Weight loss can be confusing and difficult when you don’t know where to begin. There are so many diets that exist. Health experts teach various things and leave us questioning which one to follow. To be honest, losing weight is not rocket science. Plus, there are many factors and techniques to lose weight. The most important factor is your diet.
Think of your body as a vehicle. Cars can’t function properly without oil, gas, antifreeze, etc. Likewise, our bodies function differently depending what we put in our bodies. For example, lack of fiber can lead to constipation and lack of iron leads to anemia. Both of these symptoms come from the foods we eat! You only get one body in this lifetime. Please take care of it.
Although exercise is important and shouldn’t be neglected, I’m going to show you foods you can remove from your diet to lose fat without exercising.
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Say what?! Okay, bread actually isn’t that bad for you. However, white bread is bad for you and too much of it can result in weight gain. Switch to 100% whole wheat bread and enjoy it as a treat. Portion control really helps people lose weight. By eating just what you need, you won’t overeat and pack on the calories.
Also, 100% whole wheat bread leaves you feeling full longer. Satisfying your body’s hunger assures you won’t eat until you really need food in your system. Plus, whole wheat bread is filled with nutrients that aren’t in white bread. There’s absolutely no reason to not make the switch and go whole grain.
2. Chips And Cookies
Consuming snacks as if they were whole foods is a huge no no. They usually offer no necessary nutrition and are full of trans fat, MSG, canola oil, and artificial food coloring. If you’re struggling with these foods, avoid them them altogether. They can be extremely addictive and easy to overeat.
Chips are loaded with sodium (salt). Although it helps them appeal to our taste buds, the high sodium content results in high blood pressure. High blood pressure leads to heart problems including coronary heart disease, heart failure, and strokes. Is the chip worth it?
Also, chips are high in calories. It’s way to easy to pile on the calorie intake by eating chips. They’re addictive and leave us craving more causing us to eat more and more. Replace the chips with a healthier snack. For example, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish are a healthier snack. This company doesn’t use artificial coloring and I think they taste great. Plus, kids love them!
Cookies are packed with unhealthy fats and sugar. I can’t stress to you enough of the harmful effects of sugar. That stuff makes gaining weight so easy and keeps you fat! View cookies as a treat and use them only for pure enjoyment.
3. White Rice
White rice is extremely easy for the body to break down. Since it digests so quickly, it produces a hungry feeling soon after. There’s not many vitamins or minerals in white rice. I would definitely recommend switching to whole grain brown rice. However, rice does not have to be cut out completely. Use appropriate portions and don’t consume it more than one a week.
Another key point to keep in mind is the ingredients found within the cooked rice. You don’t want to eat greasy or over seasoned rice. Also, make sure to pair the rice with healthy ingredients: like broccoli, corn, or beans.
4. Sweets and candies
My aunt recently cut out her daily chocolate consumption and lost 7 pounds! Just from not eating chocolate! The reason I stay away from candy is because of sugar, sugar, sugar. Once I learned how to read the nutritional facts label, I stopped eating candy immediately. Some candies are pure sugar with artificial coloring added to it. It’s absolutely insane!
The reason why sugar is so fattening is because once inside your body, your body begins to burn sugar (instead of fat) for energy. It’s highly addicting and can cause all sorts of health problems, including diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Also, the artificial sugar in sweets (high fructose corn syrup) is unnatural and our bodies weren’t made to process it. It’s one of the reasons why many people in America (60%) are obese. Please stay away from this stuff altogether!
The only candy I recommend that you consume (in moderation, of course) is dark chocolate. It has wonderful health benefits and tastes great! It’ll definitely hit your sweet spot and leave you satisfied.
5. Soda And Juice
Most people know that soda is extremely harmful to them. However, most people continue to drink it anyway. The acid in soda combined with the sugar is dangerous. There’s no nutrition in soda at all. Nothing. It’s literally empty calories and sugar. There’s no benefit to drinking it. It’s bad for your teeth, your liver, your kidney, even your skin. (Yes! Soda CAN cause acne.)
The high amount of sodium and caffeine actually dehydrates you. If you’re thirsty, the last thing you need is a soft drink. Soda is super addictive and can cause cancer if it contains caramel color.
Fruit juices are harmful as well. They can be loaded with artificial coloring and sugar with no good nutrition in it at all! It’s pretty much liquid candy. I stopped drinking juice a long time ago. I only drank water until I came across Body Armor Sports Drink. Unlike Gatorade, the sugar amount is low and it contains so many vitamins. I drink one every morning and would strongly recommend it to anyone.
6. Fast food
I used to love eating fast food so I feel your pain on this one. However, the damage done to your health is not worth it. It’s mostly processed junk and filled with trans fat. It causes harm to your cholesterol and can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, and bloating.
Instead of ordering out during your lunch break, pack something good and nutritious beforehand. Your body and wallet will thank you. Skip the deep fried french fries and enjoy some fruit, salad, or baked chicken. Plus, packing a lunch saves time on your lunch break for you to enjoy yourself.
In order to lose weight without exercise, you need to be willing to cut out these foods from your diet:
- White Rice
- Fast Food
I hope that you decide to work out while you find a diet that works for you. You’ll lose weight much faster and convert fat into muscle. However, by just removing these foods from your diet you will lose weight without exercise.
Have you cut any foods out your diet and notice significant weight loss? Please, tell me about it. Leave any comments, thoughts, or questions below and feel free to share with anyone who needs this list.