BREAK-THE-FAST RIGHT! The Best & Worse Breakfasts

The word “breakfast” literally means breaking the fast. After not eating for hours during the night, your first meal of the day breaks the fast, raises your blood sugar, and revs your metabolism. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and the most neglected. Whether people skip it or just choose poorly, most people are not getting the nutrition they need to feel good throughout the day.

Breakfast is necessary to wake your body up. You can try using coffee to fake your system out, but coffee doesn’t fuel your body like food does and it will eventually let you down.

So, now that you know how important breakfast is, here are the best and worse breakfasts, along with a few tips to boot!

TOP WORSE BREAKFASTS 

Top 5 Fattening Sweet

  1. Donuts
  2. Danishes
  3. Cinnamon rolls
  4. Pancakes, waffles and French Toast (made with oil, butter and syrup)
  5. Deceiving Muffins, Coffee Cakes & Scones (although fat in muffins r better than the fat in donuts)

Top 5 Fattening Salty

  1. Sausage
  2. Bacon
  3. Eggs with yolks (restaurants also cook them in loads of oil)
  4. Hashbrowns and Tatar Tots
  5. Omelets with real egg and cheese (and lots of oil)

Top 5 Sugary Prepackaged Breakfasts

  1. Cereal
  2. Pop Tarts
  3. Taster Strudel
  4. Cereal Bars
  5. Granola (high in fat & sugar – better used as a yogurt topping)

COMING UP on Motivation Monday:
Men’s Fitness‘ Top 5 Worse Restaurant Breakfast Food 

I’ll be unveiling the top worse Restaurant breakfast food on my Monday Radio Show. Here are some hints:

  1. What Denny’s Meal has Over 1,160 and nearly 3,000mg sodium?
  2. What IHOP meal looks healthier than it is – with 920 calories & 70gm of fat?
  3. Which Hardee’s Monster Biscuit has a days worth of sodium AND fat in one sandwich!?
  4. Which McDonald’s sandwich do you want to avoid the most?
  5. What Sonic Breakfast Sandwich with Sausage has 51gm of fat?

We’ll post the Ustream footage after it airs from 7AM-8AM Monday on WTTB 1490 right here! Listen LIVE or on Ustream!

OR subscribe to The SideLine Radio UStream to be the first to be notified when it’s LIVE!

BEST & WORST fromNutrition Action:

Burger King the WORST breakfast fast food joint and
Einstein Bagels the BEST for serving 300 calorie bagel thin sandwiches & low fat cream cheese. Also, Einstein bagel’s cream cheese is double whipped which means it has ¼ less fat in them. 8 of the 11 flavors have HALF the fat of regular cream cheese, yet they don’t label them light or low fat.

BEST BREAKFASTS

Top 5 GOOD Breakfast Food

  1. Dairy – yogurt & milk
  2. Whole Grains – oatmeal, whole grain, high fiber, low-sugar cereal, whole grain toast
  3. Egg Beaters, Egg Whites or Eggs with fewer yolks
  4. Ham steak and Turkey Sausage instead of Bacon
  5. Fruit

Skipping Breakfast Quadruples Your Chances of Obesity

4 Reasons Why: 

  1. Breakfast fuels your body.
  2. Breakfast increases your metabolism.
  3. Breakfast keeps you sharp. (Have a good breakfast on big days, like test days & big meetings)
  4. Breakfast prevents overeating at lunchtime.

 See all 18 Worse Breakfasts Featured in Men’s Fitness Magazine

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About Bonnie Pfiester

Fitness Columnist and Lifestyle Coach, Resident Trainer for Designer Whey, Fitness Advisor for FitStudio, powered by Sears, FitFluential Ambassador and Owner of Max Fitness Club, home of BCx Boot Camp in Vero Beach, Florida.

Posted on March 30, 2013, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, PFOODIE and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’m just happy to get my high school aged daughter to eat a poptart and have a glass of milk in the morning. I know it’s not the best but it’s better than no breakfast.
    She eats fresh fruit everyday so I think we are ok with the less than optimal breakfast.

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