While the old cliché about breakfast being the most important meal of the day still holds true—because you’ll consume fewer calories over the course of the day, have stronger cognitive skills and be 30 percent less likely to become overweight or obese—new studies reveal something of a surprise for most diners: that breakfast may also be the most fattening.
According to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity, basing your breakfast on the wrong nutrients can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. People who began their day with high-quality protein over refined carbohydrates were able to lose 65 percent more weight, and also reported higher levels of energy throughout the day.
Unfortunately, the carb conundrum coincides with a push by the food industry to populate restaurant menus and supermarket shelves with breakfasts based on refined grains and added sugars. Look no further than McDonald's and Burger King's new line of hash brown-stuffed wraps and Jimmy Dean's popular breakfast bowls for proof that our food supply is setting us up for failure.
Over the years spent scouring restaurant menus and grocery store aisles for Eat This, Not That!, bestselling authors Dave Zinczenko and Matt Goulding came across some pretty scary ways to start your day. To help you avoid the morning mishaps, we searched out the good, the bad, and the greasy, and uncovered some of the worst breakfast foods in America.
We've presented a sampling of the worst offenders below (and replaced them with healthy, tasty options that will stoke your metabolism, satisfy your appetite, and keep you burning calories all day long). It's like a lineup down at the local police station, except in this case, they're all guilty as charged.
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