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Top 5 foods to avoid to lose weight fast

  1. 1. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight fastTop 5 Foods to AVOID to loseweight fastThe key to achieving and maintaining weight loss is to never eat more than you canexpend. As soon as you start eating more calories than you burn, your body will startstoring the excess into body fat.Remember you are 80% your diet and only 20% exercise. So playing close attentionto what you put in your mouth, will directly affect your fat loss.The keyword here is “foods to avoid” rather than “foods never to eat”. The last thingyou want to do is become obsessive of what you should and should not eat whentrying to lose fat. The only exception to this rule is if you are allergic or intolerant toany food.Nevertheless, there are some unhealthy foods which you must avoid, if you want toattain and maintain a flat belly and your dream figure. Moderation is the key here.Remember, you can still eat these foods and enjoy them (during an occasional cheatmeal) and maintain a lean body.Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weightfast1. Page 1 of 6
  2. 2. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight fastImage courtesy of Tina Phillips at FreeDigitalPhotos.netEvery time you eat sugar, your blood glucose levels rise quickly. This causes yourpancreas to release insulin. Insulin is a hormone, which signals your body to storefat. So more sugar you eat, higher your blood glucose levels, more insulin release,longer you stay in fat storage mode.Refined, concentrated sugar consumed in large amounts rapidly increases bloodglucose and insulin levels, increases triglycerides, inflammatory mediators andoxygen radicals, and with them, the risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease andother chronic illnesses.Sugar contains very little nutritional value; these calories can easily get stored asbody fat if you do not watch your consumption closely. Moreover, sugar is addictive.Sugar-containing foods in their natural form, whole fruit, for example, tend to behighly nutritious—nutrient-dense, high in fiber, and low in glycemic load.AVOID:All processed, refined sugar be it form of table sugar (sucrose), high fructose cornsyrup etc.Replace it with:natural sweeteners like raw honey, stevia or go sugar free!2. Page 2 of 6
  3. 3. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight fastImage courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat at FreeDigitalPhotos.netRead: How Gluten makes you fat, even if you don’t have celiacGluten gives you a puffy look. Not all carbohydrates are bad, but avoiding wheat (agluten containing grain) may help you shed those stubborn pounds and bring youcloser to the body of your dreams. Gluten is constipating and inflammatory, whichleads to weight gain plus other health issues.AVOID:Common gluten containing foods include bread (including whole wheat), pasta,pizza, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pancakes. Always read labels and avoid gluten/wheat.Replace it with:Brown rice, quinoa, millet, organic corn and other non gluten containing grains3. Sugary beverages - Fruit Juice / Soda Page 3 of 6
  4. 4. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight fastphoto credit: FoodBev PhotosWhile fruit is indeed good for you, - full of fiber and vitamins and minerals, when thesugar in fruit is concentrate in juice, the sugar levels can become high andpotentially unhealthy.Vegetable juices are definitely better choice than fruits juice. And always load up onwater to avoid getting any calories from your drinks. Don’t drink your calories.Limiting your sugary beverage intake may be even more important than solid foodsin a weight-loss plan.AVOID:All fruits juices and soda pops such as Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, etcReplace it with:Vegetable juice, unsweetened herbal teas, pure filtered water4. Artificial credit: Page 4 of 6
  5. 5. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight fastSince their discovery, the safety of artificial sweeteners has been controversial.Artificial sweeteners provide the sweetness of sugar without the calories. Eventhough artificial sweeteners do not raise your blood sugar, their safety isquestionable. I would personally avoid them just to be safe.AVOID:Nutrasweet, Equal, Sweet N Low, Sweet Twin, Sugar Twin, Splenda, Sunett & SweetOne etc.Replace it with:Stevia, natural sweetener like raw honey or go sugar free.5. Deep Fried Foodsphoto credit: Domzy94Deep fried foods are tasty, but they are definitely not healthy. Fried foods areunhealthy because they tend to be high in fat and calories. Deep frying also robs thefood of its nutrients. Partially hydrogenated oils are unhealthy as they contain Page 5 of 6
  6. 6. Top 5 Foods to AVOID to lose weight Page 6 of 6French fries, potato fries, onion rings, fried fish, breaded chicken etcReplace it with:grilled foods, pan fried foods, stir fries, saladsConclusionIn the end , balance is important. For most healthy exercising people, a sweet snackor a deep fried treat is not the end of the world, be it potato chips, fries, chocolatetruffle, an ice cream cone, or indeed, a glass of fruit juice! However, overdoing onthese foods may halt your fat loss efforts or even lead to weight gain. So be mindfulwhen eating these kinds of foods and minimise their intake.Read: How to practice mindful eating to lose weight