The Worst Breakfast Habits for Your Waistline
Eating only simple carbohydrates
"Foods made from refined carbohydrates use grains that have been stripped of their beneficial vitamins and minerals like iron and B vitamins. This makes them calorically dense and offers only empty calories," says Trista Best, MPH, RD, LD.
Eating a sugary breakfast
"Eating a sugar breakfast will lead to a spike and crash in blood sugar which can lead to increased hunger and overeating later in the day," says Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN at A Taste of Health and expert at Testing.com.
"Skipping breakfast is one of the worst things you can do, as it often sets you up to be hungrier later," says Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD. "While many people think they are saving on calories, the truth is, many end up eating more calories later in the day."
Not adding protein
"Only grabbing a carbohydrate at breakfast can leave your blood sugar plummeting a few hours later," says Goodson. "While foods like bananas and bagels are good for you, if you eat them by themselves at breakfast, you are likely to overeat at lunch because you feel so hungry."
Eating too quickly
"Your brain does not show that you are full until 15 to 20 minutes after you start eating," says Shannon Henry, RD with EZCare Clinic. "If you eat your food within 10 minutes or less, you may end up eating more than you need."
Swipe up for healthier breakfast habits!