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Everyone knows the feeling when a special day is coming up like a date, reunion or maybe even an interview, and you want to lose a few extra pounds quickly.
At a healthy weight loss it is not just a matter of burning calories, but of course also on adequate exercise in the form of sports and other exercises. Adequate hydration is also essential.
There are foods that hinder you on the way to success and which you should therefore avoid. If you have the 11 foods delete from your menu from this article, you will be considered in the long term lead a healthier life and feel much more vital.
1. Ice cream
Ice cream is very tasty and the perfect refreshment on hot days, but unfortunately very unhealthy. It is too high in calories and most types are loaded with sugar.
A small portion of ice cream is of course okay from time to time. The problem, however, is that it is extremely easy to eat large amounts at once.
An alternative would be to make your own ice cream, by using a lot less sugar and instead using healthier ingredients like full fat yogurt and fruit.
Also serve yourself a small portion that you consciously enjoy and keep the rest of the ice cream for later, so that you don’t snack too much at once.
2. Fruit juices
Most fruit juices, that are offered in the supermarket, have very little to do with whole fruits.
In particular, Berry juices are very often processed with large amounts of additional sugar.
Because juice doesn’t contain fiber, your own body doesn’t feel full or rather satiated. Nevertheless, you gain weight. Fruit juice can also be pasteurized whereby both bad bacteria and all-important nutrients of the original fruit.
If, on the other hand, you are a piece of fruit, chewing gives you more fiber so that you will feel full more quickly. So forget the packaged juice and treat yourself to a delicious fruit plate with fresh fruit for breakfast instead.
3. Processed foods
Large amounts of sugar are hidden in processed foods. Even if you choose a healthy salad, the salad dressing was most likely saturated with sugar.
The same applies to other processed products such as ketchup, barbecue sauce and even mustard.
Just open your kitchen cupboards and choose one of your favorites at random. Mind the list of ingredients, because there is a good chance that there is a lot of sugar hidden in it.
But be careful: there are many different names behind which sugar is hidden. These include, for example, sucrose, dextrose, raffinose, glucose, but also fructose syrup, glucose syrup, caramel syrup or lactose.
Meanwhile there are over 120 sugar names!
Pizza is a very popular fast food that is widely advertised. Unfortunately, commercially made pizzas are very unhealthy.
Depending on the thickness and topping, the pasta weighs in at around 800 to 1,000 calories, Not to mention saturated fats!
If you want to enjoy a slice of pizza, Better try healthier ingredients at home. Homemade pizza sauce can also be healthier and lower in calories, because grocery sauces often contain excessive sugar.
An alternative choice is to look for a pizzeria that makes healthier pizzas. Otherwise, look for a recipe for a low carb pizza, i.e. a pizza without flour from wheat!
If you need to lose weight quickly and efficiently, you should avoid sugar as much as possible. It is evident in many foods that it contains sugar.
These include, for example, Soft drinks, fruit juices, cookies, donuts or chocolate bars. But even “less conspicuous” foods like tomato sauce or cereal packs can be very sugary. A normal soft drink contains 8 teaspoons of sugar, which is about 72 calories.
To burn such a soft drink, you would have to walk about 1440 steps. Because many of us work Spending a lot of time sitting down there is a risk that a single non-alcoholic drink will persistently accumulate on the hips and abdomen. Therefore try to replace sugary snacks with vegetable sticks to nibble on.
6. Artificial sweeteners
Many people think it’s smart To replace sugar with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, isomalt, mannitol or xylitol. However, these pretend to the body that it will get something sweet.
If the body doesn’t get the expected calories, the whole regulatory method gets messed up. Your body needs its guaranteed calories a day and will react with cravings, to make sure he gets it!
In reality there is a lot of evidence that you don’t really lose weight by eating artificial sweeteners.
It’s hard to skip the cute stuff, but once you get used to it, you will lose weight all the faster!
7. Avoid bread
White bread is made from “refined” grain and often contains a lot of added sugar.
It has a high glycemic index and can yours Blood sugar level increase sharply.
To lose weight, you should therefore skip all products that contain white flour!
That means White bread, pastries, cakes and breaded products.
Fortunately, there are many healthy alternatives to traditional wheat bread. One of them is Ezekiel bread, which is probably the healthiest bread on the market.
Other healthier alternatives to white flour that you can use, for example, when baking, are whole grain, chickpea, buckwheat, almond, and teff flour.
Spelled is closely related to wheat, but ilt as the healthier grain, because it contains more essential proteins and vitamins.
8. High-calorie coffee drinks
Any caffeine in coffee can help you Burn calories. If the coffee drink but contains sugar, flavors and milk, however, the benefit created by caffeine offsets.
Since we’ve already talked about sugar and artificial sweeteners, let’s take a closer look at coffee milk.
Cream and whole milk contain a lot of fat, so that baby calves become big cows.
The fat but also helps you to grow and that in a broadway! While a black coffee has just 4 calories, a classic milk coffee has 66 calories. A healthier alternative to coffee would be matcha tea, that also cheers you up!
9. Leave out the chips
Whole potatoes are healthy and filling, unfortunately, this does not apply to French fries and potato chips. These snacks are very high in calories and on a cozy TV evening, it quickly happens that we eat too many of them.
Everything that is fried, especially when “unhealthy” oil is used, sticks to the hip. Of course, this also applies to poultry and bacon.
Many of these foods are full of flavor enhancers, which makes them addictive quickly. Who can stop with a chip? Instead, you should be your body supply with valuable vegetable oils such as omega-3. This is found in some types of fish such as salmon and at the same time promotes heart health!
10. Flatulence from salt
Salt is important for your body to function properly. The problem is, that we consume a lot of salt these days.
Straight if you eat processed foods, chips, chips, and other high-salt meals often, your own body is attached to the water reserves so that it can dilute the large amounts of salt in your body and maintain the correct salinity.
To lose weight quickly, therefore you cannot avoid reducing your salt intake. Thereby you also lose any water weight that has accumulated over time. Besides, there is salt in nibbles also in many bread products, meat and sausage products, Cheese and other dairy products as well as instant soups.
11. Certain types of alcohol, especially beer
Alcohol provides more calories than carbohydrates and protein, or about 7 calories per gram.
Have you ever wondered why many men and women who consume beer regularly tend to have a beer belly?
Of course, that’s because of the beer, which brings a whole lot of empty calories. Most beers hit an average of 40 to 60 calories per 100ml!
To go back to our measurement analogy you would have to walk about half a mile per beer. So if you want that the extra pounds are falling off quickly, you should simply save yourself the evening beer and of course also avoid overly sweetened cocktails.