If your New Year’s goal is losing weight, you might want to put a limit on your consumption of these foods.
The new year is hear, which means many people have set some new year’s resolutions and health-related goals. If one of your goals is to lose some extra weight in 2022, you will need some important tools for reaching success.
Losing fat in a healthy way looks a little different for every person, but it oftentimes requires some changes every day that are related to diet and movement. And while there is no one food that could make you lose or gain weight, there are some foods that could have harmful effects on your weight loss goals.
Continue reading to learn more about the foods that you should avoid or limit in 2022 in order to lose weight.
1 — White bread
White bread is a processed carbohydrate that will quickly derail any health goals of losing extra weight.
“White bread doesn’t do much to help you stay full, so you could end up over-eating even more calories than you need at mealtime and gain more weight over time,” said Jinan Banna, “especially since white bread is stripped of the fiber that’s needed to help you have that sense of fullness. Because of this, it’s better to pick whole-grain items to keep those extra pounds off in 2022.”
2 — Fried food
Your consumption of fried foods should also be restricted as much as possible. “Fried foods are normally higher in calories, and if you eat more calories than you burn each day, this will promote weight gain,” said Dr. Banna.
In one study, it was discovered that consumption of fried foods was associated with a higher risk of developing obesity or gaining weight. And another research study from the British Medical Journal discovered that it was important for those who may be genetically predisposed to put a limit on their consumption of fried foods.
3 — Sugar substitutes
According to Janet Coleman, who is a registered dietitian, sugar substitutes are troubling when you are attempting to lose some extra pounds, even though they are technically calorie-free.
“It is important to recognize that even though some of these substitutes have zero calories, they will still cause your blood glucose levels to increase which could affect your ability to lose weight,” said Coleman, “and research shows that sugar substitutes could actually encourage weight gain because of their effect on insulin sensitivity.”
Author: Blake Ambrose