Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and what you eat will give you the energy you need for the day. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fact that some of these drinks lead to weight gain and obesity.
Here are some of the drinks that you should definitely avoid (not only in the morning) if you want to lose weight and be healthy.
- Banana Milkshake
We know that banana milkshakes are delicious, but they are also high in calories. Also, bananas are known for being among the most fattening fruits (up to 100 calories), although they contain potassium and calcium which are great for our health.
Just to make an idea of how many calories a milkshake has, add 70-80 calories from a cup of milk, 100 calories from a banana and 300-400 calories from sugar, syrup, flavorings or ice cream. You will get up to 580 calories in one glass.
- Yogurt that Is Rich in Fats
Yes, yogurt is very healthy, but only if it’s high in proteins and low in fat. There are many yogurts, especially those created as morning drinks, which are high in sugar, fats, and calories. Such a yogurt can add up to 200 calories to your diet. If you really like yogurt, then choose the Greek one, which is rich in proteins and will make you feel full for a longer time.
Sweet and refreshing, smoothies are a caloric bomb. If you buy them from the store, they also become a toxic bomb, containing added sugar and additives. Smoothies are good for your breakfast, as long as you prepare them from organic fruits and vegetables, and do not drink them in addition to a generous breakfast.
- Chocolate-flavored Milk
What can be tastier than chocolate and milk put together? If you are trying to lose weight, you should know that this is not the best choice you can make. One glass of chocolate milk has 200-250 calories, as much as half a burger. You can stick to a glass of plain milk (70 calories) or replace it with a fresh fruit juice.
- Flavored Coffees
Dark coffee has no calories, and it also speeds up your metabolism and supports weight loss. But, if you add other ingredients to your coffee, such as milk, sugar or cream, it will wreak havoc on your diet. You will create a 200-calorie bomb just like that. Yes, lattes, iced coffee or macchiatos are as harmful as milk coffee.
- Processed Juice
When you buy a bottle of natural juice from the store, do you really think that those are fresh fruits squeezed into the bottle? Then you should know that processed juice contains added sugar, preservatives, fruit concentrate with no nutrients, pesticides, chemicals and many other harmful ingredients.
- Energy Drinks
A can of energy drink contains sucralose, three tablespoons of sugar and other sugar syrups. That’s quite a lot of sugar for breakfast, don’t you think? Your heart and weight will thank you if you avoid these drinks altogether.
If you want energy, then stick to a healthy breakfast, filled with fruits, whole grain cereals, and low-fat yogurt.