This article is about to slap you in the face and completely change the way you think about dieting.
Are you aware of the significance of the following statement?
If you’ve been following a fat loss and exercise plan, the chances are that you’ve done your research and spent time determining the best foods to include in your diet plan.
You’ve arrived at this point and have sorted everything out; all that remains is to put it all into action, and voila! SUCCESS!
However, will this be true?
If this were true, how come so many people’s diets fail repeatedly?
One of the primary reasons people fail at diets is the misconception that certain foods are healthy. They believe, incorrectly, that these ostensibly healthy foods will help them lose weight.
When they do not achieve the desired results, they become frustrated and begin to wonder if it is all worth it. And eventually, completely give up.
Are you the one pictured?
It’s time to reconsider the foods you might include in your diet and determine whether you’re better off without them.
Diet is a critical component of weight loss success, and if you make some critical mistakes during this process, you will undoubtedly be at a disadvantage.
Therefore, let us begin by reviewing some of the most common “healthy foods” that you should immediately eliminate!
Problem Fruit Juice is the most consumed food in the world.
How frequently do you consume fruit juice under the misguided belief that it is beneficial to your health?
We are all aware that a varied diet should include a variety of fruits and vegetables. However, do we believe that fruit juice is also a necessary component of a weight-loss strategy?
If that is your belief, it is time to rethink it.
The issue with fruit juice is that it lacks the fibre found in whole fruits (the majority of fibre is found in the skin), but it is also high in calories.
When compared to regular soda, it has a similar calorie count.
- Are you planning to incorporate soda into your diet?
- None, I believe. Why, then, would fruit juice be included?
While it contains some nutrients that make it slightly healthier than soda, it does not make a difference in terms of calories consumed versus calories expended when it comes to weight loss.
Drink water or green tea if you’re thirsty. Green tea is high in antioxidants, which promote overall health and may help boost your metabolism slightly.
Cereal bars are the second issue food.
Once again, here is another food that people believe is a suitable substitute for breakfast. They contain between 120 and 180 calories and are low in fat, with the added benefit of being made with real fruit.
In this situation, how could you possibly lose?
The disadvantage of cereal bars is that they are made with refined flour and contain very little protein.
They contain about a gramme or two of protein and a gramme or two of fat on average.
What happens, then, when you consume a high-carbohydrate, low-protein, and low-fat diet?
Your blood glucose levels skyrocket.
When this occurs, your body will go into overdrive to store body fat, and when your blood sugar levels drop as the sugar is stored as fat, you will experience cravings and hunger.
These cereal bars will not suffice as a snack. As a snack, pair some grain bread with an organic peanut bar. This has a higher proportion of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and fats. Smoothie with Fruit
Fruit smoothies are a popular beverage and fruit juice that many people substitute for a healthier option.
They are made with a majority of healthy ingredients, but contain an excessive number of calories.
Roller-Coaster of Blood Sugars
As with fruit juice, they are high in sugar, which can cause a spike in blood sugar followed by a crash.
While they do contain some protein and occasionally fat, this is insufficient to offset the slight increase in blood sugar when considering the total amount of carbs.
Additionally, many fruit smoothies contain full-fat ice cream, frozen yoghurt, and other less-than-natural ingredients.