For a slim waist, eliminate these 3 foods too high in sugar from your breakfast

For a slim waist, eliminate these 3 foods too high in sugar from your breakfast

Appetizing and trendy, certain breakfast foods are nevertheless richer in sugar than they seem and can promote weight gain. It is better to be aware of this before giving in to temptation. Nutritionists advise you.

To start the day off right, breakfast is an important meal. And to make it even more nutritionally interesting, many sweet and savory options can today replace the traditional bread-butter-jam. But be careful, some seemingly “healthy” options are misleading, due to far too much sugar content. This is what several nutritionists reveal in the media SheFindstargeting 3 foods in particular.

The cereals

Is cereal for breakfast a good idea? It depends greatly on which ones you buy. All cereals that contain added sugars can significantly contribute to weight gain through an addictive effect over the day.

These cereals often contain high amounts of added sugars, which can cause rapid spikes in blood sugar, followed by crashes that leave us hungry and craving sweeter foods throughout the day.” says Heidi Moretti, nutritionist.

Cereals are not prohibited, however, but when buying a package, it is better to opt for a complete product, without added sugar, as little processed as possible…

Flavored yogurt

Another false friend to your waistline, fruit-flavored yogurt contains added sugars which, when consumed in excess, can contribute to weight gain and negatively impact metabolic health. Excessive sugar consumption can therefore lead to insulin resistance, hindering the body's ability to effectively regulate blood sugar levels.

“Excessive sugar consumption, even in the morning, can lead to insulin spikes, promoting fat storage and potentially impairing metabolic function over time”warns Lisa Richards, nutritionist.

“Additionally, some flavored yogurts may lack the fiber needed for sustained energy, causing blood sugar levels to rise and fall quickly, which can negatively affect metabolism.”

So prefer the natural option!

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The famous granola, despite its so healthy and Instagrammable appearance, should also be taken with a grain of salt: it can be surprisingly rich in sugar and calories, which makes it a potential cause of weight gain. So many store-bought granolas contain added sugars, such as honey, maple syrup or other sweeteners, to enhance the flavor. Even seemingly “healthy” granolas can contain significant amounts of added sugars, which constitute excessive calorie intake.

For Natalie Gillett, dietitian, “granola is a breakfast food surrounded by a health halo. Although it seems healthy because it's made from oats, many varieties can actually be high in sugar and fat. Some brands contain up to 8 grams of sugar (that’s 2 teaspoons) for a measly ¼ cup!”

According to her, it is often more interesting to opt for Greek yogurt, with fresh fruit or homemade oatmeal, nuts and seeds when you are aiming for a weight loss goal.

And if you don't know what to put on the menu to lose weight, follow our advice for a breakfast suitable for weight loss.

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