Breakfast Mistakes You Didn't Know You Were Making
Author: Adam Macdougall Date Posted:8 August 2019
Breakfast is the kickstart your body needs to get the most out of the day, but that doesn't mean you can just have anything.
The wrong breakfast choices can quickly leave you in a mid-morning slump.
If your breakfast isn't giving you an energy boost to power through the day, chances are you're doing it wrong.
Don't stuff up your first meal of the day, here are the common breakfast mistakes that are making you gain weight.
You Skip Breakfast
That's right, the cardinal sin of breakfast is not eating it at all. It's like not filling up your petrol tank before driving the Nullarbor, it's just a bad idea.
You may think that skipping breakfast will cut out calories, but studies have shown that by skipping breakfast you are more likely to overeat and binge eat in later meals.
No time to prepare breakfast? Grab a Man Shake and have it on the go, easy.
You Eat Like A Kid
Those sugary cereals that line the supermarket shelves? They're a bad idea.
These cereals do very little to quench your hunger and give you energy for the day, and the sugar content adds to the mid-morning crash you no doubt experience.
If you enjoy cereal, choose muesli and add fruit, nuts, and milk. Creating a holistic nutrient source is key to get the most out of your breakfast.
You Rely On Caffeine
For a lot of blokes, breakfast is a cup of coffee before heading to work.
Sure, it can give you a jolt in the morning to get you going, but unfortunately, that coffee is killing your metabolism.
A better energy source for your body? Food!
You Grab Something On The Way To Work
Now this one may be no surprise to many of you, but grabbing a take away breaky is a bad idea.
Sure, it's fine every now and again, but if you find yourself heading for a pie/iced coffee combo or the coffee/breakfast roll combo regularly, it's most likely adding to your waist.
Takeaway foods tend to contain a lot more calories than the same meal you cook at home, and when you factor in the cost, it all quickly adds up.
Wake up 10 minutes earlier to fit in a nutritious breakfast, or grab your Man Shake.
You Don't Hydrate
Now you should be drinking water all the time, but first thing in the morning is especially important.
Drinking water first in the morning is key for healthy digestion, flushing out toxins, and avoiding dehydration symptoms.
Aim for 2 glasses (500ml) to get your day started, and remember to carry a water bottle with you throughout the day to keep the hydration up!
You Don't Eat For Nutrients
A balanced meal should contain a mix of nutrients, and breakfast is no different.
A good combination of protein, carbs, and fats keeps your blood sugar from spiking and gives you the energy to tackle the day.
A healthy balanced meal leaves you fuller for longer and makes you less likely to overeat in following meals.