Many people think that if they exercise long and hard enough, they will achieve their ideal weight. While it may help, it won’t necessarily be enough to reach your goals. Ever heard the saying about abs being made in the kitchen, not in the gym? Eating clean and healthy is the real secret to losing weight fast. You could spend hours in the gym every day, but still not achieve the results you desire just because you’re not eating properly. I want to highlight the top foods to avoid on a diet.
We all know we should be eating more fruit, vegetables, lean meat and whole grains etc. but what are some of the foods you should avoid if you want to lose weight quickly?
The following are the top 3 – cut these out and you’ll start to see some serious results:
- Processed foods are your greatest enemy when it comes to dieting. These are the kind of foods you find in your local supermarket in cans, jars or packages. They may be convenient and easy to cook quickly, but they can be detrimental to your health. Usually, processed foods are high in calories, sugar, salt, additives, preservatives and other chemicals that can sabotage any diet. Natural and perishable foods are much healthier for you, are lower in calories, and easier for your body to digest.
- Avoid fried foods. This means no more takeaways and fast foods. Fried food such as fries, burgers, fried chicken etc. are extremely high in calories, can raise your cholesterol levels, raise your blood insulin level, and even your blood pressure. There are very few healthy options at your local takeaway or fast food joint so it’s better to avoid them altogether. Regular consumption of fried foods can lead to all sorts of health complications in the long run.
- Avoid high caffeine drinks such as coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Energy drinks are especially bad for you as they are very high in sugar and additives. Although many people consume them in the gym, what they don’t realise is they are sabotaging their weight loss efforts instead of helping. Drink plenty of pure water (at least 8 glasses a day) – this will help to keep you feeling full, keep you hydrated, will cleanse your body of toxins, and best of all it contains zero carbs and calories!
So these are the top 3 foods you should avoid at all costs if you’re on a diet. This isn’t easy, particularly if you’ve picked up some poor eating habits over the years. However, there are weight loss aids out there that can help you to achieve your goals. A good quality, natural diet pill should have appetite suppressant qualities, curb the typical sugar and junk food cravings, and help to burn fat faster.
What would you suggest as the top foods to avoid on a diet?