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Chia Seeds Getting the Healthy Reputation They Deserve

Although I’ve been reading and studying about nutrition and fitness, I had never heard of people eating chia seeds until a friend saw a photo of one of my smoothies on Facebook and suggested that I add chia in the future.  It turns out that Chia Seeds are considered a Superfood and are indeed super healthy – with advantages over flax seeds and better nutritional benefits.  It also turns out my friend is the President of Chosen Foods in San Diego, which sells Chia Seeds, Avocado Oil for cooking and Nopal powder – and that I am now representing their line of health products here in the Pacific Northwest.

SONY DSCSome facts about chia seeds include (as noted on the attached photo): they have 100% more essential fatty acids than salmon, has double the antioxidants found in blueberries, has 6 times more calcium than milk, 6 times more iron than spinach, 41% of daily fiber in one serving, it is a great anti-inflamatory, and chia seeds provide natural extended energy and have long been known as “Aztec Running Food.”

Our friends who have allergies to gluten will be happy to know that Chia Seeds are gluten-free and can replace fat and increase nutrient density in virtually any recipe.  Advanced clinical trials have also been demonstrating that chia seeds may support a healthy heart, assist in protecting against chronic diseases like cancer, help to lower blood sugar and help support weight loss.

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Uncover The Hidden Sources of Sugar

Did you know that the United States is the second largest consumer of refined sugar, second only to Germany. How often do you hear news stats on our obese society, and morbid metabolic issues such as diabetes and heart disease.

The biggest factor to the metabolic syndrome that we face as a society is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is the body’s inability to effectively manage blood sugar through the use of insulin.

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One of the biggest factors is this over consumption of refined sugars. Now, let us begin, refined sugar is not a food and it should not be consumed. It is only a manufactured poison, a darling of the packaged food industry that is addictive, cheap to incorporate in to faux food products, basically killing our society for profit.

What we want to address is the hidden sources of sugar that can promote the same dramatic effect on our health. When you think of sugar, you tend to think of the “obvious suspects”- the table sugar you use in your coffee, candy, soda and deserts. The reality is, if you eat most prepared food (snack foods, frozen TV dinners, canned soup, packaged cereals, bread, frozen waffles, crakers, tomato sauce, condiments such as ketchup and steak sauce) you are eating sugar. Once you start reading food labels, you will be amazed to see that various forms of sugar (sucrose, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, dextrose, turbinado, maple sugar, etc.) are common ingredients in prepared food. Organic, so-called “natural” sugar or honey is no better. Some experts estimate that many people may unknowingly be eating between forty to sixty teaspoons of sugar a day in their food.

What is of major concern is the high rate of consumption of high fructose corn syrup, or fructose, a cheap, very sweet sugar which is finding its way into more and more prepared foods and even nutritional food products (often by leading nutraceutical companies

Fructose is low on the glycemic index (a misleading tool that rates the conversion to glucose) it can cause serious health problems. The major problem is that it promotes the insulin resistance mentioned above and promotes FAT STORAGE! It actually causes more damage inside your body than glucose, which is found in table sugar, though we are not recommending table sugar (combo of fructose and glucose)as an alternative.

Stay tuned for follow up articles on alternatives to sweeten up your life.

When Diets Go Wrong – BBC Documentary

 

Actress Mikyla Dodd has dealt with her own demons by losing 11 stone, so she knows a thing or two about diets.

Mikyla takes a tour through a whole range of dieting disasters as she discovers the dangers of diet pills; talks to those whose diets gave them saggy skin and smelly sweat; and meets those whose extreme dieting put them under the knife, brought on seizures and made their life an addictive hell.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l6b41

How Does Walking Promote Weight Loss?

In humans there is a fine balance between energy intake and energy expenditure. Energy intake is in the form of food and energy expenditure is in the form of the basal metabolic rate and physical activity. The difference between energy intake and energy expenditure is the net energy balance. If intake exceeds expenditure then a net positive energy balance occurs. Energy expenditure depends on a number of factors. This includes the starting body weight, the basal metabolic rate and physical activity. With regard to physical activity there are several key variables including the frequency, intensity, duration and type of activity done.

