You'd probably think twice about having an ice cream sundae for breakfast, but it's doubtful you'd question having a bacon and egg sandwich with hash browns to start your day. For many, breakfast is a forgotten meal. While there's plenty of evidence to show that eating breakfast everyday is good for your health and your weight, the bad news is, if you start your day off with the wrong meal, you may be destined for a midday crash.

1. Steak and Eggs. Whoever decided to pair two foods that account for most of Americans' cholesterol intake certainly wasn't thinking about heart health. The International House of Pancakes' (IHOP) Country Fried Steak and Eggs will do heaps of damage to your arteries. Aside from its 105 grams of fat (37 grams saturated) and 2,945 milligrams of sodium, you'll be starting your day with nearly three times your daily allowance for cholesterol. You would have to walk seven and a half hours to burn this one off.

2. Breakfast Burritos. Sure, it's possible to eat healthy burritos when they're made with lean chicken, fresh veggies, and high-protein beans. However, you'd be hard pressed to find a breakfast burrito that qualifies as anything other than fattening. Hardee's Country Breakfast Burrito, for example, packs a whopping 920 calories, 60 grams of fat, and 1,970 milligrams of sodium. Made with fried eggs, breakfast sausage, bacon bits, hash browns, and gravy, this breakfast blunder is the far from a great way to start your day.

3. Frozen Breakfasts. Let's face it: we're all in a rush in the morning, which makes a quick, convenient breakfast tempting. But don't let your first meal of the day weigh you down. Swanson's Hungry-Man All Day Breakfast, which contains eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, and home fries, can have serious dietary consequences. Hold on to your seat when you ingest: 1170 calories, 61 grams of fat (21g saturated), 255 milligrams of cholesterol, and 1780 milligrams of sodium. Regardless of this breakfast's ability to fill you up for a whole day, the damage it will do to your diet could last for several days.

4. French Toast. While some people claim that Americans who want to stay trim should eat like the French, a helping of French toast is a bad place to start. Popular diner chain Denny's provides one of the worst helpings of this culinary conundrum. With over 1,200 calories, 79 grams of fat, and 141 percent of your daily value of cholesterol, Denny's Fabulous French Toast is anything but a remarkable first meal.

5. Belgian Waffles. A distant cousin to the pancake, the waffle is no less of a gastronomical gaffe. Waffles are often topped with the same, sugary toppings as the pancake. What's more, without syrup, fruit-topping, or butter, two waffles still adds up to 619 calories, 1683 milligrams of sodium, and 28 grams of carbohydrates.

6. Doughnuts. More like a dessert than a breakfast, the highly sweetened, easily-accessible doughnut serves a good way to set yourself up for nutritional failure. One of the worst breakfast sweets is the Krispy Kreme Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled doughnut. With 350 calories, 20 grams of fat, and 23 grams of sugar per doughnut, you can be sure you'll accumulate serious calories.

7. Bagels. Don't be fooled by thinking a bagel is a healthier choice than a doughnut. The average bagel will provide you with four servings of bread, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). A bagel with cream cheese will cost you 540 calories and 19 grams of fat. Prefer your bagel with "reduced fat" cream cheese? It will only save you 60 calories and 5 grams of fat.

8. Sugary Cereals. Although you may have been eating cereal for breakfast since grade school, many breakfast cereals are detrimental to your diet. Just because a cereal uses the word fruit in its name doesn't make it healthy. Some of the worst cereal culprits include Fruity Pebbles (110 calories, 9 grams of sugar), and Fruit Loops (12 grams of sugar). Go for a bowl of Corn Flakes, Wheaties, or Total cereal and add your own fresh fruit for a much healthier option.