They tempt your taste buds for a reason—they're loaded with sugar, fat, and empty calories! And don't let that 'fruit' topping fool you, Rathbun says. More often than not, that pretty berry topping contains added sugar and food coloring, which makes this breakfast more like a dessert, and not a healthy way to start your day.
Exactly how bad are they? Order them from most popular breakfast chains, you can expect to ingest about 1,000 calories and 69 grams of fat per serving!
What to order instead: Ask for a side of cottage cheese topped with fresh, antioxidant-rich berries, Rathbun says.