Let us examine energy consumption. One honey glazed doughnut, which has approximately three hundred  calories. The energy intake from the consumed doughnut is equal to the energy consumed by moderate walking for thirty to sixty minutes at three miles per hour. If you walks for an hour at three miles per hour, you will expend approximately three hundred calories, the same has what was contained in the consumed doughnut. Walking daily for one hour at approximately three miles per hour, this type of activity would lead to weight loss. This assumes that you does not consume any extra calories and has a net negative energy expenditure. If this continues for a period of two to four months body weight is reduced. The initial weight loss is the result of a negative net energy balance. The negative energy balance is because energy expenditure exceeds energy intake. After the initial weight loss, you should continue to do the same type of exercise that is one hour of moderate walking daily.

Most people are often frustrated and surprised that the weight is not continuing to decrease despite regular walking. This happens when you reached a plateau. The reason behind the weight-loss plateau is that with decreased body weight, the basal metabolic rate also decreases. When the basal metabolic rate decreases there is a decrease in totaled energy expenditure.

If you quit your daily walking exercise the weight is gained again at a quicker pace. The weight is regained, as a result of a positive energy balance being created. Energy expenditure is now less since the physical activity has been stopped. By keeping the same intensity and duration of walking without making any changes in the diet. The will enter a weight maintenance phase. This is characterized by gaining a small amount of weight. The weight maintenance is the result of an energy balance being established within the body where energy intake essentially equals energy expenditure. If there is no change in energy balance, they will not be any further change in weight. What must be done to end of the weight-loss plateau? Several options exist to maintain the negative net energy balance these involve either decreasing energy intake or increasing energy expenditure. Options include restricting calories further or increasing the frequency or the intensity or the duration of the exercise.

In summary, weight loss plateaus are expected and can only and with continued exercise and a net negative energy balance. Stopping exercise or increasing calories will lead to weight gain. If you continues to exercise to maintain a net negative energy balance, weight loss will be promoted

Exercise and Losing Weight

Let me share with you the exercise myth. And I get asked all the time by people: Do I have to exercise? And my answer is,”No you don’t have to.” Now the question is what do you want? Do you want to exercise?

First things first, movement is great for us. And I would suggest if you are someone that has an issue with exercise, is that you never use that word. If I said to you, “Let’s go off and exercise for half an hour,” you might recoil but if I said, “Hey, do you fancy going for a walk around the block for a few minutes,” you might be, “Yeah, I can do that.” So be really aware of labeling something as exercise if that puts you off. Of course, there are massive benefits to exercise, and actually when it comes to weight loss, it is intense short bursts that get you much further ahead than slow steady. When it comes to weight loss, you really don’t want to be doing any slow steady exercise for over an hour. And there is a reason for that, and that is because you have a hormone in the body called cortisol, and when you’re exercising for a long period of time, those levels increase, and the cortisol actually is a lot of the reason why you have all of that extra fat around your middle. There a lot of research is coming out that shows the huge health benefits of short intense bursts of exercise.

The other thing I would say to you is that exercise has an additional benefit in that it is more effective than antidepressant medication at lifting your mood. When you are feeling good and your mood is elevated, you are not thinking about raiding the fridge. So there is a real benefit there. People who exercise regularly usually feel better in themselves, and they usually have lower weight. It is not rocket science. But the other thing to do is to let yourself off the hook and start slowly.

I got a friend, she is lovely, she parks as far away from the supermarket as she can in the big parking lot. Then that is her walk. It can be really little things that make a lot of difference. You don’t need to start big. It is starting small. Because if you start small, then that is something that can stay in your lifestyle. When you go all out, and start going to the gym five times a week, the problem with that is, it is really easy for something to interrupt that. Because it is not actually a part of your lifestyle. You can get an injury, or work could get busier, or you could get a bug, and suddenly before you know it, you haven’t been for three months.

Start small. Short intense bursts are ideal. And I am talking only like 20 seconds, nothing major. There is a lot of information on the internet about something called the high intensity exercise. There is a lot of information there about that linking that to massive health benefits. No, you don’t need to exercise. You don’t need to do anything you don’t want to. It is a question of what would you like to do?

Wanna Lose Weight? Try This Simple Tips

If you are trying to lose weight you need to learn what kind of food you have to eat and what kind of exercises to do in order to lose weight naturally and safely.

1. Make up Your Mind. This is very important. If you make half-hearted efforts to lose weight, you are never really going to succeed. So develop a strong determination, that is what you want and you will do anything it takes to achieve your goal.

2.Stop eating all simple carbs. such as flour, sugar, starchy vegetables like potatoes, and most grains. These foods cause blood sugar to spike and the pancreas to release insulin to turn all that excess sugar into fat. This is very important for losing weight.

