If you are a member of national dieters you are likely trying new fads and new products all the time. You believe the promises of easy and fast weight loss. But there are so many confusing food options to find out which are healthy and which are not. Here are foods you should cross off your diet list.
There are dozens of health drink options on the store today. You can find drinks filled with probiotics, vitamins and even fiber. But how do they truly work up when it comes to weight loss? If they have got more than two ingredients, you should skip it. That is due to the fact that every drink with different ingredients is likely to either have added calories in the form of simple sugars and if it is sweet but has no calories, it has got artificial sweeteners, which are not good for your waistline, either. Recent studies linked artificial sweeteners with vascular problems and even metabolic syndrome. When it comes to drinks, think simple and cheap like water, tea, coffee, etc.
The premade or bought smoothie you believe is so healthy can in fact have more calories than, for example, a cheeseburger. Smoothies may have as much as 700 to 900 calories in them due to the extreme portions of fruit, veggies and often added simple sugars or syrups. You feel more comfortable getting larger sizes of smoothies because they contain plant based nutrients your body need, but as with anything, you obviously can overdo it.