10 foods that sabotages your weight loss efforts

10 foods that sabotages your weight loss efforts

A healthy weight loss depends largely on what you eat daily. There are some foods or ingredients we use that adds way more calories than we realize.

You might think your meal portion is really small and you aren’t consuming a lot of calories but you would be surprised at how many calories that tiny food contains.

It can be frustrating when you try your best to work out, get your fruits veggies in, you stop eating some high calorie food, I mean you even put away the ice cream bowls and still the weight won’t bulge. It’s time to identify the culprits.

The purpose of this post is expose some of these foods and ingredients that sabotage your weight loss efforts.

Let’s go in.

 

1. Fruit juice

 

Orange juice and weight loss

Fruit juice like oranges, over ripe pineapple, mango usually contain high sugar without the fibre (the fibre is what makes … Read more

13 healthy habits you need to adopt to improve your lifestyle

Healthy habits should be very easy to execute but then life happens.You always start your day with good intentions.
You get out of bed and decide today is the day you start eating healthier. You already made plans to do a 30 minute workout and make a yummy green smoothie. But you look at the time and it’s already 6:30am.
The time went by so fast while you were making breakfast for your family and getting ready for work.

You tell yourself that you will just order in a healthy meal during lunch break but your day gets filled up with meetings and client work and you forget to eat. At this point, anything will do. Even a doughnut.

You haven’t given up yet though. You can still do a 15 minute workout when you get home in the evening. When you get home, you get preoccupied making sure your … Read more

Top Models Approach to Healthy Living

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Most of us believe that lives of supermodels are all about glamour, travelling and having fun. But looking perfect at all times is not as easy as it seems. Preparations for the fashion weeks, castings and important photo shoots require certain sacrifices and a lifestyle that will ensure that their bodies will remain in top shape for the catwalk.

This, of course, involves regular visits to the gym, strenuous exercising, getting a lot of sleep, staying hydrated, and also doing yoga and meditation to balance the mood and banish stress. But eating properly is just as important, especially during those hectic days when it is hard to keep any good habits at all between two shows. Here is how to eat like a supermodel.

1. Start Light in the Morning and Go Heavier as the Day Goes on

It is important to start your day with something that … Read more

How I changed my diet in 5 easy steps

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If someone told me years back that I’ll be able to stop eating hot dog every day, I would probably have looked at that person and laughed. Seriously I was a junk food addict. I loved and enjoyed eating junk food every day. I also had the bad habit of eating late. Imagine eating eba by 10pm (I know! what???) I didn’t care about what it did to my skin or body. Yup I would gain weight like crazy every now and then.
I would look at a picture of Beyonce and say “body goals” but I didn’t do anything about it. I honestly never taught eating healthy was a big deal. Sometimes when I would want to do something about it, I’ll just go for a short jog and in my mind I’ve done something big and I should probably have lost 5kg. Ha!

My wakeup call came … Read more

Can water help you lose weight?

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I posted on my BBM channel http://www.pin.bbm.C003B44FE how important it is to drink water and someone asked how possible it is to lose weight by drinking water. I wanted to explain immediately but I realized that 400 letters isn’t enough to talk about the relationship between water and weight loss so let’s break it down here.

Water does not have some magical power to burn fat but it helps with your weight loss effort. 8 glasses a day is recommended by a lot nutritionist. If you take tea a lot, you can reduce your water intake for the day.

One way water can help in weight loss is by stopping you from over eating. Staying hydrated can help stop over eating. A good way to know if you are hydrated is to check the colour of your urine. If it is clear or light yellow, you are good but if … Read more

6 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT HEALTHY LIVING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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It’s so amazing that more people are trying to live healthy these days, not just to lose weight but to actually have a healthier body. There are lots of theories on the internet about healthy living and weight loss. It’s been hard to figure out what is true and what isn’t concerning nutrition. Let’s walk through some of the top misconceptions out there right now.

1) Common belief that eating carbohydrates even low amounts can increase body weight.
Foods containing carbs can’t be cut off from a healthy diet as they provide fiber, sugars and starch which supply energy to the body in the form of glucose and this is the source of energy for human cells, tissues and organs.
Your body needs carbohydrates for energy so don’t completely eliminate it from your diet. There are ‘good’ carbohydrates for you.
8 slices of bread isn’t ideal but when eaten right, … Read more