What not to eat
2. Multi-grain bread
3. Alcohol, all forms.
5. 100 calorie snacks
6. Hi fiber snack bars
7. Whole milk
8. Tropical fruits
9. Fruit Juices
10. Low-fat substitutes
Chocolate: First of all, I don’t know about you but I can’t eat just a small piece of chocolate. If it’s in the house, I will eat it until it’s gone! Maybe not all at one time , but I will continue until it’s finished so the calories add up.
Multi-grain bread: It’s not always what it seems. Read your labels. Sometimes it’s not really a grain but a white bread colored to appear multi-grained. So it could be loaded with carbs.
Alcohol: Empty calories, even thought it’s enjoyable to indulge in an alcoholic beverage the calories are not worth it. Alcohol has no nutritional benefits at all and mixed with a fruit juice the additional amount of sugar added to your diet is unbelievable. So stay away from the drinks. Also if you consume a few you will probably lose your will power and all your hard work is out the window.
100 calorie snacks: The same thing applies here. You are better off to stay away from processed foods of any kind. Plus usually one packet is not enough.
High-fiber snack bars: You have to be careful with snack bars. If you use them for a replacement meal or part of a meal they can be good. But adding them as an additional snack you will just be boosting your calories and defeating the purpose of the bar. Also read the labels, some brands might be loaded with sugar.
Whole milk: All milk, whole or low-fat is loaded with sugar, so it is a product to be careful of.
Tropical Fruit: More availability in the summer months. Some of the ones available are papayos, mango, jackfruit and mangosteen. They are not as common in the States, especially New England but becoming more available. Be careful of these as they are very high in sugars and calories.
Fruit Juices: Also very high in sugar and calories, but without the fiber to help fill you up.
Low- fat Products: Can be deceiving, can have a high sugar content to give it more flavor which can sabotage your weight loss efforts.
So I think the important thing to take away from this list is to be sure to read your labels and try to stay away from processed food and eat as much natural food as possible.
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