Are you trying to lose weight - and failing? It is one of the most common complaints made by people trying to lose weight. Most of the times its not the amount you eat alone but also what you are eating affects your weight.
Here are top foods which might be sabotaging your weight loss and reasons why they are working against you -
The drinks you consume throughout the day can vastly contribute to weight gain. Juices count towards your daily intake of fruit but supplementing meals with these sugary fruit drinks could add hundreds of extra calories to your daily intake. Juices contain more sugar but less fiber than whole fruit so going for fresh fruit is a much better snacking option.
The ingredients used in preparation of biscuits are refined flour and sugar. When you consume these, it spikes your blood sugar level, and promotes fat storage in your body. Biscuits are also loaded with fat used in the cooking process, so it adds up the calories and fat. So, if you feel hungry and want to lose weight in healthy way then opt for healthier snack like nuts, fruits instead of cookies and biscuits.
Alcohol further promotes fat storage in your body up to 2 days after consuming it. When you consume alcohol, your liver puts it on priority to process it. Till it is completely processed, this alcohol makes your body store more fat than otherwise, even when there isn’t any alcohol in your system.
Sugar Free Foods or Artificial Sweetners
Are you using artificial sweeteners and opting for low-cal "diet" foods in an effort to control of your weight? So, you will be surprised if you read the lines below -
In some studies, the researchers have found that on consuming artificial sweeteners will stimulate your appetite, increase carbohydrate cravings, stimulate fat storage and weight gain. These parameters lead to weight gain or act as a hurdle in losing weight. So, avoid taking artificial sweeteners.Coffee Drinks
It depends on the type of coffee you drink. A plain cup of brewed coffee has only two calories (and no fat). But if you dress up your coffee with extras, whether at home or your favorite coffee shop, you also add on extra calorie. So, before ordering, check out the nutrition information provided by the coffee shop, either in person or online.