Low- or no-fiber cereals
Cereal that is high in carbohydrates and sugar and low in fiber will 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. Try these simple food hacks from a nutritionist to make your breakfast healthier.
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 very rare that they contain whole grains or fiber even if the package says they do. Always make sure to actually read the nutrition label to make sure. Look for healthier alternatives made with flaxseed and 100 percent whole grains.