By Zarifah binti Aziz | Published on May 25, 2022
Did you realize that the food you eat has an impact on your weight? Some foods might help you gain or lose weight, so make the best healthy choice you can. Here are some foods to stay away from when trying to lose weight:
Potato chips have 536 calories per 100 g, making them a high-calorie food. Besides, potato chips are high in salt and have bad fats, which can cause blood pressure to rise and weight gain.
White bread is highly refined, meaning it has little or no nutritional value. They’re also high in added sugar, which can cause blood sugar to spike. So, consume white bread in moderation or avoid it entirely.
Cookies, cakes, and pastries are high in calories, sugar, and fat, all of which cause weight gain. After eating these high-calorie but low-nutrient foods, you will most likely become quite hungry and not quite filling.
Another worst food for weight loss is fruit juices. It sold in supermarkets are often loaded with added sugar, high calories, and high processing, meaning they contain very little whole fruit. They also have no fiber, so you won’t feel full or satisfied for as long. Therefore, it is best to eat whole fruit.
Processed meat like hot dogs, sausages, bacon and hams are high in calories and fat, which can lead to weight gain. Moreover, processed meat has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, according to research. You should limit the intake of processed meat.
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