If you are following a diet plan to lose weight, it is highly likely that you will get a list of foods to avoid such as cakes, ice cream, candies or sodas. However, some other less obvious foods can be just as dangerous to your health or weight loss efforts. Below you can find some useful information on foods that may seem healthy/good for weight loss but are disastrous to health/weight loss.
High Fiber Foods:
Most weight loss programs have high fiber foods as staple items. Many people get less fiber than the amount that is needed to maintain optimal health. High-fiber food items offer many benefits including helping to lower your risk of having diabetes, obesity and heart disease as well as to lose weight successfully for the long term. However, it can be disastrous for you to consume insufficient fiber on a daily basis when you have weight loss goals. For instance, fiber should be increased slowly into your diet for your stomach to adjust to it. Adding a lot of fiber rich foods too quickly might cause gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain and stomach upset.
Fruits and vegetables:
All healthy diets have fruits and vegetables in all sizes, shapes and colors. However, there are some items that you should eat in moderation. Here are some of the potential weight loss diet busters:
Veggies: Be careful when adding fried or breaded veggies with heavy sauces as they are no longer regarded as low-calorie items. These veggies can inhibit your weight loss efforts. Choose healthy cooking methods like steaming or use spices and low fat dressings for flavor.
Dried Fruit: You want to avoid dried fruits with high calorie and added sugar content. If you want to eat dried fruits as snacks, you should have small serving size.
Fruit Juice: You can enjoy a glass of fruit juice once in a while. Just remember that these juices contain calories which can add up quickly without giving you a full feeling. Even if the fruit juices are unsweetened with only the natural sugar, they can still contain as much calories as the amount in a soda pop. A glass of orange juice at breakfast could also give you a lot of calories. Your weight loss diet should contain only 100% fruit juice without the added sugar.
Salads: These foods are guilt-free, but at times they are drenched in high-fat toppings and dressing. A dressing can have a bit of healthy fat, but you need to have this in moderation.
These are just some of the foods that may seem healthy/good for weight loss but are disastrous to health/weight loss. You need to pay attention to your food choices when choosing a diet plan for weight loss.