2. Sugary Cereals
A staple in many homes, breakfast cereals can be a healthful morning meal, but be sure to read labels carefully. Many varieties—even those that do not have marshmallows or chocolate—can be very high in added sweeteners. “Shortly after eating sugary cereals you will feel your energy level starting to crash,” Wolk says. “And they will cause you to crave sugar later in the day.”
Healthy choice: Freshly made oatmeal with fruit such as apples or berries makes a hearty breakfast. If you don’t have time to prepare oatmeal, pour yourself a bowl of Nutrisystem’s Sweetened O’s Cereal, which has a light eight grams of sugar compared to the 11 or more grams in the best-selling brands.