She Lost 20 LBS. By Cutting Out These VEGGIES?
By Kevin DiDonato MS, CSCS, CES
What does that mean to you?
It probably means free of diseases…
Low body fat…
And, eating the RIGHT foods!
We would agree with all of those things. Well, all except the last one!
Yes, eating the RIGHT foods is important for staying disease free, maintaining a healthy weight, and living longer.
But what are the RIGHT foods? Are those foods termed “fat free,” “low-fat,” or even “organic,“ live up to the hype?
What about “lean” meats? Are they really lean?
These are just some of the more confusing terms that you may find on the package of your favorite foods.
Well, today, we’re here to set the record straight!
And you may be surprised at some of them…
1. Those Sauced Frozen Veggies
When your mother told you to eat your veggies, these aren’t the kind she was talking about!
Veggies that are sauced contain twice – sometimes TRIPLE – the amount of calories as simply dressing them with a little bit of olive oil or vinegar.
And, most of those calories are coming from fat, sodium, sugar, and other artificial fillers that only add to your ever-expanding waistline.
So skip the dressed up veggies and opt for the fresh, frozen kind.
2. It’s labeled “organic”
The latest buzz word in the nutrition industry: organic.
And, it has taken a lot of people by storm.
However, just because it’s free from pesticides and preservatives, does not give you a reason to overindulge.
In fact, most organic products contain the same – if not MORE – calories than their un-organic counterpart.
So be wise when you get organic food. Look at the label and compare the calories, sugars, and fat that are contained in the product if you ever want to shrink your belly.
3. Chips made from Veggies?
Veggie chips may be attractive to the weight-loss seeker.
They are veggies right? They seem to be chips that are good for you. But in actuality, they may be just as bad as eating regular potato chips.
Deep frying anything – including veggies – does nothing but strip away the nutrients, making them a fat-filled snack treat.
It would be in your best interest to avoid these deep fried, packaged “veggies” if you want to boost your fat loss.
4. Sugar-free anything
Although a product is labeled sugar-free, don’t be deceived into thinking it’s better for you.
When manufacturers take out one nutrient – sugar, in this case – it needs to add something in to make up the difference.
What do they normally fill it with?
You guessed it! Added fillers, artificial ingredients, and fat!
So these products may only boost your belly fat, instead of stripping it away!
Avoid These Foods Like The Plague
If you’re into the whole weight-loss game – which everyone today is – then avoiding these foods may accelerate your fat loss and give you better results in the long run.
These food products contain added fillers, fats, sugars, and preservatives that may only add to your waistline instead of making it disappear.