Wondering what foods you are eating that aren't helping you with your weight loss? What common foods do you use in your daily routine that contribute to those unwanted pounds? You may be making healthier choices, watching serving sizes, and not eating out as much, but there are still some changes that need to be made to keep you from gaining those extra pounds. Consider the following fatty foods listed below that should be limited, if not completely taken out of your diet, to help you stay on the right track and give you guaranteed weight loss.
1. Processed meats. Say no to sausage and salami and fuel up on plant-based proteins, lean meat, or fish. Processed meat, like lunch meat, is loaded with saturated fat, sodium, and calories.
2. Potato chips. 1 ounce of potato chips equals 150 calories, mostly from fat. Low fat chips have added salts and sugars to make up for the taste, so be careful with those.
3. Ice cream. A favorite dessert, but can be very deadly to your diet. Ice cream is high in sugar, fat, and calories. Trade in this ice cream for a Skinny Blend shake. 1 scoop of our Blend mixed with almond or low-fat milk tastes just like a milkshake, and is actually good for you! Visit skinnyjane.com and check out our flavors and read about more benefits the Skinny Blend provides.
4. French fries. We all know this is not the way to eat potatoes. French fries are packed with calories and sodium. If you like fries, substitute regular French fries for sweet potato fries. Much better for you, and much lower in calories.
5. Store-bought fruit juice. High in added sugar and calories, and no fiber. Switch this drink for real fruit juice. Low sugar, low calories, and real fruit juice provides fiber, which will help you in the long run on losing weight.
6. White bread, rolls, and biscuits. These are not weight loss friendly! Skip the bread at restaurants, and substitute the rolls at the dinner table for whole grains or a fruit to snack on.
7. Store-bought trail mix. This does contain good-for-you nuts, dried fruit, and raisins. However, they also contain too many not-so-good-for-you sweets, like candies or chocolates. Go to your closest health food store and grab your own ingredients to make homemade trail mix. This way you can control what you put in there to watch your calories!
8. Salad dressings. Salads can be great to add into your diet when trying to lose weight, but salad dressings can ruin your whole day. Trade out the regular salad dressings and make your own. Try this lemon and oil dressing that is low on calories, fat, and sodium. Use juice from 1 lemon, 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp. dried oregano, 1/4 tsp. black pepper, and sea salt to taste.
We hope these few changes to your diet will help you on your weight loss journey. It's amazing what little alterations you make in your diet will help or hurt you. For more weight loss tips, fat burning foods, or weight loss motivation, visit skinnyjane.com.
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