The 6 mistakes you’re making at breakfast that could be sabotaging your weight loss success

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Health experts have established that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but your breakfast choices may be the reason you are struggling to lose weight.

There are so many options of things to eat in the morning – from cereals to omelettes to croissants, smashed avocado on toast, bagels, muffins, a full breakfast – the list is endless!

However, if you feel hungry within a few hours of eating or bloated and tired, then maybe it’s time to switch up what you’re eating at the start of the day.

These small tweaks could make ALL the difference…

The 6 mistakes you could be making at breakfast time

1. You’re eating too much sugar

10 foods to AVOID if you want to lose weight

If you’ve travelled down the cereal aisle lately, you’ve probably felt a little overwhelmed with all the choices. 

Many popular choices contain salt, sugar, additives, and saturated fat whereas protein and fibre can be lacking.

Here are 10 popular cereals to avoid.

2. You’re filling up on too much coffee

Lattes and cappuccinos may help give you an energy kick first thing, but they are packed full of calories and there’s no nutritional value.

Plus, if you add sugar then you could be consuming more calories than you even realise.

Why not try filling up on water, having a tea, ditching the sugar or opting for a less fattening coffee in the morning?

3. Your diet is high in fat

Eggs, avocados, smoked salmon and croissants are all delicious but they are all high in fat – and calories can add up quickly!

Try having one egg instead of two, or half an avocado instead of a whole one.

What’s more, greasy fry ups – with bacon, sausages and fried eggs – are good once in a while but they are full of salt and fat.

4. You’re eating on the go

If you tend to be in a rush in the morning and are picking up breakfast on your way to work or eating at your desk, the chances are you aren’t making mindful choices.

Brekkie-on-the-go is fine once in a while, but often, coffee shops are selling you things that are full of calories.

Plus, there’s the added risk of indigestion.

5. You’re skipping breakfast

By skipping breakfast altogether, you’ll find you are ravenous later on in the day and might tend to overeat at lunch. And this can lead to making unhealthier choices.

If you often skip breakfast, then you should try our Healthy Mummy smoothies! Not only are they easy to make if you are in a hurry to get out of the door, but they keep you full for longer and are packed full of vitamins, minerals and probiotics.

Healthy breakfast ideas

Sweet potato & egg brekkie bites

Sweet Potato and Egg Brekki Bites

How good is a super quick and easy breakfast? How about a super quick and easy breakfast that’s both HEALTHY and can be eaten ON THE GO?

Even better! These delish Sweet Potato And Egg Brekkie Bites are the perfect ‘grab and go’ breakfast for those mornings when you need to get out of the house, pronto. They also make a fantastic, protein-packed snack.

Get the recipe here.

Nutty toasted muesli & yoghurt breakfast sundae

Toasted Muesli & Yoghurt Sundae

Make this deliciously nutty muesli ahead of time and you’ve got a super healthy breakfast that only takes 30 seconds to throw together in the morning.

Depending on your tastes and dietary requirements, you can make this recipe vegan by using coconut yoghurt instead of traditional natural or Greek yoghurt.

Get this recipe here.

10 minute Italian style egg brekky – just 221 calories

Italian Style Brekky

Are you stuck in a breakfast rut? Mix things up with this fast and flavoursome breakfast recipe.The anchovies in this egg dish add another flavour dimension but can be easily omitted if you prefer.Get this recipe here.

Crispy potato hash with smashed avo & poached eggs

Crispy Potato Hash with Smashed Avo Recipe

Here’s a café-style breakfast that comes it at about a quarter of the price – and it’s twice as healthy!

Get this recipe here.

4 ingredient haloumi & spinach frittata cups

Haloumi And Spinach Frittata Cups

A healthy, savoury breakfast that is great to make for the whole family. It’s great when you have time to sit down and enjoy a meal together.

With just 4 ingredients, this could be a recipe to keep up your sleeve for when you feel like something special. Or make a few and just reheat when you need a healthy meal.

Get this recipe here.

Bacon, egg and kale salad

Bacon, Egg and Kale Salad

This delicious bacon, egg and kale salad makes for an easy lunch or dinner with a breakfast twist.

Get this recipe here.

5 ingredient oats with vanilla cherry compote

5 Ingredient Oats With Vanilla Cherry Compote

This is a simple yet delicious breakfast porridge. You can make the cherry compote ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freezer so you can save time in the morning.Using frozen fruit means you can still enjoy the fresh flavours of cherries (or use raspberries too) without spending too much on them.Get this recipe here.

Mexican wrap

Mexican Roll Up

Bring the ‘trendy cafe style breakfast’ home by whipping up this delicious and healthy Mexican Wrap. Ideal for a weekend breakfast or a busy breakfast-for-dinner weeknight.

They’re quick, easy and highly nutritious – A perfect addition to your healthy eating plan.

Get the recipe here.

Banana, berry & yoghurt breakfast muffins

Banana, Berry & Yoghurt Breakfast Muffins

Cake for breakfast? Yes please! You’re not going to find too many kids who object to something cake shaped for brekky.

These banana, berry & yoghurt muffinsfrom the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge fit the bill perfectly and are ideal to grab when you’re on the way out the door of a morning. Think of them as the perfect, nutritious on-the-go brekky!

Get the recipe here.

Banana choc breakfast bowl


Here’s a delicious smoothie inspired breakfast bowl that you can make in less than five minutes.

It’s got the taste of banana and chocolate with the added goodness of cashews and coconut to kick start your metabolism in the morning.

Get the recipe here.

Feta and tomato breakfast muffins

Feta and Tomato Breakfast Muffins

These muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go, or for a healthy afternoon snack. Make a batch and store in the fridge to have on hand as needed, then reheat when ready to eat.

Get the recipe here.

Avocado & baby spinach breakfast pizza

Avocado & Baby Spinach Breakfast Pizza

A delicious pizza with all your favourite breakfast toppings. Get your day of healthy eating off to a fabulous start!

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Strawberry Breakfast Custard – 180 calories

Strawberry Breakfast Custard

Custard is one of those foods that has a lot of nostalgia attached.

And when the word custard is found in the same sentence as breakfast, well you’ll have to agree that it is going to be a recipe to add to your to-do list ASAP.

Get the recipe here.

Quick and easy breakfast banana split

Breakfast Banana Split

Here’s a popular dessert that’s so healthy you can eat it for breakfast. It’s a great recipe for fussy eaters who might enjoy combining the ingredients themselves to make it ‘just right.’

With no added sugar, and just a handful of simple ingredients, you can have a less stressful breakfast with this tasty recipe.

Get the recipe here.

Nutty breakfast loaf

Nutty Breakfast Loaf

This is an absolutely delicious breakfast loaf that can be made ahead of time, meaning it’s easy to grab a healthy slice during your busy mornings.

Get the recipe here.

Hot cross pikelets

Hot Cross Pikelets For A Tasty Easter Breakfast

The kids will LOVE these cute pikelets for a family breakfast.  The batter has a lovely mix of fruit and spices.

Get the recipe here.

Maple roasted almond & chia seed breakfast bowl

Maple Roasted Almond & Chia Seed Breakfast Bowl

Chia seeds are a little powerhouse which we love using in the recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.  They’re high in antioxidants, fibre, protein and omega 3 fatty acids.

Get the recipe here.


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