How often do you see anyone with washboard abs scarfing down bagels? Yeah, didn’t think so. “Bagels are not your friend if you are trying to shed fat. One bagel has the same amount of carbohydrates found in six slices of white bread! Consuming foods high in refined carbohydrates spike insulin levels, which lead to cravings for these unhealthy foods. Also, refined grains turn into sugar, which gets converted to fat and stored in the body, helping you gain fat rather than burn it!” says Zuckerbrot. Opt for complex carbs in the morning, like oatmeal, to fuel your day and your fat burn.
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