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
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.
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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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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
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.
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