They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but for many of us, it’s the one where our poor food choices start. According to the USDA, just 44 percent of Americans eat breakfast every day, and among the 56 percent that do, many are opting for convenience-oriented meals that give them a quick burst of energy followed by a major crash.
While we can’t add hours to the clock or make it easier to make the perfect omelet, we can start our days off on the right foot with the right foods. Many of us are already doing right by our bodies by starting the day off with antioxidant-rich, metabolism-boosting coffee — the National Coffee Association reports that 83 percent of adults start their day with a cup of joe — but we need to do even better to get our health where it should be.
The good news? It’s easier than you think. Drink some water with your meal. Kick the 20 Most Shockingly Sugary Breakfasts in America off your menu for good. And when you’re ready to jumpstart your weight loss and feel better from head to toe, discover the 20 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier at Breakfast!