40 Foods You Must Avoid If You Want To Lose Weight

Trying to lose weight? Know all the tricks in the book and still nothing? Hey there readers and welcome back to Healthy Mind — Think Big! Weight loss is not child’s play. The journey to your desired weight starts with making dietary changes. Cutting back on foods high in fat plays a major role in dropping those extra calories. Losing weight is a combination of eating nutritious food, being physically active, and knowing what to avoid like those foods high in fat with empty calories. With so many options it’s difficult to make the right choice. Where do you start? No more chips? What about meats and desserts?

Here are 40 foods that you must avoid if you want to lose weight.

Sugary Beverages: Sugary drinks are basically beverages that contain added sweeteners and flavors. These include soda, tonic, fruit punch, energy drinks, and more. A single tablespoon contains about 4 grams of sugar. A typical can of soda contains 7 to 10 tablespoons of sugar. Swap your can of soda with a glass of lemon water for accelerating weight loss. Which beverage do you prefer? Tell us in the comments!

Potato Chips: Potato chips contain extra flavoring, additives, fat, and sugar. Out of all the fat-causing offenders, potato chips are the worst! Along with a dangerous amount of sodium, a bag of chips is also high in trans fat. This leads to obesity along with heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Go for healthy snacks like celery, kale chips, dark chocolate, or apple slices with peanut butter!

Processed Meats: Obesity and weight gain is directly linked to processed meats which include sausages, salami, beef jerky, and canned meat. They contain many different combinations of irresistible and delicious flavors, additives, and fat which usually makes people overeat. They lack fiber, protein, vitamins, and other essential nutrients. So if you are looking to ditch a few pounds then processed meats are a no-go!

White Rice: Rice is a staple food for half of Earth’s population. Easy to cook, and versatile, it’s packed with calories. A single cup of rice contains 200 calories which is a disaster for someone looking to lose weight. When compared to brown rice, white rice is stripped off its vitamins and minerals during the refining process. Filled with carbs, this food should be avoided at all costs or replaced with unprocessed brown rice.

Sugary Cereal: Sugar equals fat. Cereal is one of the most overlooked foods to avoid for weight loss. Added sugars found in cereal, candy and other baked goods contribute to weight gain. If not taken care of in the early stages it can cause diabetes, chronic heart conditions, and obesity. Looking to replace cereal? Go for whole grain-based cereals that digest easily and quickly.

Diet Soda: How can something with diet in its name contribute to weight gain? Low calorie doesn’t mean low sugar content. In the long run, artificial and refined sugar causes weight gain. Drinking zero-calorie, sweetened drinks confuses the body because it expects the calories that aren’t actually there. This causes it to increase insulin and sugar levels leading to fat storage and eventually contributing to weight gain.

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