7 on a regular basis meals that is perhaps slowing down your weight reduction and what to eat as a substitute
Trying to lose weight can be time consuming and often requires a lot of research and hard work. We are often aware of certain foods and food groups that are labeled as healthy or diet-friendly. However, these foods can make things worse for you, if not better.
When embarking on a weight loss journey, it’s ideal to do some thorough research on which foods and food groups might be helpful. In this article, we discuss 10 foods that might slow down your weight loss. We also suggest healthier alternatives for these foods.
1. Yoghurt cup
Store-bought yogurt cups are typically high in sugar and lack hunger-suppressing macronutrients that can aid in weight loss. While homemade yogurt is high in filling protein and gut-healthy bacteria. Therefore, try adding homemade yogurt to your diet.
2. Bought bread
If you are trying to lose weight, you should completely stop eating overly refined bread. Whether white or brown, store-bought bread is heavily processed. According to studies, eating whole grains reduces visceral fat deposits in the body, while eating refined grains increases them. Opt for homemade bread, rotis, brown rice, etc.
3. Fruit Juices
Despite the current popularity of juice purification, the technique used to prepare juice removes fiber, which is the component that makes up our food filling. As a result, you end up consuming a high-calorie beverage that raises your blood sugar and causes a crash that makes you hungry and resists weight loss. Eat freshly cut fruit instead.
4. Ready-made coffee
Coffee alone is praised worldwide for its many benefits for the body and even for weight loss. However, coffee bought in stores, coffee shops, etc. is high in whole milk products and sugar. Both increase our calorie intake and are extremely unhealthy. Prepare your coffee yourself instead. This helps you control the content you consume.
5. Granola bars
Protein is typically absent from traditional granola bars, which are typically made with just sugar and hydrogenated oils. Although they make us feel full, they are not rich in nutrients. Instead, eat homemade meals high in protein and other nutrients that keep you both full and full.
6. Packaged Tea
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), catechins, and polyphenols are among the many antioxidants found in tea. Tea has been shown to improve metabolism, prevent the growth of new fat cells and protect against disease. However, pre-made tea is very low in these antioxidants and high in sugar and preservatives.
7. Artificial sweeteners
Even when these sweeteners are present in small amounts, they can cause significant weight gain and increase sugar cravings. In fact, consuming many artificial sweeteners has been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. Instead, opt for jaggery or other sweeteners that may be available in local markets to avoid preservatives etc.
In summary, certain foods that are advertised as low in calories can have even worse effects on our bodies in the long run. You are encouraged to consume as much homemade food as possible. This will help you avoid ultra-processed foods and foods that do more harm than good.
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