How I Lost 50 Pounds Avoiding 4 Foods
A while back, I let myself go. I ate like garbage, looked garbage, and felt like garbage. I've always thought the word DIET was such an ugly word, so instead of striking off on a diet (starving myself and thinking about food 24/7), I went online to learn about foods that might be preventing me from losing weight.
Depending on your body type and daily exercise, here are the foods that kept coming up as hindrances to weight loss. So, I decided to cut out these foods until I got to my desired weight.
Important caveat: I replaced these foods with smarter choices, including more veggies – walked more - and dropped 50 lbs in 12 months. YOU might be different. As always, check with your doctor before starting any weight loss effort, and discuss what's right for you. But THIS worked for me. I ate good, tasty foods and NEVER starved myself.
Bread – Tragic, but true. The more you eat, the more you crave. It's the carbs, and carbs that aren't burned turn to sugar. Starchy ingredients, gluten and wheat are hard to pass through the digestive system and cause you to feel bloated. I know this sounds brutal, but you can add it back in later on.
Soda: Regular & Diet – A 12 oz can of cola has 39 grams of sugar which equals 10 teaspoons, and anything “artificial” doesn't belong in your body. If I could switch to seltzer, you can too.
Pasta – I'm half Italian and giving up pasta and bread was like torture. Not that pasta is terrible for you, but if you eat a lot of it - there's 42 grams of carbs per serving before you load it up with sauce, cheese, etc. Again, I added it back in later on.
Salted Processed Snacks – Pretty much a no brainer.
Now, I ate a lot of these 4 and dropping them cold turkey wasn't easy. But they say it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Well, after 3 weeks this actually became easy, the pounds began to come off, and I now eat bread and pasta in moderation. While this worked for me, check with an expert to find out what's best for you.
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