What not to eat on a diet.
Diet products labeled as “low calorie” or “fat free” designed for people who want to lose weight.
However, many diet products can bring your waistline more harm than good. Experts have compiled a list of dietary products that are considered beneficial to health, but can actually lead to weight gain.
Frozen yogurt. Frozen yogurt is a popular dessert, which is considered healthier than ice cream. Because frozen yogurt is often associated with health, it is often consumed in excessive amounts. Besides the fact that you can overdo it with the consumption of frozen yoghurt, tempting sweet toppings on offer in most of these products can additionally fill your dessert calories and sugar. To keep the consumption of these desserts under control, choose the smallest portion of yogurt and give preference to products that contain fresh fruit, unsweetened coconut and nuts.
Protein bars. Many people rely on protein bars for quick and easy increase energy levels. Some protein bars are really healthy and nutritious, others contain a lot of calories, sugar and artificial ingredients.
Sports drinks. Sports drinks can be useful for athletes and those who participate in prolonged intense training sessions. However, these drinks are simply not necessary for the average person. Sports drinks can be full of sugar and can contribute to excess calorie consumption. In addition, any type of sweet drink can improve blood sugar levels, which can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain. For example, in a study that examined data on more than 7500 children and adolescents, it was noted that those who regularly drank sports drinks, weighed significantly more than their peers.
Sushi. Sushi can be healthy or unhealthy depending on what they contain. The rolls filled with ingredients such as shrimp tempura or sweet sauces, a lot of calories. Select sushi rolls contain healthy ingredients such as fresh vegetables, avocado, fresh fish or shrimp on the grill, and give preference to brown rice, not white to increase fiber intake.
Smoothies and protein shakes. While some smoothies and protein shakes are nutritious and extremely healthy, others are rife with calories and sugar. For example, some smoothies contain almost 14 teaspoons (55 grams) of sugar in just one bottle (450 ml). Moreover, some protein shakes contain almost 400 calories per bottle (450 ml). Smoothies and protein shakes can easily consume too quickly, stuffing your body with excessive calories and sugar.
Ready-made salads. Salads containing fiber-rich vegetables, can be a very good options of food, contributing to weight loss. On the other hand, salads, flavored high-calorie salad dressing or unhealthy ingredients are not good choices for weight loss. Pre-cooked in stores or restaurants, fast food salads can contain a very large amount of calories, sugar and unhealthy fats.
Fresh juices. Many people drink freshly squeezed juices from fruits, vegetables or combinations thereof, to improve health or lose weight. Although not all juices have high levels of sugar and calories, most fruit juices are not. Regular consumption of fresh fruit juice can contribute to excess calorie consumption that can lead to weight gain.
Flavored coffee. It is well known that caffeine acts as a mild appetite suppressant, which causes many people to increase the level of coffee consumption while trying to lose weight. Although coffee has many useful properties, you should refrain from drinking certain coffee drinks when trying to lose weight. Many of these drinks, including latte, coffee frappe and cappuccino, contain large amounts of sugar and calories. Despite the fact that daily consumption of lattes might seem harmless, sweet coffee can sabotage your efforts on weight loss.
Granola. Granola is a Breakfast dish which is loved by many health conscious people. Granola may contain nutritious ingredients such as oats, nuts, seeds and coconut, but many of them contain sugar. To control the consumption of sugar, prefer granola that contains no more than 6 grams of sugar per serving. Even better make your own granola at home, baking oats, cinnamon, nuts, coconut, coconut oil and dried at a low temperature.
Dried fruits. Dried fruits are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Because dried fruit is smaller and sweeter than fresh fruit, they can easily be consumed in too large quantities. In addition, portions of dried fruit contains more sugar and calories than an equal amount of fresh fruit. Fresh fruits are a healthier option.
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