Monday, August 22, 2011

How To Lose Weight - Foods You Must Avoid

I don't know of anyone was excited about being overweight. Is just not fun. As a matter of fact, It makes it virtually impossible for you to have any fun. So if you are tired of the up and down roller coaster known as dieting, keep reading as I am going to share with you the foods you must avoid in order to start losing weight.

But before I do, let me just say that there is no magic formula for losing weight. It takes work, dedication and commitment. Its a total lifestyle change. OK, let's get down to business. Here are the foods you must avoid.

Processed Foods

Processed foods are very inexpensive and they are easy to prepare. That's why so many people choose them over the more healthy options. But processed foods are bad for you. Of course the manufacturers won't tell you this because, well they want your money. In all honesty they could care less about what it does to your health.

All they see is dollar signs. Processed foods have a ton of chemicals in them to help extend their shelf life. These chemicals are very dangerous. Processed foods also contain trans fat which is responsible for high cholesterol and can put you at risk for cardiovascular disease.


We eat way too much sugar. The problem is that sugar is in just about everything we eat. Therefore it can be very difficult to realize just how much of it we are eating on a daily basis. The problem with sugar is that it contains empty calories. In other words, it has absolutely no nutritional value. When you eat it the bulk of it gets stored as fat in your body. This means it won't help you lose weight.

But that's not all. Sugar can also cause your immune system to become depressed, put you at risk for heart disease and osteoporosis among other things.

Artificial Sweeteners

Most people think if they drink diet soda they are helping themselves lose weight. This couldn't be further from the truth. You see, those diet drinks contain artificial sweeteners. And by artificial I mean they are made up in a lab somewhere. Therefore, artificial sweeteners are not a friend to those trying to lose weight.


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