Breakfast is the best way to start your day. Eating breakfast increase your metabolic rate, how quickly you burn calories, and gets your body going. If you skip breakfast the body doesn’t process your next meal as quickly and tries to hold nutrients. So lunch will stay with you longer instead of burning correctly.

Weight Loss & Breakfast

Thinking of skipping breakfast to lose weight? Think again. Skipping breakfast is strongly linked to the development of obesity. “According to research, skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal or nibble on high-calorie snakes to stave off hunger. Several studies suggest that people tend to accumulate more body fat when they eat fewer, larger meals, than when they eat the same number of calories in smaller, more frequent meals.” (source)

Breakfast ToGo

We all can’t have eggs, bacon, toast and coffee made before work but we can eat smarter fast food meals, if needed. Listed below are delicious breakfast sandwiches, with the nutritional value, from Subway, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Subway:
I’m a big fan of this on the flatbread, but if you’re not that hungry the English muffin is just the right size. My sandwich is filled with pepper, green peppers, tomatoes, and onions. How about yours?

Subway Calories Total Fat Sodium Carbs
Sausage, Egg & Cheese* 290 18g 710mg 18g
Sausage, Egg Whites & Cheese* 270 15g 150mg 18g
Hash Browns (4pc) 150 9g 440mg 17g

Burger King / McDonalds:
I’ve cut back on these sandwiches, even though BKs BFast isn’t usually a breakfast place I like to dine at. I cut back on these sandwiches because, since changing my diet, they now leave me feeling more sluggish than full.

McDonalds Calories Total Fat Sodium Carbs
Sausage McMuffin w/ Egg 450 27g 920mg 30g
Hash Brown (1) 150 9g 310mg 15g
Burger King Calories Total Fat Sodium Carbs
Sausage, Egg & Cheese Crosian’wich 490 31g 1000mg 27g
Hash Browns (small) 250 16g 410mg 24g

Corner Bakery Cafe:
This week was my first time trying the Anaheim and I was very impressed. Then I tried the Smoked Bacon & Cheddar and was bored. For me it didn’t live up to the delicious flavors of green peppers, cheese and avocado found on the Anaheim. Either way both sandwiches are ridiculously high in sodium.

Corner Bakery Calories Total Fat Sodium Carbs
Anaheim Panini** 640 37g 1200mg 51g
Smoked Bacon &
Cheddar Panini**
590 33g 1310mg 46g
Oven Roasted Potatoes 140 5g 290mg 2

*English Muffins **Whole Eggs