Foods That Sabotage Weight Loss
We’ve all been there… You’re putting so much effort into your diet but you are getting zero results! Talk about killing your motivation…
To prevent this, here are 5 sabotaging foods that kill your weight loss and the diet to get back on track!
“Diet foods” to watch out for…
Many people have found themselves in this situation… They work hard, kill themselves to stick to their diet plan, turn down the awesome donuts in the breakroom… And they still don’t see any significant weight loss.
While their hopes may be high, their scale isn’t going down… What the heck?!?!
In reality, the problem isn’t due to motivation or effort. Your failed diet because of certain foods you were eating… Ones that aren’t diet foods at all!
Because it is a huge multi-billion dollar industry, many companies market products as healthy while they could potentially hurt your diet! So what are these foods you might ask?
Check out these 5 “diet foods” you should drop out of your diet immediately.
Sound counter-intuitive? You really need to check the food labels closely for any products marketed as ‘fat free’. While they might be fat free, what did they add in its place?
In many instances, the fat has been substituted with loads of sugar.
With sugar used in so many foods today, this massive sugar consumption can be worse for you than fat – which is often needed in your diet for you body to function properly!
Building off of the previous unhealthy “diet food”, fruit juice can also ruin your health.
The amount of sugars in this many fruit juices is amazing. In some instances, it can be more than a soda. This goes back to looking at the nutritional labels. Don’t be fooled by the label “fruit”, which can simply mean fruit flavoring…with a huge dose of sugar!
Make your own or buy only 100% fruit juices!
Despite their prevalence on the shelves in the health food section and their inclusion in many diet plans, protein bars may be killing your diet. Eating more protein is a great way to get great results, but be sure to look a little closer.
Why? The word of this article is “sugar”. Most protein bars contain over 15 grams of sugar. With some having up to 40 grams.
Yup, that makes them glorified chocolate bars!
There are a few healthy options out that there with a few grams of sugar, so be sure to read those labels!
Fruit Flavored Yogurt
Yogurt in general is usually high on every dieters list, but the fruit flavored varieties are essentially sugar pills! While they are heavily marketed as a go-to diet food, check the sugar content!
You’ll probably be surprised to find they can contain 15+ grams of sugar per serving. And if they are sugar-free, they contain harmful artificial sweeteners.
Next time go for plain Greek yogurt and toss in a few berries for flavor.
The final “diet food” on our list sounds incredibly healthy…
The bad news is the store-bought version is usually coated with sugary syrup to increase its shelf life and taste – once again check the nutrition labels.
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Unfortunately many dieters are blissfully unaware of these five problem foods. They just don’t know any better!
It can all be incredibly confusing if you are trying to figure it out yourself…
Let’s drop the confusion and drop these sugar-laden “diet foods”! Start taking control of your nutrition and healthy weight loss will follow – You got this!
Josh Anderson (M.S.) is the founder and editor of DIY Active – your at home fitness source! He enjoys blending the latest science and expert advice with health practices to help you exercise smarter. He enjoys providing as much free content as possible to help you get fitness results at home! Did we miss any ultimate health tips? Let us know!
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