3.Increase your water intake. Eliminate soda, sweet teas, highly sugared coffee drinks, processed fruit juices and alcohol. Instead, drink water. It can help flush toxins from your system. Several studies recommend that women consume 2.8 quarts of water and men consume 3.9 quarts every day.

4.Increase your fiber intake. Fiber helps you to cut your food cravings and act as natural appetite suppressant. Also most of the fiber rich foods are low on the fat content. Try to eat at least 5 serving of fruits and vegetables per day. Fruits that are high in fiber include apples, bananas, strawberries, citrus fruits, prunes, pears and tangerines. Switch to whole grain or whole wheat bread. White bread is low in fiber. Switch to a high fiber cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. Some cereals that are high in fiber include Raisin Bran, Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Grape-Nuts, All-Bran and Fiber One. Make sure to include peas, beans and legumes in your diet. Foods that will help you add these to your meal plan include: lentil soup, bean burritos, chili with beans, split pea soup, 3-bean salsa, and refried beans. Switch from regular pasta to whole wheat pasta, and from white rice to brown rice. Choose high fiber snacks, such as popcorn or whole grain crackers, instead of candy bars or other high-fat, sugary foods.

5.Increase Your Metabolism – Eat 5-6 small meals every 2-3 hours daily. It has been scientifically proven that by eating frequently, you will raise your body’s natural metabolism. That means your body will burn more fat naturally. And You become a fat burning machine all day long.

6.Eliminate processed foods. Such as burgers and Pizza, cakes, pastas, and get more good carbohydrates such as oats, brown rice and jacket potatoes to ensure that your blood sugar levels are kept even and you have plenty of energy.

7.Don’t eat at nights. At nights the body prepares itself for sleep and it naturally begins to slow down. So you are more likely to gain weight when you eat at nights because your metabolic rate slows down and you are no longer active so you don’t burn many calories. So avoid eating food after 9 pm.

8.Exercise Everyday. Do aerobic exercise four to five days a week Several studies show that aerobic activities cause your metabolism to stay at an elevated level for a period of time after you have finished exercising.

9.Running. running Every day is best, but try to run at least 3-4 times a week. If you are lacking motivation, join a running group or ask your friend.

10.Bicycling. Get out and ride a bike, but remember to pedal fast. Riding your bike around the track, or on a dirt track in your neighborhood, can burn as much as 500 to 1,000 calories an hour.

11.Squats. Do about 2-3 sets of 20-30 repetitions. These are important because they target the buttocks and leg muscles. These are the largest muscles in our bodies.

12.Jumping rope. can be a fun exercise and extremely efficient in not only helping you to lose weight, but to give you coordination, build your leg muscles, and help your cardiovascular system. 13 and finaly .Stay Motivated. And Measure Body Fat. Every 2 weeks using a fat caliper Shoot pictures of yourself every 2 weeks: front, back & side. The side pictures will show the most change.

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Power Juicing : A Healthy Way to lose Weight

English: Yellow and green Bell peppers, North ...

English: Yellow and green Bell peppers, North End market, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. I took this photograph. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It seems like a match made in heaven: juicing and weight loss. Medical doctors, nutritionists, and fitness experts all agree. The fastest route between your current weight and the shedding of those extra pounds is through a field of fruits and vegetables. They will help you to lose weight healthily and fast.

But try as you might, an afternoon snack of baby carrots, green bell peppers, and an apple doesn’t grab you as much as your favorite candy bar. That’s exactly where juicing comes in to save your diet. You can receive plenty of fruits and vegetables and the all important nutrients they hold, as a freshly juiced drink. It has the advantage of keeping you feeling full, and (get this!) reducing your craving for that candy bar.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a research study dealing revealing that a low metabolic rate was intimately linked to a low consumption of nutrients. Not only that, both of these were associated with a larger waistline. Now, let’s take this one step further. A larger waistline, in time, is a biomarker for an increased risk of developing heart disease. The good news is that all fruits and vegetables trump processed, packaged foods when it comes to weight loss.

Think you might want to take the plunge of juicing to lose weight? Here’s one recipe that can kick-start your diet.  This juice will work wonders at helping you lose those unwanted pounds. And you’ll enjoy every drop of it, too! What an awesome combination!

