10 Breakfast Foods High in Calories
Written by Diet Bites
Oh those high calorie breakfast foods - they can really do a dieter in....
We start our day with the best of intentions in mind - to rev up our metabolism and fuel our bodies with much-needed energy due to the overnight fast. However, there are many pitfalls hidden along the Old Diet Trail when it comes to calories and fat at the breakfast table.
Our Top 10 Breakfast Foods Ranking Extreme in Calories
When the above breakfast foods are grabbed on the fly at our favorite fast-food stops, calories skyrocket further still. That French toast may jack up to over 1,000 calories.
So does this mean that an individual should never AND can't ever enjoy the above breakfast foods? Of course not. Many of the above foods can be trimmed down to fit into the waistline of our desires with a bit of savvy, and in some cases - a bit of sacrificing of taste. Here are a few tips that might help:
Giant Anything for Breakfast: Excess in foods of any type will pump up calories. Giant muffins, bagels, pancakes and Croissants can be trimmed in calories and fat simply by opting for smaller portions and by watching what we smear onto them.
Diet Donut Heaven: When everyone in the workforce has a donut stuck between their teeth except you, it makes work production very hard. Rather than typing up a professional paper, you may pause to find that you've typed 'donut' all over the page instead.
So for those times when only a donut will do, skip the jelly, the powdered sugar, the frosting, the sour cream, the creamy fillings and grab a plain-jane donut. Most plain donuts range from 180-220 calories.
Biscuits & Gravy: What a heart-warming meal! There's nothing quite like a plate of biscuits and gravy on a cold, brisk morning, is there? But heart-warming? Not quite as those super-sized biscuits can contain 250 calories or more per biscuit. And most gravy bases consist of melted fat.
But when only biscuits and gravy will do, opt for those light in calories. As for the gravy, try using the ones found in boxes and jars so that portions can be accurately measured. Some equal OR are better when it comes to taste than homemade. Pioneer makes an awesome cream gravy mix in a box that's moderate in calories.
Granolaville: The thing that gets the old Diet Pocketbook when it comes to granola-type cereals is the serving size. Most individuals reach for the box and pour their cereal into a bowl. Most cereal serving sizes equal 1 to 1/ 1/2 cups but in the case of granola, it's generally a scant 1/4 cup - about 2 Tablespoons. Not much, but big on calories and often on fat.
Another calorie cruncher tends to be Grape Nuts cereal. They are so delicious, it's hard to enjoy one serving size. And again, it's that 1/4 cup serving size that will can ya.
Our tip is to enjoy the recommended 1/4 cup serving size with skim milk and a spoon of sugar or Splenda if desired.
Juice: Although healthy, juices tend to extremely high in calories. Opt for the unsweetened versions and be sure to enjoy the recommended serving size.
Popular Coffee Houses: Save a lot of calories by ordering simple Java. Those creamy concoctions found in popular coffee houses sometimes hold more calories than a fast-food shake or malt.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and accomplishes the following for our bodies:
- Breakfast sets our pace for the day.
- Breakfast may help kids get better grades, as well as help adults accomplish amazing feats at work prompting giant salary increases.
- Breakfast helps stabilize sugar levels.
- Breakfast offers an opportunity for fighting cholesterol with healthy servings of grains like wheat and oats, as well as delicious fresh fruits.
- Breakfast recharges the system.
- Breakfast can assist us in achieving a happier potty time via fiber.
So with so many great benefits in store, what's in store at your breakfast table tomorrow morning? See 10 High Calorie Food Combinations