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10 foods that sabotage weight loss

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10 foods that sabotage weight loss
10 foods that sabotage weight loss

10 foods that sabotage weight loss

Thanks to confusing labels and unearned reputations, it’s difficult to really know what is good for you and what isn’t. Items which bear a health ‘halo’ or labels like “low-fat”, “low sodium” are actually the ones you need to watch out for. The fact of the matter is that no manufacturer wants to compromise on flavour, so even healthy sounding products can contain appalling levels of sugar, salt and bad fats.

The following 9 foods were found to promote weight gain.

Mayonnaise:

Oil content in mayo is about 40% and a spoonful of it is as good as one tablespoon of oil. But, full fat mayo is comparatively better than low-fat mayo as the latter is filled with corn syrup and corn starch. Instead of mayonnaise, a good substitute for salads is yoghurt or mustard.

Diet drinks, diet sweets and chocolates:

Treats like soda, ice cream and cookies are loaded with the sweet stuff and could very well derail your diet plan. The excess sugar present in these high-calorie junk food items increases your weight and also increase the risk for heart diseases.

Coffee:

Coffee drinks come close to sodas in the weight gain offenders list. These beverages are loaded with milk, sugar, syrups and whipped cream. A regular cup of latte contains 400 calories, 64 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat and 60 grams of sugar. Avoid cappuccinos and stick to plain black coffee or a tea instead.

Packaged soups:

Soups are generally loaded with corn starch, corn flour and cream which add extra kilos around the belly. You can opt for a homemade soup either vegetarian or non-vegetarian.

Processed foods:

If you ever read a processed food label closely, you will be surprised with the number of chemicals, preservatives, and stabilisers present in them. Processed foods stack up the calories. Apart from this, the artificial colours and preservatives can cause much damage to your overall health. Instead eat freshly cooked food.

White Bread:

A slice of white bread contains 134 calories and 24 grams of carbohydrates and offer little nutritional value. White bread lacks fibres as it is made of refined flour. Instead of that have whole wheat bread.

Biscuits:

High in refined sugars, biscuits must be avoided as much as possible. Munch on some nuts if you are looking for a snack.

Chewing Gum:

It is filled with sugar which gets converted to fat very quickly and thus sabotage your weight loss process. Chew on cardamom instead if you want to chew on something.

Supari (Betel nut):

These contain high calories and are unhealthy. Cut down on it if you are a frequent paan eater.

All of these foodstuffs sabotage your plans on losing weight. Our experts at Truweight can help you create a personalised meal plan by cutting these fatty foods from your diet and helping you switch to healthier substitutes.

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