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These 10 foods are your biggest enemies if you are trying to lose weight
Many of us struggle to achieve weight loss. We are always in search of new kind of diet and exercise regime which will make our weight loss journey easy and effective. Before following anything blindly we need to understand the impact of calories on our body. If we understand the difference between good and bad calories, it will be easier for us to achieve weight loss goal.
If you are serious about weight loss you need to choose healthy food. Healthy food may not be tasty and there are many foods which serves no purpose other than to satisfy your taste bud. Here are 10 foods who are your biggest enemies so far as your weight loss journey is concerned.
White bread tops the list of foods you should avoid. This means you need to avoid toast, sandwiches and rolls. Commercially available ready-made bread based foods are often packed with excess salt and sugar. They serve no purpose in our weight loss goal. Apart from that, breads are only filler food and you feel hungry after some time. If you are fond of bread you should opt for the whole-grain version.
Contrary to the popular belief the low-fat foods are not actually a healthy choice. Often, low-fat foods are added with excess sugar to compensate the loss of taste because of loss of flavour. The excess sugar is processed by the body in a different manner and they are actually converted into fat. Also, because of the terminology “low-fat food”, people tend to overeat them. We need to avoid this trap of low-fat foods.
If you are suffering from high blood pressure and high cholesterol you should strictly avoid any kind of fried food. However healthy food item is, if you fry it, it does not remain healthy. In the process of frying, foods mostly lose a good amount of nutrients. You should opt for the healthier versions which are baked or boiled.
Most of the juices contain huge amount of added sugar. Rather than buying juice from outside you should try to make juice at home by squeezing the fruit. Even if you are making juice at home, you should be careful about the natural sugar content in the fruit. If you are fond of fruit, it is healthy to eat the whole fruit instead of consuming them in the form of juices.
Popcorn is a healthy option but if you are purchasing off the shelf versions which can be put into microwave directly, you should be careful. The chemicals present in the microwave bag can cause thyroid problems. Not only that, they may contain huge amount of salt and butter. Instead make popcorn for yourself in the stove and avoid putting butter in it.
Avoid salad dressings. They make our healthy salad unhealthy within no time. Many of the salad dressings are having huge amount of added sugar, salt and many other empty calories. If you are fond of salad dressings, you may add oil based dressing which will enhance the taste.
Sugar-free foods are often not good for your health. There will be less calories but the substitute sweeteners may be increasing your insulin level.
You should strictly avoid candy bars. They are full of sugar and empty calories. They will not satiate your hunger and you will soon feel the need of other foods within no time. If you need to have a snack, consider the foods which will make you feel fuller.
Coffee in general helps you in boosting your metabolism and help you to burn fat. But when you add cream, sugar and other ingredients, it becomes unhealthy. If you are fond of coffee, you should try to consume it in the black form which will help you to lose weight.
Many of us like hot pizza. These are extremely unhealthy because of the presence of processed foods like meat etc. Apart from that, highly refined flour is used in this process. You should be aware about the huge amount of calories you are consuming even by consuming are single slice of pizza. It does not have any nutritional value. If you are fond of pizza you should make it at home with healthy ingredients.