Are You Having the Wrong Breakfast

Mar 11, 2014

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    The Wrong Breakfast

    Yes, there is a wrong breakfast! Do you often feel that after eating in the mornings, you end up feeling much hungrier than if you had not eaten at all? It is because you are eating the wrong breakfast. Here are some most common breakfast mistakes that you should avoid in order to have a wholesome and healthy meal. After all, it is the most important meal of the day. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You are Not Taking Enough Protein

    Yes, a bowl of cereal with milk is a good option for breakfast. But do you slurp down all the milk from the bowl? One cup of milk provides eight grams of protein but when you don’t consume the whole cup, you do not get enough protein. You can add extra protein to your breakfast with hard-boiled eggs, whole-grain toast and just a tiny smear of peanut butter. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You are Juicing Your Fruit

    Juicing your fruit in blender causes the fruit to lose most of its vitamins, minerals and fibre. Have your fruit whole instead. You can have it with a glass of water. This will also save a lot of calories. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You are Consuming Too Little Fibre

    Fibre keeps you feeling fuller for long. Include at least five grams of fibre in your breakfast and its amount should always be more than that of sugar. For extra fibre, add chia or flax seeds. If you choose the latter, make sure to grind the seeds first, or else you won't absorb their nutritional benefits. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Eating Whatever You Wish To

    If you think that eating oily paranthas and waffles after a long gap of fasting is justified, well, you are wrong. It is a myth that this kind of indulgence won’t cause weight gain. Eating whatever you want cannot help you escape from those extra calories. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Avoiding All the Fat

    If you are eating a meal with no fat at all, you will feel hungry within an hour of eating. Replace your no-fat yogurt with 2 percent-fat yogurt or add some nuts to prevent hunger pangs. In terms of fat, a little goes a long way; more isn’t better. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Taking Too Much Caffeine

    Monitor your caffeine intake- avoid multiple cups of coffee. One cup of coffee or tea is enough to boost your mood and metabolism. Too much caffeine can cause sleep deprivation and coffee add-ons can reflect on your body in a bad way. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Not Taking Enough Food

    A piece of fruit (though rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals) is not enough for breakfast. Sit down and mindfully consume 300-400 calories to feel satisfied. These extra calories will keep you from overeating. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Treating Yourself

    Chocolate pancakes, muffins and mayo sandwiches are up to your liking but are a bad breakfast option. They cause regular sugar spikes which in turn induce various health issues. Have a fist full of nuts, a bowl of cereal, and a whole fruit instead. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You’re Eating Breakfast Too Late

    Eat your breakfast within an hour of waking up, if possible. The longer a person waits to eat breakfast, the hungrier they usually become, making it harder to be satisfied once they eat. Image Courtesy: Getty Images


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    You Love Breakfast Buffets

    Large breakfast spreads make you eat more than you need. Stuffing yourself silly with sugar coated cereals, doughnuts and fruit cocktails does no good. Limit your breakfast menu to egg preparations, leaner meats, oats, wheat flakes and milk. Image Courtesy: Getty Images