Eight products that should not be eaten to lose weight
Although nutritionists claim that if you want to eat something very much, you can eat anything you like (almost all and in moderation), though some products inhibit process of losing weight. What you should abandon at all, or at least to limit consumption to a minimum, read in our health review.
"Snacks" high in carbohydrates
When you eat crackers, flakes, bread or rice crispbread, your body converts them into sugar, which directly enters the blood. In response to such a “sugar shock”, extra doses of insulin are produced aimed to help the body to absorb all this extra sugar as soon as possible. The problem is that after this shake-up, hypoglycemia happens, i.e. the blood sugar level is greatly reduced, and you feel hungry (despite just consumed package of crackers).
However, this does not mean that simple carbohydrates should be completely excluded from your diet. “Choose snacks that contain healthy fats and proteins besides carbohydrates. The body needs time to process them, so you will not feel hunger for a couple of hours, “- says New York nutritionist Rachel Harvest.
But nutrition specialist Dr. Charlie Seltzer allows his patients a few crispbread per day, but only on condition that they will eat them together with lunch, which contains fats and proteins.
So, the next time, choose useful snacks combining a slice of bread with nut paste, or whole-grain crackers with low-fat cheese.
To fresh food products are kept as long as possible, the manufacturers add sodium before freezing them. This natural preservative retains water in the body causing edema.
“Another mistake is to buy frozen chicken or meat patties (carefully read the composition, they must consist of natural ingredients only) and other products of small sizes.
Thus, your food contains the same number of calories as if you consume a standard serving. However, your brain does not have time to get a signal about saturation, so you consume much more food, “- explains Rachel Harvest.
Candy bars with high fiber content
Surely, fiber is very useful; it swells in the stomach providing a feeling of satiety, as well as absorbs toxins and excess fats. However, it is not necessarily to get all the daily rate of fiber (about 25 grams) only from bar. “Fiber should enter the body in small portions throughout the day – explains Rachel Harvest. Therefore, you will be able to avoid overeating, as well as to improve bowel function.” So, during the day, whenever possible, eat fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber from nature.
Recently, American scientists have found that people eat 30% more food, if it is low in fat. The problem is not just in overeating (which, of course, will lead to extra pounds).
It turns out that when manufacturers “purify” a product of fat, they thereby make it tasteless and compensate for this at the expense of a large amount of sugar.
To get a glass of juice, you need about five oranges. But to feel full – just a few fruits. The secret is that fiber is contained only in untreated fruits. Thus, fruit juice does not suppress hunger, but extra centimeters to waist will add.
“Even a 100% natural juice contains nothing but empty calories, and moreover it will provoke” jumps “of blood sugar”, – says Rachel Harvest.
According to nutritionist Melissa Rifkin, “fructose (natural fruit sugar), which makes juices so delicious and sweet misleads the body blunting the feeling of fullness.” Therefore, one glass of juice will not be enough to feel satiety. However, excessive consumption of juices can lead to diabetes.
Give up diet soda and other sugary drinks (like tea and soda) that mysteriously contain zero calories. «Artificial sweeteners cause almost narcotic addiction in some people. It is better not to risk “- exclaims Dr. Seltzer. Replace such drinks by water, a slice of lemon can be added.
Well, or choose sparkling water without additives: although it is non-caloric, but eliminates the feeling of hunger, plus contains minerals and other nutrients.
Products in huge packages
The more food in a package, the more difficult to stop.
Even scientists have proved this: when a person understands that food is still much, he subconsciously allows himself a few more servings, and at the average consumes almost half more than usual.
The solution: dose your portions and never eat “snacks” right out of the package.
Low-calorie cocktails mislead you, alcohol and weight loss are incompatible. After all, they contain only empty calories, so unable to satiate the stomach. In addition, they do not do any good the body, but weaken the strength of will (that is why being drunk, you eat pizza, rather than salad). “Alcohol – is a toxin the body tries to get rid of as soon as possible. However, only 30% ethanol is excreted naturally. The liver has to process the remaining part, which starts to work in hard detox mode, so loses the ability to burn fat.
So if you are serious about losing weight, it is better to do without cocktails “- recommends Dr. Caroline Cederquist.