3 Food Items that are Bad for Your Waistline

Do you indulge in a high-protein and low-carb diet? Do you eat raw foods or green smoothies because you think they are healthy? We have news for you, experts believe that these food items may not be supercharged with health benefits after all. Here are three things that you must keep in mind, especially if you are trying to control your weight:

  • Only High-protein and Low-Carb Food

Be it protein shakes, bars or brownies, the latest health trend is to gorge on food rich in protein. But, when you’re sweating it out at the gym, you need carbohydrates as well because carbohydrates give you energy. You must stay away from protein snacks that have artificial fillers and unhealthy sugar alcohols. Ditch the high-protein/low-carb food items and switch to healthy carbohydrates such as oats, brown rice and quinoa to maintain an attractive waistline. Eat proteins like skinless chicken, fish, eggs, lean meat, nuts or legumes as part of your daily meals.

  • Large Smoothies with Too Many Kilojoules

Besides milk, vegetables or fruits, a smoothie is usually loaded with chocolate, honey, syrups, and peanut butter. These ingredients make your so-called ‘health drink’ unhealthy with additional kilojoules. It’s not even good for your teeth as research shows that it results in enamel erosion, especially if consumed between meals. Make your smoothie healthy with leafy greens, fresh fruits, skim milk, yogurt and seeds. Avoid adding syrups, coconut water or too many fruits in your smoothie. It’s not good to add too much fat and sugar. Drink your smoothie at meal times and not between meals.

  • Too Much Raw Food

Large portions of bananas, grapes, or carrots might do more harm than good to your waistline as they contain more sugar than you need. Enjoy raw food occasionally but not all the time. Eat them in moderation, as snacks, and not as meals.

Eat healthy, nutritious food that’s good for your waistline. Avoid eating things just because they are in vogue. If you have any doubt, consult with our experienced food, nutrition and wellness consultants right away. They will help you stay fit and lose weight through lifestyle changes and exercise.

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