Have you been trying to lose weight, but you’re, not having much success? If you are you’re, definitely not alone. I found that in a lot of cases, there are certain pet foods that people just hang on to that are keeping them from their goals.
In this video, we’re, going to go over the 10 foods that you need to get rid of. If you want to have success, [ Music, ] hi, I’m, dr eric Richardson, a board-certified family practice physician. I’d, like to welcome the family, med, a channel that focuses on giving you practical and accurate medical information to help.
You and your family, if you think this would be helpful to you make sure you subscribe hit that notification button and follow along with us. Okay. So what are the foods that are getting us into trouble? Most everybody struggles with losing weight.
It’s, not a normal natural thing for our bodies, and sometimes we just struggle knowing where to start exercise is important, but it’s only a small part of the picture. It really boils down to finding ways of eating that work with you and your body, but no matter what eating plan you go with.
As you’re trying to lose weight, there are certain foods that we know are going to get you in trouble. Now, this isn’t going to be an exhaustive list because, frankly, there are tons of foods out there that aren’t good for you, but these are some of the most common that I see causing my patients trouble.
The first is one of my downfalls, the blessed french fries, and potato chips. Nothing beats a fresh McDonald’s french fry, but it wreaks havoc on your waistline. French fries and potato chips are very high in calories and are easily broken down and converted to sugar in the body and quickly can turn to fat.
Several studies show that consuming french fries and potato chips are linked to weight gain and one showed that potato chips may contribute to more weight gained per serving than any other food. So eliminating these or keeping them at a minimum is important.
If you’re trying to slim that waste number two is sugary drinks, this probably should be number one, as it is probably one of the worst things for you that we consume regularly. They have a strong association with weight gain in one study.
I read a while back showed that one can a day of a non-diet soda put on about 10 pounds in the average person in a year. They have a lot of calories, but your brain, doesn’t recognize it as food, so it doesn’t make you feel full and you’re much more likely to overdo it on your calories in a very big way.
So do yourself a favor and stick to some cool water with lemon now number three is white. Bread white bread is a chewable version of sugar drinks when wheat is processed into white flour, they strip away most of the fiber and nutrients that cause the grain to be digested slowly.
Instead, it’s, converted quickly to sugar in the body and increases your sugar levels as well, because there isn’t much fiber, you’re, much more likely to eat more of it. So because of all this, we see a subsequent spike in your insulin, which is your enemy.
When you’re trying to lose weight, if you’re going to be eating, bread makes sure you make it whole grain and still keep those portions low. The fourth really shouldn’t even be considered food, but for some, they’re a big temptation.
These are candy bars. These, of course, are very unhealthy and are the perfect mix of sugar, refined, flours, and oils there aren’t many other foods that can pack in as many calories in a small package, as you find any candy bar now.
The worst part about them is, they usually are placed in strategic places in the store, so that when we’re bored hungry, and waiting in line, they’re right there for the taking resist that temptation and stay away from them.
If you want to progress in your goals, number five sometimes tricks some of us, because we think it is healthy, and this is fruit. Juice. The fruit is a great way to take care of that sweet tooth and, in moderation, is a very healthy part of a diet.
Now the problem is, though, when we drink it as a juice. The first problem is that most commercially available fruit juice still isn’t just juice. There are oftentimes added sugars that make this worse, but even if it is 100 juice, it can still hold you back when you’re trying to lose weight.
The problem is that making the juice they’re, usually getting rid of the pulp. The fiber and the other things that come with the fruit itself so doing so makes it much easier for your body to absorb the sugars, increasing your insulin and making you gain weight because you don’t have all the extra fiber as well.
It is much easier to consume more calories than you would if you just ate the fruit. So if you’re, trying to shed a few sticks with the whole fruit and pass on that morning, glass number six is also one that gets me a lot and that’s pastries cookies, and cakes.
There’s. An incredible french pastry cafe in salt lake city called gourmets that, if you’re ever in the area, do not stop by because you ‘ Ll definitely fall off your diet wagon. That place is incredible, but if you’re trying to make progress in your weight loss journey partaking, this kind of thing will not get you where you want to go.
They’re, also filled with refined, sugars and flowers and oftentimes oils that really get in the way of your goals. Many of the store-bought kinds as well are full of trans fatty acids, which are also harmful when it comes to cholesterol and heart disease.
One of the big problems, these kinds of foods as well that because they’re so high in sugars and low in nutrients, you’re, more likely to get hungry or faster after eating them a number. Seven is alcohol and specifically beer.
We all know about the beer belly and that’s with good reason. Beer specifically is much like soda or other sugary drinks. It contains a lot of carbohydrates that, just like everything else we’re talking about today, will increase your blood sugar, triggering the insulin response and will bring on that weight gain.
So if you’re trying to lose weight, you may want to consider cutting back on alcohol or skipping it together. Number eight is another guilty pleasure of mine, but it will get you into trouble quickly.
I hate to even say it, but it’s ice cream. There’s, nothing better than a bowl of ice cream, but unfortunately, it’s, not very healthy. It’s, super high in calories and low in sugar. Small amounts occasionally can be fine, but the problem is that it’s, easy to eat a lot in one setting doing things like making your own ice cream and using less sugar and more natural ingredients can help also serve it in a smaller bowl And don’t eat another carton, so you keep your portions smaller number.
Nine is gonna get me in trouble with my kids and that’s pizza. We all love a slice of pizza, but it’s very high. In calories and usually is made from refined, flours and processed meats, because of that it’s, easy to overeat it’s, just about the perfect combination of carbs and unhealthy fats and that’s.
What gets us in trouble? Better options, or sometimes some of the cauliflower crusts or a thin crust or making it at home with more whole grain and healthier toppings, okay, so last one number 10 is a big one.
That gets a lot of people in trouble. If you want to lose weight, you have to avoid high-calorie coffee drinks. Starbucks is not your friend one of the biggest offenders on their menu is the mocha cookie crumble.
Frappuccino, their large beverage comes in at a whopping 590 calories. It has 26 grams of fat and 76 grams of sugar that will not help you get into that swimsuit that you’re wanting to wear really any kind of liquid empty calories are not going to help you get to your goal, so stay away From the Starbucks line, save yourself a lot of money and a lot of excess calories.
So, as you can see from this list, there’s a lot of things in common with the food that we’ve discussed. They’re all highly processed junk foods that are loaded with added sugars, refined, flour, and added fats.
These are the type of foods that are responsible for our current obesity epidemic, but fortunately, staying away from them can go very far in helping you with your weight loss goals. I’m, not trying to say that you can’t ever have anything like these, but they really should not be a part of your typical diet.
Look at the labels avoid foods with added sugars and fats, stay away from things that are processed the closer you can get to a whole food diet, the better off you’re, going to do so now. You know about 10 of the top foods that you need to avoid to help you lose weight.
It certainly isn’t an inclusive list. There are plenty of other foods out there that you should avoid. So our question of the day is what is the most difficult thing that you need to give up? That is keeping you from your healthy eating goals.
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