7 Foods To Stay Away If You Want To Lose Weight Fast
Your special day is coming up. Maybe it is a date, a reunion or a job interview, and you want to drop a few pounds. Losing weight is a balance between cutting calories, burning calories, and exercise.
There are foods out there that sabotage the first two goals. And if you want to lose weight quickly, we’ve complied a list of the 12 worst food that you must stay away from if you want to lose weight fast.
Losing all that weight is a healthy goal and starting by cutting out these twelve foods will help you be healthier in the long run.
1. Quit the Sugar
If you want to lose weight, cut out sugar. That mean soft drinks, fruit juices, cookies, pastries, candy bars. An average soft drink has 8 teaspoons of sugar, roughly 72 calories. To burn off one 8-ounce soft drink, you need to take 1440 steps (half a mile).
Since most Americans don’t walk very far, chances are that one soft drink will get deposited on your hips and belly.
Skip the sugary snacks for quick weight loss!
2. Say No to Processed Food
Sugar hides in processed food. You might be going for that healthy salad, but your salad dressing is probably packed with sugar. So is your ketchup, barbeque sauce, and even mustard.
Open your cabinets and randomly pick out a favorite. The odds are there is a lot of sugar in it but it may be listed under one of sugar’s many names.
Processed foods also have a lot of salt, but we’ll talk about salt later. You’ll be shocked!
3. Artificial Sweeteners
Don’t replace sugar with artificial sweeteners. These trick your body into thinking it is about to get something sweet. When your body doesn’t get the expected calories, it’s regulation method gets confused. Your body wants its promised calories and will provide you with cravings to make sure it gets them!
In fact, there is a lot of evidence that eating artificial sweeteners actually makes you gain weight.
It’s hard to skip the sweet stuff, but you want to lose weight fast.
4. Skip the Chips
Anything fried, no matter what oil you use, is hard on the waist line. If you are trying to lose weight fast, run from chips and French fries. And fried chicken. And tater tots. And bacon.
With a lot of these foods, it is easy to overeat after all, who can stop at just one chip? You do need some oils, like omega-3. Get those from eating fish like salmon. Just don’t fry it first!
5. Ban the Bread
White bread is bad for your waist line. In fact, eating two slices of white bread a day is linked to a 40% greater risk of gaining weight. To lose weight, skip anything with white flour in it! That means white breads, pastries, cake, and breaded items.
White bread has a high glycemic index. It is also generally high in added sugar.
Try to eat whole grain breads for quicker weight loss. But don’t eat a lot of bread, regardless!
6. Give Up the Boise
You know why guys (and gals) who drink a lot of beer tend to sport a beer belly? Hint – it is the beer. There are a lot of empty calories in beer. Most beers average between 60 and 100 calories per serving.
To go back to our step analogy, your going to have to walk about half a mile a beer. If you are trying to lose weight fast, cut out the beer and go easy on other alcohols.
7. No More Blonde Coffees
All the caffeine in coffee may help burn calories. If you add sugar, flavorings, and creamer, you will offset any benefit from the caffeine. Since we’ve already talked about sugar and artificial sweeteners, let’s look at creamer.
Cream and whole milk contain a lot of fat to help baby calves become big cows. The fat is perfectly happy to help you grow as well. Non-dairy creamer is made of transfats. Those are linked to heart, brain function, and hormonal problems.