It’s easy to feel defeated when you have been so committed to losing weight and yet not see the results. Laboring for months, preparing food, working out, and dieting can take a toll on one’s psyche. And when the desired outcome is not there, it’s easy to literally just thrown in the towel.
Unknown to many, there are in fact a lot of food items that are secret and silent weight loss saboteurs. These food items are even worse because they are labelled as the good stuff, often coming with words such as ‘natural’, ‘low fat’, and even ‘healthy’. To really win the battle of the bulge, there is a need to eradicate these food items once and for all.
Here is the list of the worse metabolism-killing foods to take note of:
Canola oil and other vegetable oils.
Love cooking with canola? That may be the main reason you are not just losing weight, but also getting sick. Majority of the contents of a bottle of canola oil are made from genetically modified organisms, making them the creation of repeated exposure to the most toxic chemicals in farming. The heavy processing of canola oils makes its safety questionable.
Cooking with canola and other vegetable oils puts your body in inflammation mode, making it the worst thing to do for your health. Science Daily cites an analysis published in Canadian Medical Association Journal, which suggests that “some vegetable oils that claim to be healthy may actually increase the risk of heart disease.” Instead, go for other oils such as olive oil or coconut oil, which has proven itself in several studies as anti-bacterial and anti-viral, placing your health at the forefront aside from helping you lose weight.
Protein bars or granola bars
These bars are a perceived godsend to dieters due to their convenience and fruit and nut content. But in reality, these bars are just as bad as eating a bar of chocolate. It contains high fructose sugar syrup and can really make your blood sugar shoot up, especially if you are working out. What it does is it fools your body into thinking you are already full, but in reality you just ate empty calories, like you would chips, candy, and pizza.
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The best way to get instant energy is to stock up on complex carbohydrates which you can easily carry with you such as sweet potato or quinoa. Complex carbs help you throughout the day by regulating your blood sugar and pressure, which then helps you last longer throughout the day.
Fruit juices are the worst among all diet saboteurs as these trick you into thinking you are doing yourself good since they’re made of fruit. The truth is, fruit is no longer what it used to be in bottled juice form. There is no more fiber, plus there are often loads of artificial sweeteners and flavoring.
If you really want to lose the pounds, load up on water. Drinking at least two liters a day revs up your system and detoxes you so well in ways you never know is possible. If you can’t drink water straight up, adding in some mint or lemon makes the whole process of hydrating more exciting.
You can also prepare your own fat-burning juice recipes, if you crave for flavor but want something that’s truly nourishing and healthy.
Take note of these three and find the pounds melt away!