Hidden Sources of Fat Gain – Foods to Avoid
If you are on a fat loss diet plan, one thing that you need to be very aware of is the type of food that you are choosing. While it does always come down to how many calories you are taking in, some foods are far more likely to cause you to take in more calories than you need.
Let’s go over some of the top sources of fat gain so that you can spot these in a hurry and make sure they are not making their way into your diet.
1. Cereal/Breakfast Bars
First, if you often start your day off with a cereal or breakfast bar, it’s time to change that! That breakfast bar is loaded with simple carbs and sugar and is very low in protein, so it’ll satisfy you for about 20 minutes. Then you’ll be back for more food, thereby driving up your calorie intake.
2. Fruit Juice
The next food source to avoid is fruit juice. If you want fruit, go for the real thing. It contains the fibre that fruit juice lacks and is not nearly as calorie dense. It is also more satisfying to eat a real piece of fruit than to have a quick drink.
3. Frozen Dinner Meals
Moving along, frozen dinner meals are also a problematic food. The issue with these is that even though they may be calorie controlled, they’re typically low in protein and lack the satiety that you would get from a freshly cooked meal.
This means you may go on to have another snack shortly after the meal, making it not so low in calories any longer. Try to use these meals only in an ‘emergency’.
So make sure that you aren’t adding these three items to your diet on a regular basis or you could be unknowingly sabotaging your diet entirely.