Want to lose weight? Then you’ll need to avoid more than a few “diet buster” foods and beverages. Check out what to stay away from for fast weight loss and otherwise remain healthy:
“Fancy” Coffee Beverages
Coffee any way other than black is a surefire calorie bomb. The worst offenders are of the frappacino variety, such as the Double Chocolatly Chip Frappuccino Blended Creme with Whipped Cream from Starbucks. A 16-ounce grande version of this beverage features 59 grams of sugar, 300 milligrams of sodium, 19 grams of fat, and 510 calories.
Creamy Salad Dressings
Creamy salad dressings may taste great, but they easily turn a healthy salad into a fattening meal. Stick to balsamic and similar dressings instead, and ask for them on the side so you can control how much goes on your greens.
Donuts, muffins, cake, brownies, scones, cookies…as great as all these things taste, they’re also bad news for any diet. High in fat, refined grains, and sugar, baked goods are always a waistline enemy.
While exercise bars give you an extra boost of energy, they’re also low in fiber and high in fat, sugar, and calories. If feeling lethargic but want to work out, try water and perhaps a few veggies or whole grains instead.
The aforementioned refined grains are no help to any diet. Examples include white bread, white pasta, and white rice. You may think they’ll help you feel full, but because they’ve been stripped of their nutrients they won’t help curb your appetite for quick weight loss.
Full-fat cheeses are among the biggest diet offenders, as they’re full of “bad” fats.