Losing weight can seem like an uphill slog at times. It doesn’t help that food companies use targeted marketing and packaging to make unhealthy foods enticing to us from the minute we start eating solids. Shop Smart to Lose Weight For most people, the food in your refrigerator and pantry dictates what you’ll be eating for most of your meals. While a little treat (hi, Nutella!) here and there isn’t going to completely sabotage your
weight loss efforts, having a shelf full of unhealthy foods can. 1. Refined Grains This category includes: White bread, white rice, many baked goods For many people, white pasta, rice, cookies, cereal, and bagels make the world go ’round. But refined grains have been processed in a way that removes fiber and important nutrients, and taking the fiber out means you’ll feel less full, making it easier to overeat. 2. Foods and Drinks With Added Sugar This category includes: Pasta sauce, fruit juice, yogurt, condiments Sugar can sneak into your daily diet in some of the most unlikely foods.
Manufacturers often add sugar (in the form of cane juice, fruit juice concentrate, high-fructose corn syrup, and more) to foods and drinks like yogurt, fruit juice, sports drinks, pasta sauce, granola, and condiments. 3. Processed Foods Processed meats, packaged snacks, canned foods packed in syrup۔ 4. Greasy and Fried Foods This category includes: Burgers, fried chicken, pizza — namely fried foods made outside of your own kitchen where the oils are lower quality and potentially less healthy۔ Alcoho This category includes: Beer, wine, liquor “People often overlook the role that caloric beverages — especially alcohol — have on weight, as many dieters solely focus on food choices۔