Nutrition is full of all sorts of misconceptions, lies, and myths. What most people believe to be right turns out to be the complete opposite of reality. Cutting excess calories and junk from your diet is the first step towards losing weight and keeping fit. However, sometimes, the food we take assuming are healthy tend to be the worst, saturated with high fat and calories.
If you are hitting the gym for many hours and still you can’t see progress in your fitness goals, you’re most probably getting it wrong in your diet and nutrition. Let us explore areas and habits that are have been sabotaging your fitness goals.
Today’s groceries are full of the so-called “healthy” breakfast cereals. The truth is that these cereals make the worst foods you can eat because they are loaded with much sugar and refined carbs. They contain many fattening ingredients packaged in these bags. When you start your day with processed cereals, you spike your insulin and blood sugar levels, and a few hours later, your body will crave for more carbs. Note that most breakfast cereals have misleading claims of having low fat and whole grains on their packaging, but are usually loaded with much sugar.
Whole Wheat Bread
The whole wheat bread is in most times perceived as a healthy alternative to refined wheat. Well, though whole wheat is less severe when compared to refined wheat, the only problem we have with whole grain foods is that they are not made from actual whole grains. The grains have been pulverized to become excellent flour that is easily and quickly digestible. This causes them to spike blood sugar just the way refined grains do. Whole wheat bread also contains excess fiber and more nutrients. However, there is no nutrient in wheat that you can lack when you decide to take other food alternatives.
The agave nectar commonly known as agave syrup is most presented as a natural and safe alternative to sugar. The only problem with this nectar is that it’s not healthy at all. From the underlying chemistry, sugar contains 50 percent fructose while agave includes 70 t 90 percent fructose. Taking small amounts of fructose has no harm, but consuming excess amounts of added sugar can have some devastating effects on your metabolism. Excess amounts of sugar cause elevated blood sugar, abdominal obesity, has a harmful impact on your cholesterol among others.
Low Fat Yogurt
Yogurt is usually considered to be healthy food. The only problem we have is that most yogurts found in stores are low-fat yogurt which is highly processed garbage- for lack of a better word. When these food manufacturers remove fat from foods, the resultant taste is terrible. This is the reason they end up adding the whole bunch of other foodstuffs to compensate for the lack of fat and improve on taste. So their low-fat yogurt has had fat removed only to be replaced with even a much worse substance. In simple terms, avoid labels!