #10 Hash Browns
Despite potatoes being a healthy choice of foods, hash browns are full of vegetable oils and unhealthy fats.
The take home message is that if you must eat breakfast eat foods that are high in protein and fats such as:
- Mixed Nuts
- Greek Yogurts
- MCT Oils
- Cottage Cheese (without the fruit)
- Nut Butters (preferably Almond or Cashew Butters)
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Now that you know what not to eat for fat loss, you need a plan showing you step by step on how to achieve permanent results.
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