Last year I dropped 25 pounds in 6 weeks and was ripped. There are a couple of items on the list that I took out of my diet and saw an incredible difference.
1. RICE CAKES
Traditionally considered a health food, rice cakes contain considerable amounts of carbs that may stimulate unwanted fat storage and slow down your body's ability to lose fat. Rice cakes are just empty calories that do not fill you up. Extra Carbs!
2. FLAVOURED OATMEAL.
I used to be the king of flavoured oatmeal but realized it had too much sugar. Now white plain oatmeal is a staple in my diet. The excess sugar in flavoured oatmeal makes them a very poor choice for anyone who wants to get in shape.
Now you must be saying, "Funk, my breakfast is going to be way too plain" That's when you throw in a scoop of flavoured protien powder and some whole fruit. Now that's a delicious breakfast.
3. FRUIT JUICE
Fruit Juice is calorie-dense and high in sugar. One cup can contain anywhere from 110 to 200 calories. Always eat whole fruit, not just the sugary juices. And if you juice, forget about it. Juicing takes out all the fibre and leaves you with the sugars. However blending fills you with the whole fruit (fibre) and a lot more nutrients
I see this all the time at work or in the coffee shop. People order muffins, thinking they are having a healthy breakfast...WRONG!
Muffins are one of the most calorie dense foods out there. They normally pack around 450 calories.
The word muffin was invented so that people wouldn’t feel guilty about eating cake for breakfast.
In the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY of all foods out there, alcohol is definitely leading the UGLY. Although alcohol itself doesn't contain fat, it's loaded with calories.
To make matters worse, excessive alcohol consumption can interfere with the body's metabolism of nutrients, especially protien.