With 25 years of experience, Marable said he's seen it all in terms of people trying to find their way around a consistent diet fit for proper weight loss, and chief among the areas where many exercise enthusiasts think they can cheat, he's discovered, is breakfast.
"It doesn't matter how much iron you pump or how much cardio you do, if we don't have any discipline in our eating, we're not going to be successful. And for many people that discipline starts with what you take into your body first thing in the morning," he said.
Here's a short list of things Marable said to avoid on your next grocery shopping excursion to stay trim.
Items like Pop Tarts and Toaster Strudel can pack about 20 grams of sugar and 200 calories in one pastry, depending on which you buy.
Waffles and pancakes
Not as much for the item itself, but because of all the butter and sugar we're tempted to add.
Sugary cereal and fruit flavored, prepackaged oatmeal
If you want your daily oats, buy them the old fashioned way without all the fillers.
Even the old breakfast standard, orange juice, can be rife with sugar.