Food items are both a source of energy and calories. “Too much of anything is good for nothing.” Therefore, one must be cautious in what type of food items they eat regularly and in what quantities. To lose weight is a tiresome process and requires a strict diet to be maintained. Here are some of the food items that one must avoid in case, you need to lose weight.
1. BAKED FOODS
Baked foods are a source of greater sugars along with fructose, which induces people to get hungry easily and therefore makes them eat more, especially dishes rich in sugar. Food items like cookies, pastries, premade desserts and the like are all termed as baked foods, which contains a type of fat, called the ‘trans fat’, which leads to obesity. Processed foods contain more Trans fats through Partially Hydrogenated Oils (PHOs), which should be removed, to reduce heart attacks and even deaths. Several studies have made so as to prove that baked foods are a mere source of inducing hunger for more sugary food items and processed foods. Both, sugar coated dishes and processed foods are a source of calories, which will induce weight. Therefore, one must should avoid such baked items at any cost.
2. CHIPS AND CRACKERS
Processed foods are bad for health for it causes obesity and also heart-issues. Chips and crackers are also a type of processed foods, which are high in calories. These also contain other things like fats, salts and sugar, which again leads to obesity. These food items are addictive and can never be removed from one’s favourite snack list, that easily. These cause health issues too, therefore these should be avoided so as to reduce weight. Otherwise, any steps towards reducing weight will be in vain. To have alternatives to such chips and crackers, one can find comfort in toasted nuts / in carrots / apples and such healthy food items.
Drinking alcohol is not a dangerous thing, but being a regular drinker or an addict to it, causes health issues, for alcohol consists of more calories than carbs and protein. Even though there’s 7 calories in 1 gram of alcohol, it’s still not evident about how it acts as a factor for weight gains. However, being only a social drinker relates to reduced weight gains but being an addict to it, will lead to complicated health issues and weight gains in the first place. Alcohol like Beer, is a prominent means to gain weight, therefore, if you are on a diet to lose weight, make sure you are induced to have such alcohol in large volumes.
Pizzas, in general, are a means to weight gains, for they are rich in calories and cheese. Therefore, Pizza is termed as a ‘fast food’, which should be totally avoided in terms of weight loss. It’s not the cheese that makes Pizzas an unhealthy food item, but its other unhealthy ingredients like processed meat and refined flour, which further adds to more weight gains. Refined flour contains a lot of sugar, which makes one eat a lot of it, thereby leading to weight gains. Even processed meats are a great source of unhealthy fats and calories, therefore, it is mandatory to avoid Pizzas to stay on a diet and to lose weight. However, Pizzas can be an addictive material, in such cases, you can make a healthier one at home, by using healthier ingredients.
5. SUGARY DRINKS
First of all, sugars add to more weight gains while sugary drinks add to health issues too. Beverages like sodas are one of the unhealthiest foods on the planet which brings in diabetics to many and other health issues too. These liquid sugar drinks contain more calories than it sounds, as liquids will never make you feel full / like solid items. This will induce you to take more food, which will lead to additional weight gains, for after liquids, one must tend to intake more solids. Now, instead of compensating for the soda’s calories, you will make sure to take in more of solid fats. Therefore, it is necessary to leave the sugary drinks completely, if you need to lose weight.
6. WHITE PASTA AND BREAD
These food items are high in calories and carbohydrates, which makes it unhealthy food items. Also being rich in calories, these are less in fibre, protein and other nutrients. White pasta and bread are made with the wrong, unhealthy ingredients, which can be substituted by healthy modes of making them. For example, Wheat-grain varieties of Pasta are a healthy means of tasting kinds of pasta, for it contains more fibre and proteins than calories and carbohydrates. Even wheat pieces of bread are famous for its health benefits than white bread. If you’re planning to lose weight, make sure you do not use these white portions of pasta or loaves of bread, instead use wheat food items, so as to stay healthy and to eliminate the unhealthy source of food items.
7. SWEET YOGURT
These yogurts are mostly sweet and though termed as a food-item with low fat, they still have high sugar contents which makes it an unhealthy food item, as sugars leads to obesity and more hunger for sugary foods. Only the sweet or honey based yogurts are unhealthy, for its high sugar contents, but the other varieties of yogurts are considerably healthy only. In fact, yogurts like the Greek Yogurt is known for weight loss. You need to be make sure that you read the ingredients before you buy any food item. In case of Yogurts, even when it is termed as fat-free, that is when it will contain more sugars, which should be avoided for weight loss. Therefore, sweet yogurts should be avoided, for its high sugar levels.
8. PROCESSED MEAT
Meat is the general source of fats, which should be reduced if consumed on a larger scale. However, when such meats are processed and are sold out to the public for consumption, they are even more dangerous and will definitely lead to obesity, and many more health issues. What are processed meats? Any meat that is dried / smoked/ fermented/ canned/ preserved, all fall into this category. Food items like hotdogs, salami, jerky, bacon and the like are all processed food items which should be avoided, for they have high salt contents and low nutritional levels. This processed meat can also cause cancer. That’s how dangerous these food items are. Therefore, it is a necessity to stop consuming all these processed meat, to stay healthy and to lose weight.
9. COFFEE DRINKS
The most important element in any coffee drink is the presence of caffeine in it, which adds to your metabolism and burning fats in your body. These coffee drinks are not only made of such healthy caffeine but also with creams and sugars, which overthrows their negative effects on caffeine’s positive effects. These high-calorie coffee drinks are more dangerous than sodas, for, they are both with high sugar levels and calories too. Therefore, if you are a coffee lover and if you want to lose weight, it is better to prefer black coffee, without any creams and with less sugar. By this means, you can fulfil both your wishes.
Hamburgers are also a type of fast-food that one can easily get addicted too. But these burgers from the restaurants are more dangerous and are full of calories and unhealthy fat which will lead to weight gains / obesity. Having them once in a month, won’t affect anybody in any harsh way, but having them as a regular meal will make you prone to severe health issues and weight gains. However, if these hamburgers are made at home, with healthy ingredients apart from processed meat and cheese, then they can comparatively be a healthy dish. Even fried foods that are consumed along with these hamburgers are to be avoided so as to lose weight.
Today’s diet leads to obesity, heart problems and other health issues, rather than being a source of energy for humans. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to the food items one consumes and this has to be followed mandatory if one wants to lose weight. It should also be noted that losing weight is not about starving, it’s about having healthy meals in a quite reduced manner.
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