Unless you look like Kendall Jenner or Beyonce, there’s probably an area on your body you wouldn’t mind refining. Here’s a list of five foods that may be sabotaging your ability to lose the extra lbs. Cut them out and let the magic happen. 🙂
Soda: Soda is refined sugar in liquid form. And sugar, as we know, turns into fat. So whether you are eating it in the form of M&M’s or drinking it in the form of Coke, it most definitely isn’t helping your love handle situation. And before you say, “but I drink diet!” it’s just as bad, if not worse. Stick with water or natural seltzer.
Meals in the frozen section: You know how we say, “avoid processed foods as much as possible.” Well, when it comes to frozen dinners, don’t touch them. I don’t care if it’s a “Lean Cuisine,” it still contains preservatives and about a days worth of sodium. So even though some people may eat these things and lose weight based strictly on cutting calories, there’s really nothing good for you in that cardboard box. Make the same meal yourself, you’ll feel better and your body will thank you 🙂
Alcohol: Listen, there’s nothing like a good glass of red after a long day, or a perfectly made dirty martini. But alcohol still has calories, and they add up pretty quickly on a night out. Plus, when we drink we tend to overeat. 3am pizza? You’re not ordering that when you’re sober…
Brand name cereal: We’re talking Raisin Bran, Special K, Kellog’s Smart Start and Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Granola. They sound pretty healthy, but go ahead actually ready their nutrition label. Most of these cereals (and we’re not even talking about Frosted Flakes), are high in sugar, low in protein and fiber, and don’t really offer that much in the nutrition department. Plus, a serving size is like 3/4 of a cup. No one eats 3/4 of a cup of cereal. Let’s be real. If you can’t give up your favorite cereal, trying sprinkling it on top of plain greek yogurt for a filling breakfast with a satisfying crunch 🙂
Protein bars: Most of the protein bars out there taste like chalky candy bars, because that’s what they are. Eating a bar that has 10 grams of protein, but 22 grams of sugar, is kind of like eating broccoli covered in cheese sauce. Toss the bars and grab a handful of nuts or make a shake with plant-based protein.
And always remember, first and foremost, to eat for your health and love yourself no matter what 🙂