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Think your current breakfast is healthy? It might be, but chances are, you could be consuming fake healthy breakfast foods, that can ruin your diet progress. Read ahead to find out what you should be eating instead.
According to many, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most of us simply don’t function well without it. If you skip breakfast, chances are you won’t perform well at work or school, and by 10am, you’ll probably be reaching for the nearest doughnut, bag of chips, or full sugar soda.

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Rolled Oats

Rolled oats are a fantastic alternative to granola. They’re extremely cheap, versatile, and easy to make – all you need is a half to full cup of oats, and one to two cups of water, depending on how many calories you’re looking for, and what consistency you like your oats.

Oats are high in fiber, and much lower in sugar than granola, meaning that they digest much more slowly, and won’t leave you feeling hungry again within an hour. If you’re used to the much sweeter taste of granola, then at first you might struggle eating plain oats, but there are plenty of ways to jazz them up.

Good additions to improve sweetness without adding in lots of sugar are any type of berries, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries. Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg work well too, as does a tablespoon of peanut or cashew butter, mixed in after serving. A little natural sweetener such as stevia also goes a long way to improving the flavor. If you want to boost the protein content, then try substituting water for milk, or adding a scoop of protein powder.

Fresh Fruit

If fruit juice is off limits, then fresh fruit is the way to go to ensure that you still get your vitamins without ingesting a ton of sugar. The best fruits to choose are low sugar ones, such as the berries mentioned above, along with kiwi fruits, plums, melon and grapefruit. The only fruits to avoid are dried fruits, cherries, mangos and bananas.

Meat

This may sound slightly crazy, as you’re probably used to eating more “breakfast-type” foods in the morning, but meat is one of the best things you can eat at breakfast. The protein in the meat digests much more slowly than carbohydrate, so keeps you feeling fuller for longer, and aids in hormone production, metabolism regulation and muscle growth. So ditch your fried bacon, and other processed meats like ham and salami, for some good quality chicken or turkey breast, sirloin steak, or something more exotic like bison or venison. If possible, go for free range, grass-fed meats, as these have better nutrition profiles.

High Fiber Wraps with Butter

The closest healthy alternative I could get to toast and margarine is this. The wraps are lower in carbohydrate than bread, and the added fiber is filling, and aids in digestion. Contrary to popular belief, real butter, made solely from buttermilk, is far healthier than margarine. It’s a natural product, contains roughly the same amount of calories as margarine does, and is far better for you.

That’s the surprising truth about breakfast. It turns out that many of the foods on your breakfast table that you thought were doing you the world of good are actually halting your progress. Make these simple changes, and watch the weight fall off, and your healthy skyrocket.

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  • “The Meat and Nut Breakfast” By Charles Poliquin. Published on March 16, 2010. Accessed on March 29, 2012. Retrieved from http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/270/The_Meat_and_Nut_Breakfast.aspx
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