Sacrifices need to be made in order to look great. Your overall well-being not only your figure is endangered by the things you have to give up. What will enable you to commit to a healthy lifestyle and dieting and to allow you to be in your best shape for as long as you live is giving up to the following food for good:
The sugar which is bad for you and which should be avoided is the kind that comes in plastic such as coarse, liquid white, confectioners, brown or any of these types. You should try using stevia or pure honey if you like taking your tea, coffee or any beverage with sweetness. Also consuming sugar from fruit is fine.
- Bottled salad dressings
Bloating, hypertension and even heart disease is caused by sodium which is contained in many of these ready to use salad dressings. Make your own salad dressing at home using healthy vegetable oil instead or choose those that are low in sodium.
Avoid margarine because it is full of trans-fat which is a type of unsaturated fat. This kind of fat not only expands your waistline but it also increases the level of bad cholesterol and increases the risk of heart disease.
You should give up soda too. The notion that avoiding regular soda and choosing the diet one is incorrect. Switching to diet soda has shown no positive results in slimming down – on the contrary those who consumed beverages without or low on calories thought that it’s all right to eat more which resulted in gaining weight.
- Microwave popcorn
The thing that makes popcorn bad for you is butter-flavoured popcorn for microwave which contains 600 calories and 24 grams of fat per bag. Bronchiolitis obliterans, also known as popcorn lung, can be caused by inhaling the artificial buttering flavour diacetyl, what makes things even worse. Air-popped popcorn, on the other hand, is good for you.
- Deli meat
This kind of meat is high in saturated fats. Because of nitrates, contained by many of types of it, it is linked to diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. So give up deli meat and choose, lean beef cuts, turkey, fish, legumes and chicken, which are excellent sources of protein.
- Donuts and bagels
Your blood glucose levels could spike and produce a feeling of hunger to you because a bagel has a high glycaemic index. Bagels laden with sugar are practically donuts, so the end result is the same. So choose oatmeal, fresh fruit or wheat bread in the morning.
- Refined carbohydrates
The refined carbohydrates can cause an increase in blood sugar, and they can also make you feel exhausted or hungry. So avoid things that come in a box such as chips, cookies, crackers, pretzels or the like.
So clear your kitchen and refrigerator out of the things named above if you intend to lose weight and maintain your good figure. You will be glad for getting rid of these unhealthy products once your figure is complemented by your friends and family.