Many of us like to think of ourselves as people who eat healthy, but we still keep quite a few things in our kitchen that won’t do us any favors in our search for fitness and fat loss.
We all have to be honest with ourselves and understand if we’re surrounded by poor food choices, it’s only a matter of time until those foods find their way into our bellies.
You’d be surprised how many fattening foods you’re still buying and eating. Keep reading to learn the 7 Worst Items inside your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator.
1. Breakfast Cereal
It’s delicious, it’s easy to prepare, has fun names and sometimes it even comes with a prize! It’s food and entertainment!
Unfortunately, breakfast cereal is often jam-packed with extra sugars that will do more to drag you down than build you up for your day. Prefer the flavorless kinds? Even those supposedly “good” carbs will still spike your blood sugar, causing a corresponding spike in insulin and put you into fat gain mode. Don’t let the bland taste fool you into believing it’s health food, they’re one of the most processed foods on the market.
2. Flavored Yogurt
Yes, flavored yogurt tastes much better than its plain peers, but going with a pre-flavored yogurt will instantly double the amount of sugar you consume. Our clients have seen the best results avoiding dairy altogether, but if cutting out yogurt all together is a deal breaker for you, switching to plain greek yogurt and fresh fruit is a much better choice.
3. Microwave dinners
It’s hard to believe how many people rely on frozen TV dinners on a regular basis. If you’re a frozen believer, it’s time to put your health before convenience. On top of frequently lacking all the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal health, frozen dinners often ooze with trans-fats and sodium.
Even the so called healthy frozen dinners are anything but. If you need convenience buy frozen chicken breast and vegetables separately and have some “go to” seasonings to make it interesting. A chicken breast, mixed vegetables and some ethiopian spices sounds a lot more interesting than a meal prepared months ago in a factory who knows where.
4. Packaged Snacks
A wise man once told me “real food grows mold and dies” and if you really think about it, the healthiest foods we can eat, would never survive in your pantry for a month. Chips, Pretzels and every other bag of carb bombs in your kitchen should go right in the trash. Trade your grains for greens and you’ll be amazed at the changes you see in your health and body.
5. “Skinny” Desserts
The word “skinny” is alluring. It’s what many of us want to achieve, and marketers know that. Unfortunately, marketers are not tied to some code of ethics that prevents them from using words that are not factual. What they are tied to is doing whatever it takes to sell more of their product. A great way to do that is to toss the word “skinny” on your favorite dessert item. You’ll buy it, thinking you’ve saved yourself valuable calories, but all you’ve probably done is buy a smaller portion of the same stuff junk!
6. Granola Bars
Enjoyed by healthy hikers around the world, granola bars are the final unexpected bad choice in your kitchen. This one may have you scratching your head when you consider that your favorite kind is crammed with every fruit and nut you can imagine. But read the ingredient label and you’ll quickly see that there is probably more sugar—make that high-fructose corn syrup—than your body can use.
If you’re stuck in a cycle of eating processed crap like this, commit a week to the Fit Tribe cleanse. We updated it this summer and it’s the perfect way to jump start your results and get back on track! This isn’t a crazy juice cleanse where you’ll have to starve yourself, but you will be eating TONS of veggies.
There are two things all healthy people do:
2. Eat lots of non starchy veggies
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