So-Called "Healthy Foods" That Can Make You Fat May 15 2017
Some so-called "smart eats" are just junk food in disguise. Cut back on them, and you might just see the scale start to move again. Your thighs will certainly thank you.
Most of us know that certain foods and beverages like the Starbucks® Unicorn drink are loaded with fat and sugar. The drink is 401 calories, 16 grams of fat (10 grams saturated), 5 grams of protein, 62 grams of carbs (0 grams of fiber), and a whopping 59 grams of belly fattening sugar.
But it’s the foods we neglect to check that can be the reason our metabolism is slowing down to a screeching halt. Not to worry, the metabolism is more forgiving than you might think, and the first step is awareness of what works for weight loss and what doesn’t. In the world of weight loss, there are foods that promote weight loss and foods that block it. Here are the Sneaky diet saboteurs and the better choice.
Of course, cutting the junk from your diet (throw it out) is the first step to weight loss, but sometimes the healthy foods you swap in are surprisingly high in fat and calories. When it comes to weight loss, especially if you're above the age 35 mark, it's not only the serving size that matters—even when it comes to fruits, nuts, yogurt, and salads but also how much sugar and fat the foods you eat contains. For more information on how many carbs, sugars, and fats you should take in when you’re trying to lose weight, refer to The Metabolism Solution.
Not only do these seemingly healthy foods block weight loss and prevent you from burning fat, but they also place you at risk for diseases like:
Type 2 diabetes
High Blood pressure
FOOD SIN #1
Juicing and using the wrong kind of protein shake: Not all protein shakes are created equal. In fact, most of the commercially purchased shakes are loaded with all kinds of fattening ingredients and large amounts of sugar. This liquid sugar immediately turns to fat in the liver.
Use any one of LynFit's Complete Protein Shakes! They are the only protein shake specifically designed to nourish your body and help you lose weight. Here are a few of the benefits s you get each time to drink a LynFit Complete Protein Shake:
Less sugar than any other brand and low on Glycemic index
Boosts metabolism by up to 25 percent
Promotes fat burning
Protects lean muscle tissue, which promotes your metabolism from slowing down
Block tummy fattening cortisol levels from rising
You will see and feel the difference the same day you start drinking them as long as you don't fatten them up by adding fruit or milk.
FOOD SIN #2
Assuming that all protein and cereal bars are good for weight loss = Not! Couldn’t be further from the truth.Most protein bars have more sugar fat and calories than candy bars and they don’t even fill us up.
LynFit Lean Bars! Lean bars are the best protein bar you can buy when it comes to weight loss:
They contain 20 grams of metabolic boosting protein
Less sugar than any other bar on the market yet has 20 grams of prebiotic belly fat-burning fiber that makes you feel full and balances blood sugar levels that are responsible for your cravings.
If you want to lose weight and burn fat as well as control hunger and cravings, eat a Lean Bar every day at 2-3 p.m., and you’ll coast right through to dinner time without picking.
Here's my little secret -- Even if I end up eating two Lean Bars, I wind up eating less and most importantly, I feel satisfied.
If you haven’t tried Lean Bars, and you're trying to lose weight, swap your current protein bar for a Lean bar for seven days and watch what happens. Please share your experience; we wanna know.
FOOD SIN #3
Nuts! Nuts are a great food, but most people aren't aware of how may they eat or how many calories they really contain. We wind up overeating on them, which blocks weight loss. Most of us think, “I'll only have few,” but when it comes to nuts, that tiny handful can add up to more calories than you think.
One ounce of nuts (6-10 small almonds) is at least 100 calories and 14 grams or more of fat. Each time you grab a handful, you're eating 100 calories a pop and 14 grams of fat, and your daily total is 20 grams of fat, maximum.
So you can see that little handful is all it takes to go overboard with calories and fat, and that affects our weight loss. Yet, unless you journal every bite you take, you won’t know. If you bite it write it down! You'll soon see where your calories are coming from. My recommendation? Grab a Lean Bar instead. You’ll get more nutrients, fiber, and you'll also be more satisfied.
FOOD SIN #4
The unsuspecting avocado. Yes, it’s a good-for-you fat, but all fats need to be limited because they are very high-calorie. Each gram of fat you eat has nine calories, and when we start eating avocados, we aren’t thinking, “what's a serving?” We just eat what's put in front of us, and that’s where the trouble starts.
The average woman eats a medium avocado that contains 322 calories and a whopping 29 grams of fat. That’s way over our daily 20-gram budget and BAM! That healthy food blocks weight loss again.
A serving of avocado is one (1) tbsp., which is 94 calories. So if you opt to eat the avocado, skip the dressing, or your weight loss will suffer.
Remember my rule of thumb; when in doubt, don’t eat it. All you have to do is hit the Google bar and ask how much fat does a medium avocado have, and you'll quickly have your answer. You’ll get conflicting numbers, but you'll get an estimate, and it may stop you from messing up your weight loss plan.
Imagine what would happen if you committed all four sins in one day. My advice? Stick to the Lose 1 Pound Per Day Plan until you reach your goal weight. Be religious about following it and check the food list provided before eating any foods. If you don’t see it on the list, it's not good for weight loss. It's just that simple.
Following a plan like the Lose 1 Pound Per Day Plan works better than any other diet you'll ever try because there is no thinking, planning, or counting calories, which make losing weight faster and easier, leaving you more time to live your life. It's also the most nourishing and healthy for your body. And with health, anything is possible!