Don’t throw your fitness results away by eating the wrong foods. You workout
hard, so keep your results by avoiding the following 7 foods:
Don’t Eat White Pasta
White pasta is never OK to eat when you want to be fit. Sorry, it’s filled
with way too many simple carbs. These plentiful carbs have one singular
goal: to be stored on your body as fat.
Eat This: Spaghetti Squash
On those nights when you really crave a big bowl of noodles, try this
instead. Poke a spaghetti squash all over then bake at 400 degrees F for
45-60 minutes. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, scoop out the seeds and
then scrape out the long, noodle-like strands of squash. Serve these healthy
noodles with spaghetti sauce and meatballs.
Don’t Eat Store Bought Salad Dressing
The nutritional benefit of your salad is all but undone by the questionable
ingredients in store-bought salad dressing. From trans fats to
preservatives, store-bought salad dressing is a landfill of unnatural
ingredients that are best avoided.
Eat This: Simple Homemade Dressing
Making your own salad dressing is so simple. It literally takes less than
five minutes, and it tastes so much better freshly made. Here’s the equation
to use when making your own dressing:
3 parts high quality oil – extra virgin olive oil, hemp seed oil, flax
seed oil, or sesame seed oil.
- 1 part something acidic – vinegar, lemon, lime
- A dash of salt and fresh ground pepper
- Some fresh or dried herbs
Don’t Eat Packaged Granola Bars
Packaged bars have one thing going for them—the convenience factor. This
convenience comes at a price, as each packaged bar contains more
preservatives, carbs, calories and sugars than you should be eating.
Eat This: Raw Nuts
When you need a quick, energizing snack look no further than a handful of
raw nuts. This is a great way to cut down on sugar and other harmful
additives in granola bars while still enjoying a convenient energy boost.
Don’t Drink Blended Coffee Drinks
Coffee chains have made it socially acceptable to sip on a large blended
coffee drink topped with whipped cream anytime and anyplace. Unfortunately,
your body is going to respond to all that sugar in the only way that it
knows how…by storing it as fat. These blended drinks are extremely
addictive, so it’s best to avoid them completely.
Drink This: Unsweetened Iced Tea
The whole idea behind blended coffee drinks is to quench your thirst, but
there are more fitness-friendly ways to do so. Double brew 4 cups of your
favorite tea – try Chai Rooibos—then chill it in the fridge for a few hours.
Serve over ice and sweeten with a sprinkle of Stevia if needed—guilt-free
Don’t Eat Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches
The drive-thru may be calling you, especially when you’ve left for work in
such a hurry that you forgot to eat breakfast, but don’t give in. Fast food
breakfast sandwiches are filled with loads of preservatives, trans fats and
questionable ingredients. Not to mention these little breakfast bombs
contain more calories and fat than you need in the morning.
Eat This: Healthy Mini Muffins
The recipe below for Healthy Mini Muffins make the perfect on-the-go
breakfast or snack to keep you out of the drive-thru line. Make a batch on
the weekend to stock the fridge and then grab as needed throughout your busy
Don’t Eat Sweetened Yogurt
Little cups of fruit-flavored yogurts are often marketed as the next best
weight loss secret, but you know better. These ultra-sweet concoctions are
filled with sugars, corn syrup and preservatives, which will derail your
fitness results and send you on a sugar high.
Eat This: Plain Greek Yogurt with Fruit
Plain Greek yogurt has more protein and far less sugar than the cute little
fruit-flavored yogurt cups. Dress it up by adding your own, chopped fresh
Don’t Eat Potato Chips
Around three o’clock in the afternoon, when that vending machine is calling
out your name, remember this fact: Studies suggest that a potato chip habit
caused subjects to gain weight even faster than an ice cream habit. This is
likely due to all the preservatives, trans fats, empty calories and salt,
and how hard it is to each just a few.
Eat This: Bake Kale Chips
Kale chips are crunchy and satisfying, just like potato chips, yet you’re
able to crunch away guilt-free. Filled with fiber, protein and real food
nutrients, this is one crunchy snack that won’t expand your waistline.
Here’s how to make them at home: Wash and tear one bunch of kale into
chip-sized pieces. Toss with a Tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt
and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 12-15
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