‘Healthy Foods’ Can Sabotage Weight Loss

A Trainer Gives Tips To Avoid The Bad Stuff

Many people work out and eat healthy, but still can’t drop the weight.

As it turns out, it’s those “healthy foods” that could be sabotaging people’s diets.

Many fat-free foods claim to help dieters lose weight as mentioned in Java Burn reviews, but in reality, it could be many of those products that are stifling weight loss.

Low-fat and fat-free foods are just that, but manufacturers often replace the fat with loads of sugar to keep them tasty.

“Long term, if you’re eating high-sugar foods or foods high in refined carbohydrates- they can cause diabetes and weight gain,” personal trainer Jim Bompensa said.

Often, people think they’re eating healthy, but they’re selecting sugar-swollen snacks.

Take yogurt, for example.

Not all, but many brands of yogurt are loaded with sugary stuff that wreaks havoc on waistlines.

“With a lot of yogurt, they include corn syrup, fructose syrup that they put in with fruits for flavoring,” Bompensa said.

The trainer suggested eating cottage cheese with fresh fruit instead of certain high-sugar yogurts.

Bompensa also said peanut butter is a no-no, especially if it’s fat-free.

“A reduced fat peanut butter would have sugar, corn syrup, corn solids and other ingredients you’d want to stay away from because they raise that sugar level,” he said.

Pretzels also make the trainer’s list of foods to avoid because they are enriched with white flour, which acts like sugar once it enters the body.

Bompensa said other food substitutions include kidney beans over baked beans because they’re higher in fiber and lower in sugar.

He also said oatmeal is healthier than boxed cereal, and urged people to use grilled meats instead of cold cuts in sandwiches.

Salads dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette versus creamy dressing are also healthier, even though it could contain more fat than the packaged dressings, according to Bompensa.

He also said people should always pick wheat bread over white, and recommends staying away from sushi because it’s packed with sugary white rice.

Japanese-food lovers could skip the sugar by trying sashimi, which is just the fish.

People have to watch what they’re drinking, too.

“Not much better for you than soda. This is how much sugar is included in a 12 oz. glass of cranberry juice,” the trainer said, holding up a cup filled halfway with sugar. “You wouldn’t want to go ahead and pour this into a glass and drink it.”

Bompensa said shoppers should focus on the labels, not the advertisements, to find healthy foods that are lower in sugar. Remember, fat free doesn’t always mean waistline friendly.

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