9. Fast food breakfast items
Imagine the scene. You’re exhausted, running late for work and you have a big meeting to attend with no time to fix your tiredness with a healthy smoothie. Or you’re actually on time for work as you have a deadline to meet, but you had a few too many drinks last night and you have a hangover.
What are you going to do? Like so many of us in this situation, there’s nothing for it – you have to go via the nearest fast food takeaway and grab something from there. Sausage muffins, cheese toasties, hash browns and bacon butties – you name it, you can find it.
And sure, you’ll get an instant pick me up. But it will only be short lived, and it might not even get you through your meeting or deadline before you feel the crash coming on.
Fast food breakfasts are normally fried, processed or both, and contain high levels of saturated fats and salts and if we add in a fizzy drink or huge juice, heavily sugar laden, too. None of which is a healthy way to start the day and if we make these choices early on, we’re more likely to continue to make them throughout the day.