Where a lot of people get stuck or hit a plateau in weight loss may not be in their approach to follow a diet perfectly. But in the foods they say to use in the plan. I had this problem in several diets I’ve tried before, I would do everything right, but the scale just wasn’t going down.
Often, The problem is that the “so called” belly fat burning foods in your diet plan are exactly the thing sabotaging your results. These foods are designed to be fat loss foods but they really aren’t. Instead, they could be stopping your fat loss dead in its track?
What are the belly fat burning foods, that aren’t? Let’s go over some foods that you need to cut out of your diet today.
Fruit Flavored Yogurt
Fruit flavored yogurts are a favorite for many dieters, but a lot of times they don’t know they’re digging into pint-sized cups of sugar each time they eat one.
Next time you’re picking up your favorite yogurt, double check the sugar content. You might be surprised to know there are 15 or more grams of sugar per serving.
You can purchase the sugar-free varieties, but then you’ll be taking in unwanted artificial sweeteners, which can be just as bad for you.
Instead, opt for plain Greek yogurt. Flavor it yourself by adding a handful of fresh berries.
Next are any products that are made to be ‘fat free’. These often state that they are fat free on the label and proud of it.
But ask yourself, if the fat is removed, what is added? Something had to be added otherwise these just wouldn’t taste good.
The answer to that is sugar. Sugar has often been added to these foods, and helps them to still taste appealing. If you are trying to lose belly or midsection fat, sugar is just as bad — if not worse — than fat or calories.
One food that you need to be careful about including in your diet is protein bars. These may seem like a great option since they do contain protein, and that’s what every diet tells you to eat more of.
But once again, you need to check that sugar content. Most protein bars are upwards of 15 grams of sugar or more per bar. Some measure in as high as 30 or even 40 grams of sugar depending on the calorie content.
In actuality, these aren’t much more than a glorified chocolate bar. While you can buy a few bars that do keep the sugar content very low (five grams or fewer per bar), you have to really search for them.
The solution to reducing your sugar intake isn’t to use alternative artificial sweeteners such as Sweet’N Low, Equal, or Spenda. You should actually stay away from these because they may cause more harm to your body than good.
Sweeteners like these contain either saccharin, aspartame, or sucralose. Some side effects from what’s in these sweeteners are: may cause degeneration in critical nerve cells, imbalances in the brain, cancer, and yes make you GAIN weight! A good alternative sweetener is Stevia, which is a herb that doesn’t cause blood sugar spikes.
So here are the belly fat burning foods, that aren’t. You may be currently eating exactly what could be causing you some issues. Are any of these in your diet?
If you want to learn more about the must-eat foods that will help catapult fat loss into high gear, make sure that you check out The 2-Week Diet which goes over the harmful and helpful foods for weight loss.