2 Foods to Avoid If You Want to Lose Weight

The 2 foods that you should avoid may come as a surprise to you. You may be under the impression that they are OK. They are generally regarded as healthy” and people are surprised when they learn that they should eliminate them from their diet.
It is common knowledge that trans fats are bad for you, and also high-fructose corn syrup. I won’t go over these ones again ” you probably know only too well. Its not either of these that I have in mind.
The first one that you should avoid is all wheat products – I mean, the ones that contain wheat such as all types of bread, pasta, bagels, and cereals (even the “whole wheat” cereals are to be included in this list).
The reasons for wheat products are, first of all, much of the population has an allergy to the gluten in wheat products and other grains. But what most people do not realise is that we were never meant to have a large proportion of wheat in our diet. Our digestive system has never adjusted to it.
Wheat has been introduced into our diet only in the last couple of thousand years or so, and has NEVER been a high percentage of the human diet until the last 80 to 100 years! Before that, our diet generally consisted of a much healthier mixture of nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits.
When somebody is trying to lose weight, if they will cut wheat out of their diet for 2 to 3 weeks, they will get results. Not only will they lose weight and feel better as a result of having more energy, but in some cases it has resulted in curing headaches and indigestion that had persisted for years.
The second food that should be eliminated from your diet, will come as a shock to most people – fruit juice. It is generally regarded as a very healthy choice and would probably be included in most calorie controlled diets.
Now I am not totally against carbohydrates – in fact, I believe that most fruits are very beneficial and healthy. But this is referring to fruits in their natural state – not processed. And when you separate the juice from the rest of the fruit which is rich in fiber, it’s no longer useful for dieting. What you are left with is a high-calorie, sugary drink that is best avoided.
If you only drink the juice of the fruit (and apple and orange juice are the worst offenders in this) you leave out the fiber which helps to satisfy hunger, and you are only going to crave more carbohydrates. Also, the fiber helps to slow down the response of the blood sugar much more so than the juice.
The bottom line is that consuming too much fruit juice makes you fat. But consuming the whole fruit is an important part of a balanced diet, and supplies your body with a high level of nutrients. This also depends on you having unprocessed foods in the rest of your diet also.