She knew she needed to ditch the habit and move on to alternatives that were health friendly.
Like many people around the world, she was just stuck!
You have tried hard to embrace healthy eating, but what else might be holding you back from reaching your weight loss goals?
I’ll share some red flag foods that should be avoided as part of a healthy diet.
I believe in a balanced approach that focuses on drastically cutting back on the bad guys, while adding more whole, natural foods in their place.
Below are your diet’s worst enemies:
1. Artificial Juice
2 . Fried food
We all know fried foods are a healthy diet’s arch-nemesis.
If you’re going to have fried food, share it. Eat the smallest size possible, and keep it to once in a while at best.
Even better is making healthier versions of familiar foods at home such as baked fresh-cut fries with a drizzle of olive oil.
3 . Fat-free
Going fat-free is one of the biggest misconceptions in clients who want to lose weight.
In real sense, not all fats are bad for you.
‘Good’ fats keep you full and help you absorb more nutrients from food. They’re also beneficial for your heart.
Monounsaturated fatty acids (found in nuts, avocados, olive oil, and Canola oil) can lower cholesterol levels and your risk of getting heart disease.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (found in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, as well as corn and soybean oils) are a great source of heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
4 . Red meat
New research from the World Health Organization has labelled red meat a red flag food.
It only takes one or two servings of red meat a week to take you over the limit on saturated fat. The better choices are fish and lean meats like turkey or chicken.
5 . Soft drink/ soda
The last on the list and is perhaps the most obvious culprit, but in spite of studies backing up the negative effected both diet and regular soda have on your body, it’s shocking how much of it people drink.
Soda doesn’t nourish you. It doesn’t give your body anything at all. In addition to excess calories, soda has been linked to tooth decay, headaches, increased risk of type 2 diabetes, and decreased bone health. And despite its name, diet soda is no better.
I will be sharing more subsequently, do keep tabs.
I love you, I love your health.
Your favourite family physician,