Top 6 Foods to Avoid While Dieting

bunyolsDrop that spoon! While we all deserve the occasional indulgence, some people just don’t know where to stop and before they know it, they’ve put on a few pounds and are already complaining about how the diet they’re on doesn’t work. Well, if you are serious about losing weight and you want to make sure you’re going to achieve your goals fast, then here are some of the top foods you should push off your plate.

Bagels

While they’re great with coffee, bagels are unfortunately not that healthy for you. That’s because they have a very high glycemic index which greatly increases your insulin levels and causes inflammation throughout the body. As a result, this not only worsens rosacea and acne, but also accelerates the aging process. So instead of grabbing a bagel, you may want to consider getting a muffin with some peanut butter instead.

Processed Baked Goods

Processed baked goods are everywhere and the bad news is that most of us eat them on a daily basis. While they are indeed delicious, those nicely packaged mini dessert cakes, doughnuts and muffins will only add a lot of unwanted sugar and tons of calories to your diet. On top of that, they’re also quite difficult to digest. Given the fact they are so high in sugar, they cause inflammation in the skin, but can also make you look bloated and puffy. So instead of having them, you may want to try some fresh fruits instead.

sugary cerealsSugary Cereal

Most of us have sugary cereals in the morning because they’re an easy meal, simple to prepare and very nutritious. However, while it can be okay to have this type of breakfast once or twice a week, if you eat sugary cereals every day, then this is going to cause a lot of health problems. Not only will the gluten in the cereals worsen breakouts, but also lead to redness of the skin and even more breakouts. So instead of having an unhealthy breakfast in the morning, you should opt for Corn Flakes or Rice Chex instead.

Jarred Tomato Sauce

When preparing recipes that aren’t traditionally sweet, it’s quite simple to forget the sources of sugar. However, tomato sauce does contain a lot of sugar, so instead of getting it from the supermarket, you should try and make yours at home. This way, you’ll be in control of what goes into it.

Maraschino Cherries

While they’re a must when having a sundae or a cocktail, maraschino cherries contain a lot of sugar and are also heavily processed. They also have artificial colors and have zero nutritional value.

Soy Sauce

Last, but not least, we all know that soy sauce is rich in vitamin B6, riboflavin and many other vitamins and minerals, but given the fact it contains a lot of sodium, you’ll be at risk for developing hypertension. The good news is that there are many alternatives out there, so it’s easy to steer clear of the variants that contain excessive amounts of sodium.

Now that you know what foods to stay away from when going on a diet, achieving your desired weight is going to be a breeze.

 

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