It is no secret that your diet plays the most significant role in your weight loss.
Hence the foods you eat have a major effect on your body weight.
There are some foods, including yogurt, coconut oil, eggs, green tea, etc which boost the weight loss process.
However, there are many other foods, especially the artificially processed and refined ones which, can make you gain weight.
Here are 7 types of foods you should avoid eating right now if you’re trying to lose weight:
1. FOODS WITH WHITE CARBOHYDRATES:
There are two kinds of carbs in terms of simplicity. The Good carbs and the white/Bad carbs.
The carb that is obtained from the following food items are regarded as white carbohydrates:
- White Rice
- White Bread
- Soda Drinks
- Processed foods
- All kinds of Fast foods
On the contrary, the good carbs are found to be stuffed in:
- Fresh Green Vegetables and fruits
- Whole Grains
- In Nuts and Seeds
These carbs will help in safeguarding your weight loss efforts and will provide your body with an ample amount of minerals and vitamins.
Hence a healthy diet should always consist of good carbs. On the other hand, the white carbs not only contribute to adding more pounds to your body but also increases the chances of several diseases.
2. LOW-FAT FOODS:
Studies have shown that people always tend to overeat food items that are labeled as low fat.
This is a basic psychological thing that is commonly found among people.
Alongside this, the food manufacturers when to remove the fat from the food items end up affecting the normal flavor of those items. To counter this they end up adding extra additives and sugar that ultimately ends up making those food items worse for you.
This genre of food products include:
- Low-Fat Sweetened Breakfast Cereal
- Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter
- Low-Fat Frozen Yogurt
- Cereal Bars and candies
Any alcohol drink is generally loaded with calories and an intense amount of sugar.
It is unlikely that they will have higher contents of fiber or protein.
- a regular 12-ounce (oz) beer contains about 153 calories
- a 5-oz glass of red wine contains close to 125 calories
It is of utmost importance to avoid drinking especially if you wanna lose weight fast. However, you can occasionally drink it as per wish but it is important to keep moderation into play.
4. SOFT DRINKS AND FRUIT JUICES
Most sugary drinks, fruit juices, sports drinks and even the “healthy” one are found to be stuffed with sugar and high amounts of unnecessary calories.
- They will add extra calories to your diet but won’t provide you with any real nutrients and won’t even make you feel full for long.
This is probably the most common way of gaining weight and thus jeopardizing your weight loss efforts.
Replace drinking all these with plain and simple water.
Water just won’t just help in fulfilling your sudden cravings but will also help you to be full.
Besides hydration plays a great role in boosting your weight loss efforts. Or if you are very much into drinking juices then consider making fruit juices on your own at home.
5. DRESSINGS AND SNACK BARS:
Snack bars are oftentimes found to be stuffed with whole days worth of fiber content.
- Yes, fiber intake helps in losing weight however it needs to be consumed on a regular basis throughout the day.
The main goal of fiber intake is to improve digestion, ensure that your appetite remains full in order to fight hunger pangs. A sudden burst of high fiber can cause stomach upset and sabotage your health.
- The candy bars, on the other hand, is filled with sugar, fat and high calories. If you are into chocolates then consider swapping this with one or a maximum of two pieces of dark chocolates that has a minimum of 70% cocoa.
The salad dressings are nothing but empty calories loaded with preservatives. These are one of the less prioritized yet most common ways of stuffing our body with unwanted calories.
6. SUGAR-FREE PRODUCTS
Some sugar-free product is filled with preservatives which in turn is awful for the body and can jeopardize your fitness goals.
- Sugar substitutes are found in a variety of products, including:
- Frozen desserts
- Chewing gum
- Packaged products
- Baked goods
Researches have shown that people tend to overeat more when they consume sugar-free products.
These products as are rich with artificial sugar substitutes often times can, in turn, increase your appetite or craving towards sugar more.
7. MICROWAVE POPCORNS
Numerous brands of microwave popcorns add harmful preservatives to their products.
For example, some products often contain propyl gallate, which is a preservative that can cause tumors in experimental lab rats. So try to avoid them cause even though they are banned in many countries it is still not banned in most. Read more on thee studies(source 1, source 2).
Some other brands can contain Diacetyl which is an artificial butter flavoring agent. It can cause problems in the lungs as well as in the brains.
- However, they are still a good option for quick snacking in comparison with snack bars or candies.
Some other tips for losing weight fast:
1. Start adding green tea to your daily routine at least twice a day. It is loaded with antioxidants and helps in fastening your metabolism which leads to further burning off loads of calories
2. Choose your thing:
You don’t need a gym membership to lose weight! However, working out does play a role in fast-tracking your weight loss goals. SO choose a particular sport or cardio form of workout that you will enjoy and try to stick with it at least 5 times a week. Choose any one from the list:
- Playing Lawn Tennis
- Jumping ropes
- Jogging and walking
It can be anything just find what pleases you and remain loyal to it.
3. Always check the label:
If while buying you’re not sure if a food product is healthy or unhealthy, always read the label. Give attention to the amount of
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Unsaturated Fat
- Presence of Alcohol
Apart from these always Keep special attention on the food servings and on preventing overeating. It is extremely important to practice mindful eating, where you pay close attention to each bite.
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