When starting a weight loss journey, one of the first questions that pop up is which foods to avoid when trying to lose weight. It is important to assess exactly what your diet consists of currently, and make adjustments towards a healthier lifestyle.
In this article, we will give a brief breakdown of which foods to avoid and whether or not you can never eat those foods again.
What Foods to Avoid to Lose Weight
There are a number of foods that one should avoid or at least cut down on when you are trying to lose weight. Not only do these foods prevent you from losing weight, but they are also generally bad for your health and can cause negative side effects other than weight gain.
- Sugar: Added sugar found in foods such as ice cream, chocolate, or fizzy drinks is extremely high in calories and does not have the added nutrient found in natural sugar sources such as fruit. You will be surprised how many products contain high amounts of added sugar which is why it is advisable to always check the label.
- Refined Carbs: Similar to added sugar, refined carbs have been processed to the point where all the natural fibre, minerals and vitamins have been lost. Therefore avoiding foods such as bread (especially white bread), white rice, pasta, and the like is so important.
- Processed Food: All processed foods including sausages, pies, vegetarian patties and more can actually negatively affect your body’s ability to burn calories effectively. This is why they should be avoided as much as possible.
- Alcohol: While alcohol is a beverage and not a food it is important to avoid it or at least try and stick to alcohol that is lower in calories. The reason why alcohol should be avoided when trying to lose weight is that it prevents your body from burning fat effectively and can actually make you feel hungry.
Ultimately the best approach to take when trying to lose weight is to try and stick to fresh produce that you have prepared yourself, as you know exactly what goes into your meal.
What We Should Not Eat to Lose Weight?
When we use the word “not” it immediately sparks an all-or-nothing mentality. When we restrict ourselves completely we often start feeling deprived which leads to binge eating. This is why Slender Wonder has formulated a balanced diet where you still can enjoy all your favourite foods. The only difference is that you will now be enjoying them in moderation.
Contact a Slender Wonder medical practitioner to find out how you can improve your diet while still feeling satisfied!