6 Foods Sabotaging Your Weightloss!
A few things happened last week that made me realize there is still a lot of confusion about food and weight loss. First I had two different personal training clients ask about rice cakes. Forever there has been a belief that rice cakes are a great diet food. Especially among women. Not so. Rice cakes are not alone. There are other foods have been looked at as great for dieters. On the surface these foods appear low fat and low cal. Great for weight loss right, WRONG!
Your list of Foods you Thought were Good for Weight loss
1) Rice Cakes
7) 100 Calorie Snack Packs
OK…so I just added a BONUS #7 to the list. This was not on the original list but I thought adding it after doing a presentation/seminar for a local fire department on health and wellness (ole #7 is actually part of a slide in my presentation.)
These foods are not bad. No they aren’t. In “Eat by Color” I clearly state there are no bad foods and if you really want something, eat it. The problem with the foods on the list is that they are very high in carbs and low in fiber, protein, and fat. Take a look at the nutrition label and check it out for yourself. When you are looking at the label note the amount of sugar AND carbs. They probably are not the same amount. So if there are 5 grams of sugar and 19 grams of carbs, what are the other 14 grams?
Suffice to say difference is not legally defined as sugar….but you can bet your back side the impact on your body is just like eating sugar. Want more info about nutrition labels click here.
Here is a great pic I drew on the wall of my office last week to put it simply. (I used that way cool paint that turns your wall into a dry erase board…so I can do stuff like this. Yes, my penmanship leaves much to be desired.) Eating the stuff on the right is like eating spoonfuls of the stuff on the left, SUGAR! Certainly you would not sit down with the sugar bowl for a snack or meal would you?
There are about 5 grams per 1 teaspoon (the small spoon in your silverware drawer.) So eating one of your foods with 19 grams of carbs per serving above is like having almost 4 teaspoons out of the sugar bowl. You would not sit down and eat 4 teaspoons of sugar would you? Weight loss sabotage. Something to think about.
If you want the nuts and bolts of how to make better food decisions and a simple explanation as to why lots of carbs…or sugar…will not allow you to lose weight, get “Eat by Color!”
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This article is the courtesy of Raymond M. Binkowski former fat guy, author of “Eat by Color”, personal trainer and owner of FitWorkz. Its intent is to be shared. If sharing the previous following statement MUST be included any time this article is reproduced in part or entirety. So please feel free to share, you just might change a life!