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15 Breakfast Foods You Probably Should Try to Avoid

Lauren Gelman

Jan 24, 2024

Low- or no-fiber cereals
Cereal that is high in carbohydrates and sugar and low in fiber could cause your blood sugar to spike, then quickly drop—which can lead to mid-morning cravings and moodiness. Nutritionist Mitzi Dulan, RD, the Kansas City, KS-based author of The Pinterest Diet: How to Pin Your Way Thin, recommends choosing a cereal with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving. Boost the fiber further by adding berries, a sprinkle of wheat germ or flaxseed, or sliced almonds.

Frozen waffles, pancakes, or french toast

Most packets of frozen waffles, pancakes, and french toast sticks contain simple carbs, which don’t help keep you full or focused. Also, it’s rare that they contain whole grains or fiber. Always make sure to actually read the nutrition label to make sure. Look for healthier alternatives made with flaxseed and 100 percent whole grains.

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