Three Foods to Avoid If You Want to Lose Weight
Losing weight is in fact a major goal of many persons. At times a large part of this journey is mainly in the avoidance of unhealthy foods. You can work out as hard as you want, but if you’re replacing those burnt calories with unhealthy foods, and extra fats, you’re probably not going to see much in terms of results.
Our net gain or loss will in fact be zero and the likely-hood that once you finish the fitness period an eventual gain in weight.
Even though we are establishing three types of foods to avoid, it is a given that there are a few more out there that we must be aware of and can eliminate eventually.
It is so easy to come home from a long day at work and stick something into the microwave and call that our meal. Anything that’s frozen or designed to be microwaved should be avoided.
Frozen foods are packed full of all kinds of unhealthy chemicals. Just take a look at the back of the box. How many of the ingredients can you actually read? How many of them sound like whole foods? We know this, you know this. It sometimes means just taking sometime over a weekend or day-off and do some meal preparation. It has been proven that the act of meal planning and preparation has contributed significantly to fat-loss.
Yes the microwavable foods may be “easier” but, the level of fats, sodium and sugars are extremely high. Furthermore many of these dinners that people eat in one sitting on their own are actually three or more servings. Read the labels carefully. In other words that means that you’ve eaten three times the amount – meaning you’re getting much, much more fat than you think if you just skimmed the ingredients.
High Calorie Drinks
Fizzy Drinks, Sodas and some “Natural” Fruit Juices are among the biggest sources of sugar and extraneous sugars in the standard diet. Sometimes it takes just a simple look at the label to see some of the hidden sugars which then convert to fat in our bodies. Again serving size here is also important as generally we consume more than the recommended serving, and they are choc full of empty calories.
Another common offender is caffeine. Coffee itself has very few calories. However, once you add in the milk or cream plus the sugar, it suddenly becomes a high calorie drink. Even worse are drinks like our favorite Latte, Cappuccino or Frappuchino. These extremely high calorie drinks don’t “feel” as if you have consumed a meal, but can often contain just as many calories.
Consider then, using one part of juice to two or three parts of water as your personal juice mix.
Finally, processed meats are also poor choices if you want to lose weight. It’s often the fattiest parts, blended skin, various parts that couldn’t be sold separately, all mixed with copious amounts of fat and salt. Additionally, these processed meats are usually full of preservatives, chemicals and other additives.
Eating a sausage might not seem that different than eating a lean cut of chicken on the surface. but the sausage cannot replace or compare the the lean cut of meat. As much as possible it would prove beneficial to stick to lean, whole meats and avoid processed meats.
Fewer calories would be consumed and you’ll be eating healthier overall.
These are foods that we can start our fat loss journey by eliminating in order to reduce our caloric intake as well as to help lose weight. The act of doing this will be challenging as these foods are very common and easily available. Therefore it takes deliberate effort in our determination to lose weight, and if we can create a buddy system or engage with a personal trainer we can get going. A qualified nutritionist who can also calculate our required calorie requirements and suitable meal can keep us on track.
These guys will keep it varied such that our palate isn’t mundane, but can still be tasty. Sometimes that is what keeps us going back to those three major foods – they have a special taste, and therefore we have to re-train our taste-buds.
We recommend that this be coupled with a structured fitness and fat-loss routine.