5 carrots
1 apple
½ cucumber
½ beet
1 stalk of celery

Place the produce in your juicer. Juice and Enjoy. If you think this juice needs a bit of a zing, add fresh ginger to taste! Juicing offers you the chance to lose weight and the opportunity to restore a host of other health disorders. Once you start, you’ll be amazed where this fantastic practice can lead!

Losing Weight Safely And Naturally

We’ve all seen the weight loss commercials selling solutions such as exercise equipment, exercise DVDs, weight loss meal plans with monthly fees, weight loss pills and fitness club memberships. The great news is, you don’t really need to spend a fortune to shed weight. By simply making changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can achieve your weight loss goals. Here are some simple tips;

Supercharge Your Metabolism
First of all, you have to eat more. Doesn’t make sense right? I know, but actually eating 6 meals a day will put your metabolism on overdrive. Each time you eat, you actually stimulate your metabolism. You will burn your excess fat when you supercharge your metabolism.

Weight Training
Start lifting weights if you’re not already including weight training in your weight loss program. Lifting weights will help you build muscle, which in turn will raise your resting metabolism. You can burn an extra 100 calories a day just by gaining 5 pounds of muscle.

For women, You do not have to worry about bulking up, since you don’t have the same level of testosterone as your male counterparts.

Cut Your Sugar Intake
Get rid of sodas. Many of us get a lot of sugar from the sodas, sweet tea, sweetened coffee, and other sugary drinks we consume. It is best to give up these drinks completely. Clean out your pantry. If you can’t easily find sugary foods, you will be less likely to eat them, right?

Reach for fruits
Fruits can sometimes help us conquer a sugar craving. Choosing a fruit over a candy bar may not be easy, but in the long run you will feel better for doing it. Check the labels. Things don’t have to taste sweet to have these extra calories lurking. Reading the ingredients can often help you find things like high fructose corn syrup or other hidden sugars before you bring it into your home.

Avoid These 3 Foods
1. Make processed foods your greatest enemy. Processed foods are the foods that you find in the middle of your local supermarket. Most of them are canned or pre-packaged. This is usually a great option for people who do not have the time to cook, which is why they sell so well. However, there are many chemicals that have been used to preserve them. These chemicals comes with their own side effects. It’s healthier and safer to eat natural and perishable foods that are available at the grocery store or farmer’s market.

2. Avoid fried foods. This includes fries and many of the fatty foods that you find in your favorite fast food restaurants.

3. Avoid caffeinated drinks including coffee, dark tea, and popular power drinks. It is best if you can drink pure plain water. Caffeinated drinks tamper with your metabolism, which interferes with burning your excess fat.

Facts and Fiction : Burning Unwanted Fats

When it comes to weight loss, lots of people end up wondering what is the easiest method to burn body fat? From  workout routines to dietary fads, what we always hear is different fat burning methods and techniques, but what’s fact and what’s fiction?  Let us explore this subject and discuss what you ought to know that will help you achieve your weight-loss goals. Let us start with the basics.

While there are a number of different ways to approach a weight management program, there are three core components that are essential to success:

1. A behavior modification strategy that focuses on the implementation of both regular exercise and healthful nutrition;
2. A dietary approach that emphasizes balanced nutrition with decreased calorie intake;
3. An exercise plan that increases caloric expenditure through both aerobic exercise and resistance training.

During exercise, the body mainly utilizes fats and carbohydrates for fuel. While it is true that these fuel sources are utilized in different proportions, depending on the intensity of the activity chosen, the reality is when it comes to weight loss, it doesn’t matter what kind of fuel you use. It boils down to the number of calories you burn vs. the number of calories you consume. What about exercising in the “fat burning” zone? This flawed notion was derived from the fact that the body uses fat as a primary source of fuel during lower-intensity exercise, which is true. However, the idea that there is a “fat burning zone” one should exercise in is misleading, as ultimately you can exercise at a higher intensity and burn just as many calories from fat, if not more, even though the body uses carbohydrates as a primary source of fuel during higher-intensity efforts.

Can I burn more fat with cardio?

Now that we’ve debunked the myth of the fat-burning zone, you may find yourself thinking that exercising at a higher intensity is best, as it burns the most calories. However, incorporating a mix of low, moderate, and high-intensity exercise may be the best way to go, as it provides a number of benefits, including adding variety to your program and helping to avoid overuse injuries, which will enable you to consistently engage in, and adhere to, a regular aerobic exercise routine. So, what does this mean to you in terms of making your body a lean, mean fat-burning machine? Research has shown that a number of physiological and metabolic adaptations occur with cardiovascular exercise that ultimately help to enhance that metabolism. This includes:

A. An increase in the amount of fatty acids able to enter the muscle, thereby making more fat available for fuel;
B. An increased oxygen delivery and extraction system, which helps cells oxidize, or burn, fat more efficiently;
C. An increase in the number and size of mitochondrion, which is the place within a cell where fat is oxidized, or burned.

