Are You Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Diet?

We all understand that the very best foods to take in when we want to lose weight are healthy fats, whole grains and lean meats. These would be the foods that give us all protein and also energy. They keep the body nutritionally balanced with minimal calories while we work hard to reduce our fat at the gym. Did you know though that some of the diet foods you’ve been consuming may have been hindering your ability to lose weight? They can also be making you gain additional pounds! Check out some of the ingredients that might be assisting you to accidentally sabotage your diet.

Sports Drinks do not actually help you. You’ve possibly been thinking that the sports drink is the best way to help your body feel greater after a workout. Many medical professionals agree, however, that if your workout is less than ninety minutes, water is a fine way to do this. Sports drinks could absolutely challenge your diet because they are filled to the brim with sugar, empty calories and artificial colors and flavors. Choose chocolate milk for your beverage as an alternative. Your body utilizes the sugar in the chocolate for muscle mass repair and everyone knows how good milk is for you.

Skip your protein shakes. So many people think that having a protein shake is a good way to end cravings when it isn’t meal time. The real truth is that if you are already eating a balanced diet all the protein shake really does is overload your system with protein. Contrary to popular opinion, protein isn’t going to get kept as muscle, it gets stored as fat. If you’ve already had your daily allotment of protein that day, your system will just keep the extra in your fat cells for later and that won’t help you drop pounds or inches.

Pre-packaged deli meat isn’t very nutritious at all. You likely are convinced a sandwich that is produced from pre-packaged lean deli meat and whole grain bread is a pretty good lunch. Actually, pre-packaged deli meat has way too many preservatives as well as sodium (one portion contains about a third of the amount of sodium you should eat in a day). This can be particularly dangerous if you are at risk for heart disease. Instead of buying the pre-packaged products, you should instead use home cooked poultry or freshly sliced meat from your grocery store’s deli counter. Sure these options are more costly but they are much healthier for you in the long run.

There are a massive amount things that we think will help us lose weight like eating a whole wheat bagel each morning but the truth is that eating a bowl of oatmeal sprinkled with cinnamon is a lot better for our health and waist lines. Ask your doctor which things are the finest to eat and then follow the directions you are given. If you are cautious about what you eat and therefore are good to your entire body, losing weight probably won’t be all that big an issue.


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