Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss

Are you a busy working women or a stay-at-home mom trying to lose weight? Are you frustrated with all the different weight loss plans out there but have not got the desired results?   If you answered yes then following these tips will get you on the right track to weight loss.

Today, a lot of busy working women lead an unhealthy lifestyle that include eating fast food and snacking on fatty snacks throughout the day, without realizing its ill effects. Unfortunately, these habits may lead to obesity and other health complications.

You need to avoid certain foods that are high in fats and sodium content.  Some of the food that you must avoid while trying to lose weight are mentioned below:

Red Meat:
Red Meat is rich in saturated fat. Every 3 ounce of beef could add 300 calories and 80 Mg of cholesterol to you body. This is why nutritionists and dietitians recommend avoiding meat while you are trying to lose weight.  And if you absolutely must eat meat, chose very lean cuts and to eat a small portion.

Dairy Products:
Most people love dairy products, they can be tempting but if you are on a mission to lose weight avoiding your favorite food may help you attain your weight loss goals quicker.  Dairy products like cheese, ice creams and butter contain high amounts of fat and excessive consumption will lead you nowhere in your weight loss mission. If you are part of a NYC Adventure boot camp, the experts will advise you on the foods that you must avoid and the food you can eat and in what quantities.

Sports Drinks & Flavored Water:
Sodas, Sports Drinks and High Sugar Juices are your worst choice when reaching for something to drink. They contain high amounts of sugars and high fructose syrup that are harmful for your body and regular consumption of soda water may lead to excessive accumulation of fat and lead to obesity. You can replace drinking soda with 100% Coconut water, plain water and try adding a slice of lemon to your water for a little extra taste.

Alcohol is the great sabotager of dieting.  Every gram of alcohol contains 7 calories and it contains fat contents twice as much as carbohydrates and proteins.  If you consume a single beer every day, you would gain 1.2 pounds of weight to your body everyday.  Try to consume alcohol in moderation.  When attending a party.  Make sure to drink water in between drinks.  Or skip drinks all together, fake it and drink sparkling water with a twist of lime.

Partially Hydrogenated oil:
You must avoid all foods that are fried in hydrogenated oils. Hydrogenated oils contain high levels of trans fats. Tran’s fats that are included in fried foods have shown to increase the risk for a person to develop cardiovascular diseases. Eating these foods frequently can increase LDL (bad) cholesterol and lower the HDL (good) cholesterol. Fried foods can raise blood pressure due to clogged arteries. This then raises a person’s risk of suffering from a heart attack.  Although fried foods are known to cause health problems there are alternative cooking techniques that can be used to decrease these health dangers. One alternative way to cook food without frying them and maintaining the fried taste is to oven bake the food.

Nuts are nutritious and are good for your body only if consumed in moderate quantities, over consumption of nuts can hamper your weight loss efforts. Expert dieticians at  NYC Adventure Boot Camp will work with you to get  the exact proportion of nuts you can consume without affecting our weight loss efforts..

Avoiding the above food stuff and regular exercise can speed up your weight loss efforts and help you get maximum results in a shorter period..

NYC Adventure Boot Camp is a non-competative outdoor fitness boot camp in New York City and Scarsdale, NY.  My name is Stacy Papakostas and I am commited to living and spreading a healthy life style.  If you have any questions regarding my boot camp or fitness related questions, please feel free to send me an email. 

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