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Fast Food Breakfast Items Can Still Be Good For Some Diets

It has often been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but some people may be taking their personal interpretations a little too far. Eating a balanced breakfast probably looks nothing like what you grew up seeing on the back of a cereal box. It’s probably best to not have a bowl of cereal with a side of buttered toast, a banana, a glass of milk, and a glass of orange juice. Whoever devised that picture long ago was clearly not taking the calorie count into consideration. Then again it’s probably not a good idea to crush two whole bowls of Cap’n Crunch in the morning either.

Fast Food Breakfast Items Can Still Be Good For Some Diets


Breakfast Menus at some fast food restaurants can have some hidden gems on there that can still be healthy on most diets. (Image from McDonalds)

If you are looking to eat a balanced diet, in addition to choosing the right foods you have to be mindful of when you choose to eat them. You don’t want to consume too many calories in one meal, not even if it is first thing in the morning. Even with the full day ahead of you, it’s not like you are really going to burn off all of those calories before your body has a chance to do something with them.

One thing you will want to do is make sure that you are limiting your breakfast calories to roughly a quarter of your total daily calorie intake. Each meal in fact should amount to about 25% of your daily allowance, with the extra amount left over for snacks between meals or beverages. By eating a steady amount of food throughout the day, rather than large amounts in one sitting, your body can be more capable of absorbing and responding to the foods you eat.

Even at some of the most unlikely places, there are still some reasonable options available for you on the run. You could head to places like McDonald’s or Even Taco Bell and pick up a breakfast that probably costs no more than $2.00 and also packs the necessary protein and calories for a moderate breakfast. You will still manage to weigh in around 350 calories for many of the healthier items, but this should fit well within most people’s reasonable diets. One thing to watch out for are still the fried foods, sugary items, and items that lack the protein to keep you feeling full.

Don’t go grabbing a bag of McMuffins, or a fist full of burritos either. One of these items should be enough to satisfy most people, so avoid the marketing ploys to attempt to get you to justify the purchase of multiples. When Taco Bell started serving breakfast recently, they optioned for some fairly sensible items (Not the Cinnabon bites). You can pick up a breakfast burrito at Taco Bell that has scrambled eggs, and cheese on a tortilla, or get something along the lines of the Egg White Delight McMuffin. Many of these restaurants also have oatmeal available too, but if you are really the type to crave that in the mornings you are far better off taking a box of instant oatmeal to work and stuffing it in your drawer.

Fast Food Breakfast Items Can Still Be Good For Some Diets.

About Steven Kenniff

Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2005. Writes for American Live Wire, GM Roadster and Northstar Media