Foods to Avoid on the 24 Day Challenge
Losing weight is in large part about avoiding unhealthy foods. You can work out as hard as you want, but if you’re replacing those burnt calories with unhealthy foods, chemicals and extra fats, you’re probably not going to see much in terms of results.
Here are three food categories to avoid if you want to lose weight and that you should avoid while on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.
==> Anything Microwavable
Anything that’s frozen or designed to be microwaved should be avoided. This can be really hard especially for us busy moms! I know I struggle with this one. It often times is so much easier to throw something in the microwave and be done with it.
Frozen foods are packed full of all kinds of unhealthy chemicals. Just take a look at the back of the box. How many of the ingredients can you actually read? How many of them sound like whole foods?
Also, the level of fats, sodium and sugars are extremely high. Many TV dinners that people eat in one meal on their own are actually three or more servings – meaning you’re getting much, much more fat than you think if you just skimmed the ingredients.
==> High Calorie Drinks
Drinks are one of the biggest sources of sugar and extraneous sugars in the standard American diet. A lot of people just don’t realize how much fat is in these various beverages.
Coca-Cola, Pepsi and 7 Up, for example, all contain large amounts of both sugar and calories. People who drink Coke instead of water almost always end up overweight.
So many people think diet soda is so much better for you! Think again….
I found this interesting article in the healthy living section of MSN entitled: 7 side effects of drinking diet soda. You can check it out here. In the article it talks about some of the side effects from diet soda are kidney problems, messed up metabolism, obesity, rotting teeth, and reproductive issues! What?!? Kind of crazy!
Even though tons of people drink coffee, coffee itself has very few calories. However, once you add in the milk or cream plus the sugar, it suddenly becomes a high calorie drink. Sometimes even higher that soda….
Even worse are drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, and Frappuchinos. These extremely high calorie drinks don’t “feel” like eating a meal, but can often contain just as many calories as a regular sized meal.
==> Processed Meats
Finally, processed meats are also poor choices if you want to lose weight.
It’s no mystery if you look at what really goes into processed meats. It’s often the fattiest parts, blended skin, various body parts that couldn’t be sold separately, all mixed with copious amounts of fat.
In addition, these processed meats are usually full of preservatives, chemicals and sodium.
Eating a sausage might not seem that different than eating a lean cut of chicken on the surface. But below the surface, what that sausage is made of is often very different than what the chicken is made of.
Stick to lean, whole meats and avoid processed meats. You’ll consume fewer calories and you’ll be eating healthier overall as well.
These are foods to avoid like the plague if you want to get your weight down. Though it may sound simple to just remove three kinds of foods from your diet, these changes alone could help you cut back on a lot of calorie consumption.
For more information on weight loss or jump starting your weight loss prgram check out my review of the 24 day challenge. If your looking to just detox all of the above foods out of your system, try the 10 day herbal cleanse. This cleanse is not one that you have to fast or barely eat and sit on the toilet all day! It’s very mild but you feel so much better after just the first few days getting rid of all the junk!
Your Health and Wellness Coach,