3 Diet Traps That Sabotage Weight LossAuthor: Oksana Aron, MD Source: Weight Loss NYC Jun 15, 2012
Weight Loss Diet Tips
What you don't understand about dieting can cost you at the scale, resulting in extra pounds. If you continually find yourself still not losing the weight you think you should, there may be some hidden diet problems. Here we shed some light on common diet misunderstandings.
1.) Hidden sugars
Sugar lurks in some of the most unsuspecting foods and the results are disastrous to your healthy diet. Common culprits include cereals, pasta sauces, soups, salad dressings and sauces in general. Not only does a diet high in sugar lead to weight gain, but it can also cause you to burn your energy stores too rapidly.
Tip: Check the ingredients listed on the nutrition label. If the first few ingredients list sugar or some variation of sugar such as high-fructose corn syrup, evaporated cane juice, fruit juice concentrate, glucose, dextrose, sucrose, honey, malt syrup, molasses or agave, then you know it has a high sugar content.
2.) Lack of fiber
Fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. They keep you fuller longer and can help prevent snacking and overeating.
Tip: Make sure your daily diet includes about 30 grams of fiber for healthy weight loss.
3.) "Healthy" junk food
Even though that snack bar is organic, all natural or sweetened with evaporated cane juice instead of refined sugar, it still can cause weight gain because of its sugar or calorie content. Not only that, but you may even give yourself permission to binge on these "healthy" snacks, so consume with caution.
Tip: Limit your snacking on healthy snack foods and fill up on fresh, natural foods for a quick energy boost without the additives or extra calories.
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