The bottom line is, consistent, progressively challenging aerobic exercise will ultimately help your body in becoming a more-efficient fat-burner.

Is resistance training important for fat burning? The answer to this question is yes. Resistance training is an essential component of a weight management program, as it helps to maintain or increase the amount of muscle in the body, which, in turn, decreases body fat percentage and improves overall body composition. Increasing the amount of lean body mass also positively affects resting metabolic rate, which is the energy expended to maintain all bodily functions at rest. So, what does this mean for you? Essentially, with regular resistance training, your body will become more efficient at burning fat throughout the entire day, as muscle tissue is highly active, even at rest. All in all, the best way to burn fat is with a well-rounded, consistent approach to exercise. So, include a variety of cardio and strength training strategies in your program, and be sure to incorporate activities that you enjoy, as you’ll be more likely to adhere to exercise on a regular basis.

Nutrition & Weight Loss :Top Ten Obesity Causing Foods That You Should Avoid

In order to avoid gaining weight you have to recognize what’s making you gain weight, then we have to stop doing those things that are caused this and you can finally addressed how do you start losing weight. In this article I am going to list ten most obesity causing foods. If you are trying to lose weight, it is really a good idea to start eliminating these foods from your diet as much as you possibly can.

1. White bread

White bread comes from flour that has been refined and bleached. Most of the nutrients and fiber in the bread are completely gone. Without fiber it’s actually not going to fill you out this much. It’s going to cause your blood sugar to spike and you’re going to feel hungry again sooner. Most of the the bread that comes out when we order a sandwich or anything like that, is plain white flour. White Bread are an obesity causing bread because it is empty calories that doesn’t contain nutrition. It doesn’t contain any fiber and oftentimes it also contains sugar or high fructose corn syrup or something like that in addition. So if you can cut out white bread in favor of one hundred percent whole wheat breads are really your best option. It will be a huge step to stopping yourself from continuing to gain weight so that you can actually started to lose weight

2. Cereal

Cereal is one of those foods that most people turns to for breakfast. Again it doesn’t contain a whole lot of nutrition. Even if it says it’s a whole grain, you really need to look and make sure that it is really one hundred percent whole grain because oftentimes the cerials that were eating in the morning causes blood sugar spikes as they have all the sugar that’s going to cause us to store fat. Cereals doesn’t actually going to sustain us or keep us filled up. we’re going to be feeling hungry again sooner. Try to cut out the sugary cereals especially first thing in the morning. Eat fruits in the morning or maybe a whole grain oatmeal.

3. Diet or Low-fat Foods

Some other food or pretty much any food that’s out there on the market has also another one sold next to it that’s the diet or no sugar or low fat version of the other food. The reason that these foods are on my list of obesity causing foods is because they generally contain a chemical additives or chemical flavors so that they can get away with taking out the real sugar and putting in an artificial sweetener that is usually more detrimental to our health. This foods doesn’t really and truly helping us to lose weight, instead they are gonna make us hungrier later. They’re actually just contributing more to obesity. You’re going to be way better off to just actually have a natural fruit or vegetable instead of the diet version of some other food

4. Fried Chicken

I love Chicken as much as the next person does, but this is really really bad food if you are trying to lose weight. You’ve got rancid oil that they’re cooking the chicken and a really really high temperature which has it’s own health implications. You’ve got a refined flour that they’re breading the chicken with and then once you’ve actually deep fried that chicken, most of their nutritional content in it is killed by that extremely high heat. The healthy alternative is always going to be baked chicken or whatever it may be. Baked chicken is always going to be way healthier. Fried foods are one of the absolute worst offenders. If we can cut out fried  chicken and other fried foods in our diets in favor of the baked alternatives that will be a big plus.

