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Friday, January 17, 2014

Want to Lose Weight? Then Don't Eat These 3 Foods!

Losing weight, or trying to maintain a healthy weight level, is hard work. Don't blow it by eating foods that are not only unhealthy for you but can also put that weight right back on. Here are 3 to avoid.

#1 - TV dinners - even though the label may say it's healthy and low calorie, frozen TV dinners should be avoided. In fact, anything that you can cook in the microwave is most likely full of fat and chemicals. Chemicals are used in processes food to preserve them and are not healthy ingredients. Other microwaveable foods also contain a high amount of salt and sugar which will not help with weight loss and are also harmful to your health.

#2 - High calorie beverages - you might think it harmless to add a soda to your meal if you are eating a healthy, well-balanced diet. Think again. Soft drinks have huge amount of sugar and sugar substitutes (chemicals), which will only add unnecessary calories. One can of regular Coke has 150 calories, not to mention sugar and sodium. And watch those sugary coffee drinks, too. One 12-oz latte contains 120-200 calories.

#3 - Processed meat - if you love hot dogs, you might want to reconsider if you're trying to lose weight. All processed meat, like hot dogs, lunch meat, bacon, sausage and pepperoni contain calories, sodium, chemicals for preservatives and even an ingredient called sodium nitrite which is a carcinogenic (cancer-causing). And processed meats contain the fattiest parts of the meat which people wouldn't buy on its own, but it's all there along with the calories in processed meats.

If you avoid these three foods, drink lots of water, and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean cuts of meat, you will not only be eating healthy but losing the extra weight at the same time.
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