FOOD YOU THINK IS "HEALTHY"...
I hope your year has started well and your well on your way with your fitness goals. In this post I just wanted to help you steer clear of some foods. Here are 5 foods you might think are healthy but aren't.
This is a big one, the amount of times I have heard people say "I'm eating really well, I had a pasta salad for dinner".
That I bet included pasta and vegetables but no meat.
That on it's own is bad, you need protein each meal, it will help you tone up and also help you recover from your workouts quicker.
The main reason pasta isn't great is because it has to go through a whole process and by the time it get's to your plate having gone through all the process is it really going to be that good for us?
2. Cereal bars and energy bars
When I worked in the NHS I had the monotonous task of going to Tesco and going through all the cereal bars and health bars and report back on the amount of fat and sugar in them (I think they just made us do that to get rid of us for a bit ha ha!)
Anyway, we didn't find one healthy bar. Not one, we based it on if they had more that 10g of sugar they where deemed 'unhealthy'.
A lot of them claimed low fat which was true but they then make up by putting a load of sugar in there for good measure.
"Your telling me salads aren't good for me now John?"
No, I'm saying great, have your salad but don't add all that dressing on, it could add hundreds and hundreds of calories right there.
4. 99% of foods labelled fat free.
You've seen them haven't you? Whenever you see that it's probably got a bunch of sugar and other chemicals in that aren't good for us.
Now don't get me wrong I love a good bacon sandwich but I try and keep that to a minimum now.
You see many breads labeled "multi-grain" and "wheat" are typically made with
refined grains, so you're not getting the full nutritional benefit of the whole grain.
How can you be sure?
Read nutrition labels carefully.
If the first flour in the ingredient list is refined (it will typically say "bleached" or "unbleached enriched wheat flour") you are not getting a 100% whole-grain bread.
Also if you buy just brown bread, it's literally white bread dyed brown, so again not good.
Ill give you a little tip if you can’t stay away from bread, buy sourdough instead. Ok, probably not the best name but honestly, toasted sourdough bread and scrambled eggs is my favourite breakfast, you need to try it :)
AND I am going to give you a bonus:
6. Sports drinks
While most sports drinks do contain important electrolytes (like potassium and sodium) that are necessary for intense workouts or endurance training, you don't need a sports drink to fuel light activity. Many sports drinks contain 125 calories or more per 20-oz. bottle.
They also contain a lot of sugar, again, not great when aiming to lose weight.
Hopefully this list has helped you, if you would like any more help why not try out a FREE class, what have you got to lose?
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