Starting the day right is the most important thing because you basically get to decide how the day will be, especially when it comes to your health.
We can’t deny that it is great to start with that flipped omelet covered with cheese next to the freshly sizzled bacon. In fact, it is actually one of the main reasons why we wake up, but our waistline doesn’t appreciate it at all.
So, since we are adults and we have to be responsible for our own bodies, we have to admit that these breakfasts are not the ones that will keep us healthy and energized throughout the day, instead, it will only add more weight and illnesses.
The thing is there are many breakfast habits that need to be cut off immediately because they are the barriers between us, the perfect waistline, and the healthy, fit lifestyle.
#1 – Energy drinks
If you are one of those people who enjoy drinking those sugary waters first thing in the morning, then you already know why your waistline is an issue.
However, it is understandable that you don’t like coffee and you need that instant “wake up”, but there is another solution that can help you without actually ruining the size of your waist, and it is tea!
There are many options out there to satisfy your taste, and if you don’t have the patience to wait for that water to warm up, then maybe ice tea is the one for you.
#2 – Eating too much salt
The majority of our favorite meals are loaded with salt, including our breakfasts. The sodium will totally make any food taste better, but in the long run, we will only be damaging ourselves.
In addition to that, the salt will be retaining water, which will leave you bloated from the very beginning of your day. So to spice your morning eggs up, you can add paprika, red chili pepper flakes, or even powdered mustard.
#3 – Skipping breakfast to snooze
Skipping breakfast may lead your metabolism to drop, overeating, and many more. To hit that snooze button may feel great, but you will be interrupting your sleep and miss the opportunity of getting nourished.
Both of these things will affect your hormones and lead you to gain more fat around your belly. The best way to get rid of this habit is to set your alarm a little later and then get up as there is no “snooze” option.
#4 – Overloading on fiber
Consuming fiber first thing in the morning is very important, but having a large amount of it will make you gassy and bloated.
You will not enjoy walking with that bloat around your waist in the morning or even during the day, so make sure to drink a lot of water after eating fiber to get it through your digestive tract. You don’t want it to be stuck there, trust me.
#5 – Granola
One of your waistline’s worst enemies is granola, even though it seems innocent and harmless, those tasty foods are loaded with sugar. Many companies tend to put different labels and synonyms on its packages in order to disguise the word “sugar”.
So while shopping, make sure to purchase the one with “no sugar”, then you can add to it any natural sweeteners like fruits and honey.
#6 – Eating to just eat
One of the most important meals of the day is breakfast. We all know it and we all try to follow it, which is why sometimes we end up eating in the morning just to eat. But surprisingly, it could lead you to weight gain, too.
Your body knows best about when and how much you need to eat, so unless you are physically and naturally hungry, don’t pressure yourself to eat. However, don’t wait until you are starving because that could lead to overeating, cravings, and poor choices.
#7 – Leftovers
Some days, we wake up too lazy, too tired, or too hungry. That’s okay, we are all humans and it happens, but that should not lead us to make horrible decisions, like eating the leftover birthday cake or pizza for breakfast.
You will feel bloated and bad throughout the whole day because the sugar and bad salt on these foods will lead to an imbalanced blood sugar and fatigue.
#8 – Doing oats all wrong
Of course, your way of doing oats depends on you and how you like it, but there is a good chance that you add a little way too much sugar to it. Plus, the flavored oats can contain 20 grams of added sugar already, which will cause you to crave sweets all day, therefore, more pounds around the waistline.
So it is best to make your own oats, control the added flavors or sugars, and add your own fruits to make your breakfast as perfect as you wish it would be.
#9 – Watching TV while eating breakfast
Here is the thing; eating in front of the TV can actually boost your mood and make your morning a lot better, but it also takes away the mindfulness of realizing and appreciating the textures, flavors, and portions of all the foods you are eating, which will leave you with more cravings and hunger.
It is very important to eat slowly and chew every bite consciously so both your body and mind can realize how much you have eaten.
#10 – Not drinking water when you first wake up
This habit has a strong effect on your waistline, an effect that most people don’t know. Every single part and organ of our bodies depend on water, including our metabolism. Plus, lack of water means dehydration, which also means that our energy level can easily drop and lead us to be less active and in constant need of more naps.
If we combined all of these factors together, we will get fewer calories burnt, fatigue, and a bigger waistline. So make sure to drink one glass of water before breakfast, and of course, don’t forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day.
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