2 Major Breakfast Mistakes You’re Making

By: Melanie Nelson
Breaking the Fast — that’s what the first meal of the day is all about! But, if you’re making one of these 2 major breakfast mistakes, you could be negatively impacting your health goals and waistline! Here’s what they are and what to do about them.

2 Major Breakfast Mistakes & How to Fix Them

Whatever you eat and whenever you eat it, keep in mind, that it is the first food to hit your stomach in 8 – 12 hours. That alone makes it the most important meal you eat, but there is so much more to breakfast than meets the eye. 

Mistake #1. Eating High-Glycemic Foods for Breakfast

When we choose foods with a high- glycemic impact on our blood glucose levels, we get a temporary boost in energy, but we set ourselves up for the inevitable energy crash mid-morning.  That mid-morning lull has us grabbing for more high-glycemic foods, creating a vicious cycle of unhealthy eating all day long.
If you are looking to lose weight this year, this common mistake will also impact those goals significantly. So, what do you do? Learn which foods to choose that match your goals!

What breakfast foods are High Glycemic?

  • Toast, bagels, muffins, donuts, strudels, and other pastry items.
  • Cereal, Instant oatmeal and other simple carbohydrates out of a box.
  • Pancakes, waffles, crepes.
  • Sugary coffee drinks
  • Fruit (alone, without any protein to accompany it)
Yes, that is so many of the breakfast foods people are accustomed to, what should you eat? To put the body in fat-burning mode instead of fat-storing mode, low-glycemic food, protein, and fiber are necessary. And if you want to cleanse the body and jump-start your metabolism choose green foods!
  • Egg & Veggie Omelet/Scramble: kale, spinach, peppers, onion, tomatoes, broccoli, asparagus, are perfect choices to mix with 2 – 3 eggs.
  • Fruit and Veggie Smoothie: cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, lemon, blueberries, blackberries, 1/4 of a small beet, 1/2 banana & our Strawberry-Kiwi Ultimate Aloe Juice
  • Our incredible TLS Nutrition Shakes: check out some of our recipes here!
  • Some do breakfast for dinner, well… flip it and do dinner for breakfast! Opt for leftover salmon, chicken and veggies, or egg on a salad.
It may seem weird at first and hard to wrap your mind around, however, in short order, you will love how you look and feel.

Mistake #2: Skipping Breakfast;

You already fasted while sleeping, so pushing your first meal out even further can be detrimental to your blood sugar levels, energy level, mood, and waistline.  Skipping meals causes our body to go into fat-storage mode and, if that is not reason enough to eat, I don’t know what is!
Make the time to take care of YOU in the morning, nothing is more important.  Wake up 20 minutes earlier so you can mix up a TLS Nutrition Shake or a quick omelet & precut the veggies the night before when you are making dinner, so they are ready to throw in the pan first thing! These are easy ways to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success.
Have fun while experimenting with a more healthy breakfast! Keep us posted about your fun and creative breakfast ideas and foods.
Thanks for reading, and remember you are worth it!