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Avoid These Seven Foods

Are you eating these wrong foods?

I see it happen all the time fat loss results from eating the wrong foods. Please don’t let this be you. You exercise hard, so keep your results by avoiding these seven foods:

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1) Don’t Eat: White Pasta
White pasta will never be OK to eat when your goal is to look fit. Sorry, it’s filled with way too many simple carbs. These plentiful carbs have one singular goal, storing body fat.

Eat This: Spaghetti Squash

On those nights when you 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.

2) Don’t Eat: Store Bought Salad Dressing
The nutritional benefit of your salad can be undone by in store-bought salad dressing. Salad dressing is a landfill of unnatural ingredients that are best avoided. 

Eat This: Simple Homemade Dressing

Making your salad dressing is simple and takes less than five minutes, and tastes great.

Three 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

3) Don’t Eat: Packaged Granola Bars
Packaged bars have one thing going for them — the convenience factor, and price. A bar contains preservatives, carbs, calories, and sugars that make them a poor eating choice.

Eat This: Raw Nuts

When you need a quick, energizing snack look no further than a handful of raw nuts. This will cut down on the sugar and other harmful additives. Nuts are a convenient energy boost and are much better for you.

4) Don’t Drink: Blended Coffee Drinks
Coffee chains have made it acceptable to sip on a sizeable blended coffee drink. 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 addictive, so it’s best to avoid them altogether.

Drink This: Unsweetened Iced Tea

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 refreshment.

5) Don’t Eat: Fast Food Breakfast Sandwiches
The drive-thru may be calling you. When you’ve left for work in such a hurry that you forgot to eat breakfast, but don’t give in. Fast food contains loads of preservatives, trans fats, and questionable ingredients.

Eat This: Grain-Free Mini Muffins

Grain-Free Mini Muffins make the perfect on-the-go breakfast. They can also 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 week.

6) Don’t Eat: Flavored Yogurt
Often promoted as a healthy snack Fruit-flavored yogurts are not a great alternative. They contain sugars, corn syrup, and preservatives. These can 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. Dress it up by adding your own, chopped fresh fruit.

7) Don’t Eat: Potato Chips
A potato chip habit causes people 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 a few.

Eat This: Bake Kale Chips

Kale chips are crunchy and satisfying. They are excellent sources of 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 minutes.

The following is the quickest and most permanent way to drop fat and feel amazing — a combination of healthy eating and consistent, challenging workouts.

I’m here to help you meet your fitness and weight loss goals. You deserve that fit and attractive body—I can help you get it.
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