5. Sugary Coffee and other flavored drinks

Sugary coffee drinks are really all over the place now. You’ve take a cup of coffee then you add in a whole bunch of cream a whole bunch of sugar, that drink has eight hundred calories or more. You’ve just had a drink that’s half of your calories for that day. These different coffee drinks and other flavored drinks are really a source of a lot of hidden calories. We don’t even realize how many calories we’re consuming when we have them. My tip is if your coffee drinker, enjoy your coffee by itself, or maybe you add a little sugar and cream in your coffee and then enjoy your sugary treats on their own. When you’re compounding the caffeine and sugar your really kind of waging a war on your body and really going to make it hard to be losing weight. If you’re on a diet or trying to lose weight but you’re still taking these foods you are just making it harder to achieve your goal.

6. Candy

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Sugar sugar (Photo credit: dhammza)

I love candies as much as the next person does that but we’re kind of in a day and age where people are really hungry and so they’re reach for a candy bar or throughout the day they just munch on candy all day or you have a you know bowl of candy on your desk and you just kind of eat all day and you don’t really even realize how much you are eating that can be of course it’s kind of a no brainer in terms of being obesity causing. a lot of sugar a lot of fat, who knows what all kinds of different additives and other food chemicals that candies may contain. Don’t reach for candy when you’re hungry, reach for fruit. This is  probably the most easy thing  as not much preparation involved. Bringing fruit or vegetable slices with you could be a really good way when you’re in a situation and you’re really starving and usually stop by the vending machine to get a candy bar you actually reach for a fruit or a slice of vegetables instead. This is going to be a huge step to losing weight and stopping you from gaining weight.

7. French Fries

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DQ french fries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

French fries starts with the potato which is not a very nutrient dense food. When you look at nutritional density of different vegetables potato is actually pretty low on the list and then you’re deep frying it. french fries are one of the worst offenders also because we eat them all the time. We usually eat them in conjunction with another food that has a whole lot of calories as well. My tip is if you  are still eating in fast food restaurants which i’d recommend not doing especially if you are trying lose weight. But if you are, go ahead and order your food without the french fries, just get your burger or whatever and don’t order the fries. Usually you’re going to be filled up by just the burger alone. Lower price are kinda added bonus. Yes we all love them myself included. If you’re watching your weight, eliminating this food would be a really really good step into the right direction

8. Pastries

Doughnuts and other confectionery delights are the next foods that i want to address. Now at this point you’ve probably noticed that most of the foods on my list contain a lot of sugar or a lot of high fructose corn syrup or other sweeteners, all of these things that spike your blood sugar are going to cause weight gain in the body.Once you’ve eaten something really sugary, your body is flooded with insulin trying to deal with all that sugar and there’s a certain point where there’s only so much sugar yourselves can use at one time and all of that excess sugar get stored as fat. All of these things contribute to weight gain and recognizing that spiking your blood sugar is causing a gain weight. It will really kind of maybe bring some clarity to while these different foods are on my list and help you understand why do you want to avoid those foods if you’re trying to lose weight

9. Potato Chips

Potato chips are basically french fries that got packed step, cuts and preservatives added to them so they could last for a while. Packaged and shipped up add to you so can enjoy them later. so again you’re taking a potato which doesn’t have a whole lot of nutrition to begin with and then your deep frying it and packaging it for longer shelf life. Another way to tay that would be that their empty calories and empty calories are fatty calories your body can’t use. This applies not only to potato chips but also to corn chips and any kind of chip that you get in a bag is usually not gonna have a whole lot of nutrition in it. It contains a lot of fat from all of the different oils in the chip. In that way that it’s empty calories and it’s causing you to gain weight. It’d be way better off on having some fruits or vegetables especially since you’re pairing it with another food you’re eating it in conjunction with something else already. By eliminating potato chips in favor of fruits and vegetables, is going to be a really good option if you’re watching your weight.

10.Soda Pop

Last in my list of obesity causing food is not actually a food, it’s Soda. By drinking soda, you’re taking refined corn syrup and sticking it in a can so that you can immediately consume all the empty calories that turns into fat when you consume them. Soda is the number one most purchase grocery item in the US. That means a lot of people are drinking a lot of soda and that this is just one of the worst offenders in terms of weight gain or spike in our blood sugar. It has absolutely no nutritional value whatsoever and again we’re usually consuming them with our meal which has its own deal. soda has no nutritional density, only contributing to weight gain if you can realized that soda pop equals weight gain and start eliminating sodas or replacing it with water as much as you possibly can that would be great. You really don’t want to be consuming soda if you’re trying to lose weight. Again, even the diet sodas are not going to contribute to help you shed excess fats