A lot of doctors and food people say it's the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is supposed to kick start your body and mind to get it ready for the day, and I can understand why.

Chances are you ate dinner around 6 pm or so, and probably didn't have a snack before you went to bed. That means you've gone at least 12 hours without fueling your body. I know on days I don't eat breakfast, it takes me a good two hours to really get in the swing of things.

It's not just breakfast however, it's a HEALTHY breakfast, and stopping at a fast food place probably isn't your best plan. The big box chains, such as McDonald's, Burger King, etc. are typically some of the unhealthiest stuff you can get your hands on. So while you're doing your job in waking up your mind and body, you're also starting the day with a lot of calories.

There's a lot of different factors that come into play with that, but it's predominantly that a lot of what these chains use are super processed foods that have a ton of preservatives in them that jack the calorie count up. However, local restaurants typically use some fresher food therefore lowering that calorie count, and in some cases, it even tastes better.

A new study done by Casino Canada has taken some of the breakfast items from these places, taken the calorie count and told you how many burpees you would need to do in order to burn off those calories.

If you're not looking to go through an extensive workout, then stay away from the Big Breakfast with Hotcakes at McDonalds. The meal contains 1340 calories and you'd need to perform a staggering 1126 burpees to burn off every calorie from breakfast. Outside of that, McDonald's isn't actually too bad of an option for breakfast.

The worst option in general for breakfast? Ironically it's Subway. When you think healthy, you have a tendency to shift your brain to a sandwich shop, but when it comes to breakfast, it's a bad idea.

Subway had a whopping FIVE of the top 10 highest calorie breakfasts you can order, starting with their Bacon, Egg & Cheese footlong. It has 1050 calories and you'd be pumping out 882 burpees to burn that bad boy off.

So while the lines at the local places like The Bagel Place, Hud's, etc. may be a bit longer in the morning, it'll serve as a better option more likely when it comes to healthiness and freshness of the food. Shop local!

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