Have you decided to make a life-changing decision and enroll in a weight loss journey? If so, there are a few sacrifices you will need to make. Although working out is important when you are trying to get in shape, being a necessity for a healthy lifestyle, when it comes to weight loss, 80 percent of your efforts should go towards the foods you are consuming on a daily basis. Do you want that perfect body? You won’t achieve it if you are never skipping dessert and you love eating carbs on the regular. If you are motivated into obtaining the body goals you have always dreamed of, here are the foods you will need to give up:
Sugary treats – the sweet enemy of your body
Sugar is the number one enemy of a fit body, so when you are making dietary changes, the first thing you should cut off are sugary treats. From sodas to chocolate bars and other types of sweets you might find in the supermarket, eliminating anything that contains a high level of sugar is the first step you will need to take. However, you should be aware of the fact that sugar and other types of unhealthy sweeteners, such as agave or maple syrup, can be found in many other types of packed foods, so when you are going grocery shopping, make sure to always read the lists of ingredients before buying something. And when you are desperately craving something sweet, you can always go with fruit instead – the much healthier alternative
Yes, a bucket of fried chicken might taste like heaven for food lovers, but eating anything greasy and full of oil will only lead to the opposite of your body loss goals. Regardless it’s chicken, vegetables, potatoes and so on, instead of frying them, boil them or cook them in the oven with as little oil as possible, and the calorie difference will be bigger than you could imagine. Fried foods might taste good, but they are as unhealthy and fattening as any meal could get.
Frozen meals – a boom of calories
Even if it might seem healthy, a frozen meal will never be a good choice to make when you are trying to get in shape. If you research the topic, you will find out the food manufacturers resort to sodium to preserve a frozen dish, and although being a natural preservative, it’s known for retaining water and causing bloating and can contain more calories than you would expect. Regardless of how convenient they may seem, just skip on frozen meals all together and make the extra effort to cook your dishes out of fresh ingredients.
Although not exactly in the food category, cutting down on alcohol is a big part of a weight loss journey. Besides leading to the need of overeating, and disabling your body from burn calories as fast as it should, alcohol drinks are also rich in calories, making it more difficult for you to stay within your recommended daily calorie intake.
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